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Fresh Works is KST’s month-long creative learning program for Pittsburgh-based artists. The program provides artists with production support, lighting and sound design, and 80 hours at The Alloy Studios to research, explore, play, and finally share a work-in-progress performance. Fresh Works debuted in 2013 and, so far, this residency incubator has benefited seven lead artists.
This month we welcome Anthony Williams for Loving Black, a new dance performance about the complicated love between African American men. The project examines past and present representations of black male identities to inspire a dialogue about the diversity of expressions.
Anthony Williams is a resident teaching artist at Kelly Strayhorn Theater who recently presented his work Identity at KST’s newMoves Contemporary Dance Festival 2013. He has performed with Deeply Rooted Dance Theatre, August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble, Texture Contemporary Ballet, and Ballet Chicago. Anthony has studied with a range of master teachers and choreographers including Terrence Greene, Nathan Trice, Ray Mercer, Christopher Huggins, and former KST artists-in-residence Sidra Bell and 2013 MacArthur Fellow Kyle Abraham. Anthony continues his journey in Pittsburgh as a freelance dance artist.
Funding for Loving Black was provided by the Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh Fund, a partnership of the Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments.
When & Where
The Alloy Studios
Formerly home to Dance Alloy Theatre, this venue, now operated by the Kelly-Strayhorn Theatre, hosts a variety of dance and other arts events.