Pittsburgh Ballet Theater's Harris Ferris
Harris Ferris, Executive Director of Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, discusses the Open Air stage and it's biggest offering yet with a wide ranging series at Schenley Park. The portable stage rises again soon and where he thinks it might travel, how it works and what it cost in this conversation with Jim Cunnningham. The Ballet has added four new apprenticeships under Artistic Director Susan Jaffe with a college degree component. Dancing will resume August 22nd at Hartwod Acres and the fall season begins October 22nd at the Benedum Center with the orchestra in the pit. There's a return to the August Wilson Center with a cutting edge "Here and Now" program in March, Alice In Wonderland February 11th at the Bendum and Swan Lake in May with the orchestra. The electronic media presenations that began during the pandemic are still in the thinking but the focus now will be on having audiences feel safe in the opening events.
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Series: Voice of the Arts