Well, most companies in our small city of Pittsburgh take the summer off. Student intensive courses are poised to begin at Point Park, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Father Ryan Arts Center and at many more locations. But for those in Pittsburgh this summer who want to see some dance, the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater (KST) has come through again.
While many organizations go into organizational mode over the summer, KST is presenting three dance works. The first, on June 22, is a work-in-progress by Lostwax Multimedia Dance. Based on the video on KST’s website, Lostwax promises to deliver a performance chock-full of digital/human interaction.
Private Places “is inspired by the intense emotional management demand placed upon flight attendants, who occupy a very theatrical place within the service industry. The work mixes explosiveness and confinement, and infuses high powered J-Setting movement,” according to KST’s website. The work by IdiosynCrazy productions will be at the Strayhorn June 26, 28 and 29.
The third production is by Irish Point Park graduate Luke Murphy. The piece entitled Drenched and in Pittsburgh July 6 and 7 will feature solo and duet material and include an elaborate set and film. “Drenched is a metaphor for the layers of information we subconsciously take in about our romances. The expectations we don’t realize we create for ourselves and how we navigate relationships,” says KST’s site of the work.
For more information, see the events calendar on KST’s website.