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Media Contact: Lily Rybarczyk, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, / 412-471-5196

APRIL 22, 2017 | 8:00 P.M. | BYHAM THEATER

Pittsburgh, PA – The Pittsburgh Dance Council, a division of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, presents BJM Danse onSaturday, April 22, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. at the Byham Theater, 101 Sixth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. BJM Danse is the final presentation of the Pittsburgh Dance Council’s 2016-17 season.

Montreal’s acclaimed BJM Dance finds inspiration within a dance laboratory setting where innovative choreographic ideas are tested and brought to life through energizing and physically challenging works. Inspired by the innovative spirit of modern jazz, the repertory company is grounded in technique, vocabulary, discipline and aesthetic of classical dance. Blending the disciplines of classical and contemporary dance forms with theater, the circus, visual arts and new music, adds up to an ambitious repertoire that is unique to BJM Danse.

BJM has recently collaborated with a slate of well-known figures of contemporary dance, including the choreographers for the trio of works in this performance, Barak Marshall (Israel and USA), Adonis Foniodakis (Greece), and Itzik Galili (Amsterdam).
Informed by the frenetic pace of our everyday lives, Kosmos offers a release of tension, creating space to let go and experience a moment of joy. Showing the company’s outstanding range, Mono Lisa is an acrobatic duet with ballet underpinnings. The evening concludes with Harry, which integrates balloons and other props into a dance inspired by life’s conflicts and compromises.

Tickets ($25-$60) are available through these Pittsburgh Cultural Trust official ticket sources:, by calling 412-456-6666, or in person at the Box Office at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue. A limited number of $10 tickets, orchestra level, are being offered for Pittsburgh Dance Council presentations at the Byham Theater, available on a first come, first served basis. Subscription packages are available for: $60-$285. Subscriptions can be purchased in 4 show packages, with prices starting at $40. To subscribe, call 412-456-1390. Groups of 10 or more tickets, please call 412-471-6930. For more information visit,

Pittsburgh Dance Council
The Pittsburgh Dance Council joined Pittsburgh Cultural Trust as a programming division 2002. The mission of Pittsburgh Dance Council is to bring the best contemporary dance companies from around the world to the Cultural District. Each season, Pittsburgh Dance Council presents diverse, world-class contemporary works, including U.S. and world premieres.

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh’s most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country’s largest land masses “curated” by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh’s quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Cultural Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts.
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