newMoves Dance Symposium: May 11-12, 2012

newMoves Dance Symposium Supporting Innovation in Contemporary Dance
(supported by The Heinz Endowments)

Kelly Strayhorn Theater presents the first, newMoves Contemporary Dance Symposium, bringing the contemporary dance world to the city with presentations from leading presenters and practitioners focusing on supporting innovation in dance.

The two- day symposium includes panel discussions, performances and artist talks that represent diverse perspectives on dance activity in the region. The event takes place May 10 -11, 2012 during the Kelly Strayhorn Theater’s newMoves Contemporary Dance Festival.

The symposium convenes regional and national dance makers, presenters and audiences for a conversation on the trends in contemporary performance and the ways in which institutions can foster a healthy ecology for innovation in dance performance.

As a dance presenter, we believe programming that better connects Pittsburgh to the nationally scene stimulates excitement that benefits artists and audiences.

The Symposium, organized by KST, was established to provide an opportunity for us to be part of national conversations and bring national presenters to the city during newMoves Festival.  We hope the conversations will bring our efforts to stimulate a scene for new work into focus.  As a dance presenter, we believe the symposium and festival gives an opportunity to be part of the national scene and be at the forefront of supporting new work and innovation in contemporary dance.

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