the silver line

  • Choreographer: Jessica McCann
  • Music: Various - see Program Notes for complete listing
  • Costumes: Janet Marie Groom; built in the PBT Costume Shop under the direction of Ms. Groom
  • World Premiere: Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, August Wilson Center - March 17, 2018
  • PBT Performance Date: March 17, 23, 25, 2018;

Program Notes

Part of a mixed rep program titled “New Works’, which consisted of seven new ballets created by and for the PBT dancers.  Complete program notes for this ballet follow.

the silver line

Saturday, March 17 at 8 p.m., Friday, March 23 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, March 25 at 2 p.m.

Also performed at Hartwood Acres, August 19, 2018

Choreography Jessica McCann

Music Maya Beiser: Kinship; Ryuchi Sakamoto: Ubi; Anna Meredith: Nautilus


“With my ballet I wanted to show off the strength and skill in our company. Placing my ideas and movement onto my fellow company members and dear friends has been an exhilarating and challenging honor. I have my own ideas and story line for my ballet, but simply put, it’s inspired by and based upon the choices people make. When I watch contemporary ballet, I don’t always like being told what the ballet’s about — that puts my mind in a box. I prefer going on my own experience of the work and seeing where my mind takes me — and what the music and movement are saying. It’s always fun hearing what different people get out of watching the same ballet. I sincerely hope you enjoy.” — Jessica McCann

McCann has choreographed since she was a teenager in college, choreographing on students much older than she. Since then she has choreographed in summer program showcases and most recently premiered works in Japan’s World Dream Gala.