Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Second Saturdays Saturday, May 14, 2011 Pillow Project

The fourth season continues next Saturday, May 14!

Sharing dance, light and music together in a truly unique jazz-lounge/performance-gallery atmosphere, each second Saturday of the month (April-August) features a evening open to the public of ongoing improvisational performances and live multimedia experimentations from the company and special guests.


Luminography by Mike Cooper, Dancers Bre Short and Taylor Knight, Photo by Cassie Kay Photography

[live music]
...Ongoing 8pm through 10pm:
Spontaneous compositions of resident Music Director, PJ Roduta and local jazz artist Charles Hall, joined by various musical friends of The Pillow.

[preview performances]
...around 9pm:
An assorted series of performance-vignettes directly based on several female characterizations in classic Quentin Tarantino films (performed by company performing artists Rebekah Kuczma, Kaylin Horgan and Bre Short)

[featured presentation]
The Pillow Project's fully-realized live performance montage inspired by David Fincher's distinct cinematic style of the 1999 adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's 'Fight Club' (featuring resident performing artists Taylor Knight and Kaylin Horgan). It is the story of someone out on the edge psychologically, a man living in this fraudulent idea of happiness via consumerism who does not have a world of possibilities in front of him, but instead sees no possibilities; he literally cannot imagine a way to change his life. Through confusion and outrage, an alternative reality is created in his mind, freeing him in all the ways he is not. This work is about the moment of the 'reel changeover' from one man becoming another. See the preview here.

[ongoing throughout the evening until midnight]
live spontaneous physical-jazzing, art and compositions by The Pillow Project resident artists

Pillow Project dancers

Photo by Cassie Kay Photography, Dancers Bre Short, Kaylin Horgan

doors open

8pm - midnight


$10 suggested donation at the door

The Space Upstairs

214 N. Lexington St.

Pittsburgh/Point Breeze, 15208

entrance side of Construction Junction across from Thomas Blvd


*Help us reduce our environmental impact by bringing your own small glass jar

to use and/or donate for complimentary refreshments!

Find Us Around Town this Month!

MAY 6 - Pittsburgh on Pittsburgh - The Dance Alloy - 7pm - Details

MAY 11 - Pop City Birthday Bash - Bakery Square - 7pm - Details

MAY 12- New Moves Dance Festival - Kelly Strayhorne Theater - 7pm - Details


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