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Bodiography announces new classical dance shows for the 2019-2020 season | Dance | Pittsburgh

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Bodiography Contemporary Ballet delivers great performances for dance fans in Pittsburgh and beyond with its 2019-20 season.

The Pittsburgh-based company and school of dance announced their new season with a number of local dates, beginning with a company-in-residence at Butler County Community College Succop Theater in Butler, Pennsylvania (September 28). On November 22 and 23, La Roche University will present Bodiography’s Multiplicity at the Byham Theatre, which will feature a guest performance of Italian dance Matrafisc. Bodiography founding artistic and executive director Maria Caruso will also direct and present new work with Ina Colizza and Antonello Apicella.

The program also includes Unveiled, a collaboration with Buglisi Dance Theater on February 7 and 8 at the Byham Theatre, featuring guest choreographers Virginie Mecene and Ze’eva Cohen.

Bodiography will present classic holiday ballet Nutcracker at the La Roche Motherhouse Theater (December 6-8) and will premiere a new site-specific work by Caruso and feature guest soloist Carrie Ellmore-Tallitsch of the Martha Graham Dance Company at a spring gala (April 23-25 ).

Bodiography will take its work on the road with a traveling show of Caruso’s original ballet Mirror at the Avenel Performing Arts Center in Woodbridge, NJ (March 31-April 4).

From March 6-22, Bodiography will embark on a European tour with performances in England, Germany and Italy. From July 1-7, Bodiography will perform on the main stage of the Karmiel Dance Festival in Israel, where their mixed repertoire performances will include Caruso performing Martha Graham’s Lamentation. They will also create new works in Bermuda for the Bermuda Civic Ballet (July 22-27).

Spokesperson Dick Roberts said this final season continues Bodiography’s mission to “preserve the tradition of contemporary classical ballet, promote appreciation of contemporary dance, create new and enduring work through artist/company collaboration guests and educate budding dancers in the performing arts”.

See below for a full schedule of local Bodiography shows for the 2019-20 season:

September 28, 2019
Butler Community College presents Bodiography at the Succop Theater. 107 College Drive, Butler.

November 22-23, 2019
La Roche University presents Bodiography Multiplicity at the Byham Theatre. 101 6th Street, downtown.

December 6-8, 2019
Bodiography Center for Movement presents Nutcracker at the Théâtre de la Maison-Mère in La Roche. 9000 Babcock Blvd, Wexford.

February 7-8, 2020
The bodiography presents Unveiled. 101 Sixth Street, Downtown.

May 1-2, 2020
Bodiography presents the La Roche Spring Gala. 101 Sixth Street, Downtown.

June 13, 2020
Bodiography Center for Movement presents the Spring Concert. 101 Sixth Street, Downtown.