Texture Contemporary Ballet Presents BLUR at The New Hazlett July 19-22

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 5/17/12 – Texture Contemporary Ballet Presents BLUR at The New Hazlett July 19-22

Pittsburgh, PA. Pittsburgh’s newest dance company, Texture Contemporary Ballet, is proud to announce their summer performances of BLUR at The New Hazlett Theater. Performances will be held July 19 through July 22 and tickets range in price from $20-$25 and are available at ShowClix.

Choreographers will include Alan Obuzor, Kelsey Bartman, Gabriel Smith and Catherine Tiso. BLUR will feature company dancers from Texture Contemporary Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, BalletMet, Ballet Austin, Nashville Ballet, Richmond Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, Colorado Ballet as well as dancers from Point Park University and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s Graduate Program. Live music will be provided by Cello Fury. In addition there will be selections of regional African music and selections from original compositions by Gabriel Gaffney Smith (iTunes).

Funding for BLUR was provided by Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh of The Pittsburgh Foundation and Small Arts Initiative of The Heinz Endowments.

Tickets are available for purchase at ShowClix for $20, and will also be available at the door for $25. Individuals can contribute to funding BLUR by contributing to their Kickstarter Campaign. Backers can submit pledges until June 24 at midnight.

Texture will also be celebrating their first birthday with a fundraiser at The Space Upstairs on July 7 from 7:30-11:30pm. Tickets are also available through ShowClix and are $15 in advance. Tickets will be available at the door for $20, cash only.

About Texture Contemporary Ballet:
Texture Contemporary Ballet is comprised of classically trained professional ballet dancers who have danced and trained at some of the top ballet companies and schools in America. Dancers are brought together on a project basis to create and present predominantly contemporary and neo-classical work.

Texture strives to inspire dancers, teachers, directors, choreographers, audience members and artists of every kind, by presenting ballet in an innovative way. We believe it is important to break through preconceived notions that people may hold while witnessing ballet for the first time. Yet simultaneously, Texture fulfills the expectations of frequent theatergoers and those who are deeply submerged in the dance world. Therefore, Texture is both unique and inviting, while still upholding standards of technique and presentation.

For further information about Texture Contemporary Ballet, textureballet.org.


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