Open Window at Open Air: A Series in Celebration of the Performing Arts

Date: Sunday, May 23, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

Venue: Flagstaff Hill in Schenley Park

Artist in Residence Staycee Pearl* and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre present Open Window. We are proud to share an evening-length program featuring the dynamic work of eleven Pittsburgh-based dance-makers.

Showcase Artists (listed in order of performance)

1. what remains

Choreographers: Taylor Knight and Anna Thompson

Artists: slowdanger (Taylor Knight and Anna Thompson)

Music: slowdanger, ARCH

2. Excerpts from Say That to My Face

Choreographer: Jose Perez IV

Artists: Big Storm Performance Collaborative (Micaela Corn, Taylor Couch, Philip Fry, Jess Milandro, Jenn Mikitka and José Pérez IV)

Music: Death From Above, “Never Swim Alone,” Wayne Newton, “Danke Schoen” and Seatbelts, “Bad Dog No Biscuits”

3. Quick, Recover

Choreographers: Maddison Manolis and Alison Vitale

Artists: MVment (Maddison Manolis and Alison Vitale)

Music: Sulfur and Smoke, “Molasses” and Akkord, “Circle”

4. To Grieve

Choreographer: Jamie Erin Murphy

Artists: JoAnna Dehler and Emily Jaikaran

Music: Rafael Anton Irisarri, “Wither”

5. Renascence

Choreographer: Allie Tiso

Artist: Allie Tiso

Music: Peter Gregson


Choreographer and director: Pearlann Porter

Artists: The Pillow Project (Theo Bliss, Courtney Hart, Kylee Killian, Libbie Louis, Grace Lopez, Kevin Ocampo, Matthew Saggiomo and Ava Shannon)

Music: A Winged Victory for the Sullen

7. “Where’s My Love?”

Choreographer: Alexandria “Lexi” Troianos

Artists: Jesse Joiner and Sophie Powell

Music: SYML, “Where’s My Love?”

8. second-hand

Choreographers: Molly Huey and Olivia Nellis

Artists: Molly Huey and Olivia Nellis

Music: flatsound, “Feb 03, 2012” and Nils Frahm, “My Friend the Forest”

9. Passenger

Choreographer: Shana Simmons

Artist: Shana Simmons Dance (Jamie Erin Murphy; originally performed by Jamie Erin Murphy and Jessica Marino Mitcham)

Music: Anna Moffo, Vocalise, Op. 34, No. 14

10. Day Dreaming

Choreographer: Staycee Pearl

Artists: STAYCEE PEARL dance project & Soy Sos (Jessica Marino Mitcham and LaTrea Derome)

Music: Aretha Franklin, “Day Dreaming”

11. Assume the Position

Choreographer: JoAnna Schmidt

Artists: Corey Bourbonniere and JoAnna Schmidt

Music: Beirut, “When I Die,” Irma Thomas, “Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (Will Understand)” and Arthur Russel, “That’s Us/Wild Combination”

Thank you for joining us for Open Window!

*Artist in Residence is sponsored by AE&E