March 25, 2013 Coverage and Posts

There’s Something About Texture

Something spectacular is coming to Pittsburgh this April—There’s Something About Fontina, led by contemporary ballet artist Alan Obuzor. Pointe shoes, combat boots, music by Regina Spektor and the choreography of Texture’s own Kelsey Bartman culminate in one of Pittsburgh’s most entertaining ballet shows of the year.

Named as one of Dance Magazine’s “Top 25 To Watch,” Alan Obuzor has a long history of amazing dance performance.  When most students were starting their senior year in high school, he received a contract to join PBT’s professional Company.  Cutting his teeth on some of history’s most iconic shows—The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Carmina Burana, and Divertimento 15— Obuzor has won numerous awards and collaborated with talent from all over Pittsburgh.

Texture’s Kelsey Bartman is also dedicated to the craft. She is a co-creator of the Works In Progress project, has choreographed for Nashville Ballet, and danced in Balanchine’s FourTemperatments and Paul Vasterling’s Carmina Burana.

In addition, Jamie Murphy and Renee Smith of the Murphy/Smith Dance Collective will premiere a new work, accompanied by the Texture dancers. Jamie has been seen at various festivals and the Pittsburgh Opera Cabaret. Renee’s choreography has been showcased on stages such as Evolve Productions and Pittsburgh Ballet Theater School’s graduate program.

Tickets are available through ShowClix and are $20 in advance of performances and $25 at the door. See you there.