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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Cassia Sakmar

csakmar@pointpark.edu
O: 412-392-8106
C: 724-953-3074

Point Park University’s Conservatory Dance Company’s

Contemporary Choreographers

PITTSBURGH – Point Park University’s Conservatory Dance Company will
present Contemporary Choreographers, an interwoven performance of
professional guest choreographers working with student dancers.
 
Performances run November 16-20, 2016, at the George Rowland White
Performance Studio at Point Park University, 201 Wood Street. Performance
times include Wednesday-Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and
Sunday at 2 p.m.

Adult tickets are $24 on Friday and Saturday evenings, $20 for weeknights and
matinees, students and seniors are $10, and can be purchased by calling the
Pittsburgh Playhouse box office at 412-392-8000 or visiting
www.pittsburghplayhouse.com.

Audience members will experience an unforgettable evening as emerging and
established artists push the boundaries of dance and explore new ideas and
new movement.

Featuring new choreography by Toronto-based David Norsworthy, a Julliard
graduate who has had featured works from New York to Australia, Québec
native Helen Simoneau, James Gregg, and Chicago-based Stephanie Martinez, a
3-Arts Award winning choreographer who has been featured in collegiate dance
departments across the country.

Choreographer David Norsworthy said “I am interested in creating site-
specific, moment-specific and team-specific work. How can I respond to the
unique geographic and architectural elements of the performance place? We’ll
get started by following our curiosities and then see what emerges.”

Helen Simoneau said “Committed to supporting, creating and holding space in
an effort to cultivate agency and build a sense of shared ownership of the
work, I view my art making as a political act and strive for a workspace
grounded in horizontally based organizational hierarchies.”

Audiences will witness the exciting experience of Point Park Conservatory
students working alongside professional choreographers in this highly
anticipated annual performance.