La Roche College Dance Department to Present Annual Spring Gala
La Roche College invites the public to its ninth annual Spring Gala dance performance on Friday, March 1. The show will begin at 8 p.m. at the Byham Theater in downtown Pittsburgh. Tickets are available at www.trustarts.org or 412-456-6666.
“The La Roche College Spring Gala is an annual performance that is focused entirely on our dance majors and our college preparatory students in the Bodiography Center for Movement Student Company,” Maria Caruso, performing arts department chair and Bodiography founder, said. “The show will highlight the versatility of the program’s artists as well as the department’s support of partnership programming.”
The performance will include a restaging of an abbreviated version of the third act of Marius Petipa's iconic “La Bayadere, Kingdom of the Shades” by faculty members Kirstie Corso and Melissa Tyler. The students will perform as the corps de ballet in this advanced piece, creating a beautiful scene where a warrior can once again reunite with his love who met a tragic end.
The evening event also will feature international U.K. guest artist Callum Newman, who will premiere a new work with nationally-recognized choreographers Jackie O’Toole, Gia Cacalano and Kelly Basil. Additionally there will be a restaging of Ms. Caruso’s “Pieces of My Puzzle” and alumna Christina DiMarco’s “Jet Set,” as well as student pieces created in Dance Composition I & II courses.
Date & Time
March 1, 2019
Byham Theater 101 Sixth Street Pittsburgh 15222 PA US http://www.northhillsmonthly.com/businesses/pa-pittsburgh-byham-theater