03.14.05 Pittsburgh Ballet and Sting/ING Situations...


Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre makes New York City debut at the Joyce Theatre, March 29-April 3, with trio of new dances by Kevin O'Day, Derek Deane and Dwight Rhoden.

As sharp and bright as the steel, and as strong as the football team that define its hometown, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre will make its New York City debut at The Joyce Theater, March 29-April 3. Gleaming with the company's newly created contemporary edge, the Joyce repertory features New York premieres by decidedly different choreographers: Kevin O'Day, Derek Deane and Dwight Rhoden.

Kevin O'Day's "Sting/ING Situations," set to a series of the rocker's hit songs such as "Walking on the Moon," "Every Little Thing She Does is Magic" and "Roxanne," plays games with space and time. What emerges is a ballet bursting with surprising patterns and unexpected encounters between the dancers Although O'Day, who danced with the Joffrey Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Frankfurt Ballet and Twyla Tharp, set the timing, patterns and spacing, the dancers choose how to get from point A to B.

The evening curtain for Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's Joyce Theater season, Tuesday through Saturday, is at 8pm. There will also be 2pm matinees on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $40. All tickets are available at The Joyce Theater box office, by calling JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800 or online at http://www.joyce.org. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street.