Category: Adrienne Totino

Dance Review: Art and Style Studio Annual Showcase

By | Adrienne Totino, Prose, Reviews: Performing Arts

The Art and Style Dance Studio might be tucked away from the bustle of Pittsburgh’s South Side, but inside the nondescript building on Jane Street is a sense of liveliness unique to ballroom dance. Terry and Rozana Sweeney, the owners, hold classes and performances in latin and ballroom styles, for students of all ages and …

Dance Review: New Moves Contemporary Dance Festival, Program B

By | Adrienne Totino, Prose, Reviews: Performing Arts

Modern dance devotees flooded The Kelly-Strayhorn Theater over the weekend for the 4th annual newMoves Contemporary Dance Festival. The three day long celebration brought sixteen choreographers and over 40 dancers to the bustling East Liberty sprawl. Program B took place on Friday, and hosted a range of national and international performers and companies from Pittsburgh, …

Dance Review: Blink by Gia T. Presents

By | Adrienne Totino, Prose, Reviews: Performing Arts

It might be an oxymoron to say that Gia Cacalano is both a throwback and an innovator, quietly claiming her place on the Pittsburgh dance scene. But part of me was transported to Greenwich Village circa 1963 Saturday night, where the Judson Dance Theater met in rejection of modern dance restrictions of the time. “BLINK,” …