“PBT Premieres” in the News


March 6-8, 2015 – Benedum Center

In its most ambitious mixed repertory program to date, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre takes on three of the most important choreographers of our time with Jerome Robbins’ comedic The Concert, Jiřί  Kylián’s powerful Petite Mort and Mark Morris’ witty ensemble work, Sandpaper Ballet. Don’t miss this one-weekend chance to experience groundbreaking works by three visionary dance makers. “PBT Premieres” takes the Benedum Center stage for one weekend only March 6-8. Buy tickets here



Video: KDKA’s Pittsburgh Today Live previews “PBT Premieres” 

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre presents ‘bucket list’ program in ‘PBT Premieres’

“The bold lineup that’s being billed as “PBT Premieres” will include Jiri Kylian’s “Petite Mort” (1991), Mark Morris’ “Sandpaper Ballet” (1999) and “The Concert” (1956), the first Jerome Robbins work to enter PBT’s repertoire.

The program “shows the kind of broad strength the company has in dancing different kinds of ballets,” says artistic director Terrence Orr. The fact that PBT is able to execute a program of this diversity and caliber “puts us way at the top with a lot of good companies.”

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Pittsburgh City Paper: Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre offers three masterworks by three choreographic giants 

“If Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s 45th-anniversary season were wine, it would be a vintage year: Every production is a most desirable bottle, none more so than PBT Premieres, to be performed with the PBT Orchestra, March 6-8 at the Benedum Center.

The program of three masterworks by three choreographic giants ranks among artistic director Terrence Orr’s finest offerings in the 18 years he has led the company.”

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Next Pittsburgh: PBT Premieres debuts bold new ballets in Pittsburgh

“Significant and inventive works that will challenge artists and audiences alike, the all-premiere mixed repertory program also features live accompaniment by the PBT Orchestra.”

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“Jerome Robbins was simultaneously one of
20th-century ballet’s
greatest choreographers
and a towering innovator in Broadway musicals.”



“Jiřί  Kylián…has become one of the most influential choreographers of the last 30 years. His voluptuous, surging theatrical language…is everywhere.” 


“Heart and brain keep meeting in the work of Mark Morris, but each time with new results… we recognize him as one of the dazzling artists of our day.”


3 Masterworks, 1 Weekend Only