Texture's ninth season takes flight with Flying & Falling, July 18-21 at the New Hazlett Theater. The show will feature exciting world premieres alongside exceptional past creations!
First up on the program is an exhilarating piece set to the music of The Piano Guys, an instrumental musical group that reinvents popular songs with their unique classical flair. This new work is co-choreographed by Texture's Artistic and Associate Artistic Directors, Alan Obuzor and Kelsey Bartman. Showcasing pure passion and full-force energy right from the start, the piece's exciting choreography is set to masterful medleys of songs, including instrumental mashups such as Beethoven’s 5th Symphony with OneRepublic’s “Secrets”, and Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake with Shawn Mendes’ “In My Blood”.
Two pieces originally created for Texture's annual WIP Choreography Project will soar to new heights as they are performed on the New Hazlett stage for the first time. Kelsey Bartman's collaboration with Texture dancer Madeline Kendall, Hats Off to the Greats, finds inspiration from the iconic flare and timeless films of the mid-twentieth century. The piece returns bigger and better than before, as the duo expands the piece to include fresh energy and more old-fashioned fun. Texture will also present Molto Appassionato, choreographed by dancer Katie Miller and set to music by classical composer Felix Mendelssohn.
The program is rounded out by Alan Obuzor's work, Reshifting Time, where the movement of his piece echoes the intensity and intricacies of music by Two Steps From Hell, a music production company that creates soundtracks for movies and movie trailers. Experience a moment of pure physicality as our dancers dive into the floorwork heavy choreography of the piece.
Join us for a wonderful evening of dance and experience the exhilarating sensations of Flying & Falling!
*Group sales available for groups of 10 or more. *For more information about accessibility or group sales contact Marjorie Liese at firstname.lastname@example.org *Street parking, or garage parking for $7 (cash only) on the corner of Allegheny Sq E and E Commons
The New Hazlett Theater is a creative hub for a diverse range of artists, audiences, and performances. *The New Hazlett Theater is fully wheelchair accessible. *Assistive listening devices available upon request
Texture's season is made possible in part with generous support from:
A.W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation
Allegheny Regional Asset District
The Fine Foundation
The Heinz Endowments
New Hazlett Theater
Pennsylvania Partners on the Arts
PNC Chartitable Trust
For information on accessibility contact Marjorie Liese: Marjorie@TextureBallet.org
Texture Contemporary Ballet P.O. Box 100176 Pittsburgh, PA 15233