Monday, October 6, 2008

Pittsburgh Festival of Firsts October 10 - 25, 2008


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Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts

Presented by: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

The Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts (PIFOF) is a city-wide, 16-day performing and visual arts festival featuring exclusive U.S. premieres by highly-acclaimed international artists and contemporary performing arts companies. Festival events will be presented in association with other Pittsburgh cultural organizations and will offer intimate experiences for audiences at various traditional and non-traditional performance venues within the downtown Cultural District and throughout the city.

PIFOF is presented as signature event of Pittsburgh’s 250th anniversary celebration.
Tickets and festival packages go on sale in mid-July. Join their email list for special offers and updates. Check out the schedule here.

Ballet Maribor
Byham Theater Friday, Oct 10 - Saturday, Oct 11, 2008

Gravity of Light
The Pipe Building, Strip District Friday, Oct 10 - Thursday, Oct 30, 2008

Rudresh Mahanthappa
The New Hazlett Theater Friday, Oct 10 - Saturday, Oct 11, 2008 Tickets: $20

Peter Reder, Guided Tour
Carnegie Museums of Art & Natural History Monday, Oct 13 - Wednesday, Oct 15, 2008 Tickets: $20

Theater of the Senses
Ellis School Armory Wednesday, Oct 15 - Saturday, Oct 25, 2008 Tickets: $25

The New Hazlett Theater Thursday, Oct 16 - Saturday, Oct 18, 2008 Tickets: $20

Jo Stromgren Kompani
The New Hazlett Theater Thursday, Oct 23 - Friday, Oct 24, 2008 Tickets: $20

13 Most Beautiful…Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests
Byham Theater Friday, Oct 24 - Saturday, Oct 25, 2008 Tickets: $25

Pittsburgh Post Gazette article here.

Andy Warhol's black-and-white film shorts will be put to music at the Byham theater, actors in a Spanish theater group will perform before individual audience members in a labyrinth of rooms and a Slovenia dance group will set Shakespeare's classic love story to music by Radiohead, to name a few of the performances that will run from Oct. 10-25.


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