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Pittsburgh Dance Council to Host US Premiere of ANATOMICA

Dance Works Rotterdam from Pgh Cultural Trust website

Coming to a theater near you! Not only an internationally renowned company, but a US premiere. The Pittsburgh Dance Council, a branch of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, will host Dance Works Rotterdam‘s ANATOMICA at the Byham Theater at 8pm on February 18th.

The performance, the first and third piece of a triptych by artistic director AndrĂ© Gingras, explores the “danger, beauty, and consequences of the body on display,” according to the company’s website.

Finding inspiration in both our primal and animal instinct towards courting and the role of media on our concept of body, the piece promises to consider relationships with one’s own body and others’ bodies as well as society’s role in how we approach body image.

Dance Works Rotterdam was founded in 1975 and is known for examining contemporary culture with its work. Reviewers have remarked on both their high level of physicality as well as their provocativeness. The show should be very exciting, but because of the thematic subject of ANATOMICA, it may be best to leave the kids at home.