For Immediate Release – Pittsburgh, PA – Pittsburgh’s newest dance company, Texture Contemporary Ballet, presents their first production of 2013, There’s Something About Fontina, at The New Hazlett Theater for two evening performances on April 4th and 5th at 7:30 pm and 8:00 pm respectively.
There’s Something About Fontina will include a new work by Artistic Director, and member of the 2013 Dance Magazine “Top 25 to Watch” list, Alan Obuzor. There will also be a new work to music by Phillip Glass, choreographed by Associate Artistic Director, Kelsey Bartman. Mr. Obuzor and Ms. Bartman will also be collaborating on a unique work that has the performer wearing a single pointe shoe and a single combat boot. Jamie Murphy and Renee Smith of Murphy/Smith Dance Collective will be premiering a new work choreographed for Texture dancers. A piece originally choreographed by Ms. Bartman and National Ballet of Canada’s Joseph Steinauer, finds its completion with additional choreography created by Obuzor and Bartman. This unique creation will include the use of a table and music of Regina Spektor.
Tickets for both shows will be available through ShowClix. Seats will be $20 in advance and $25 day of performance and at the door.
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. Performers are brought together on a per-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.