STAYCEE PEARL DANCE PROJECT & SOY SOS | CIRCLES going in
Black Joy. Femme. Cycles of Life and Love.
Layering dance, visual arts, with pulsing beats and bass lines, the work presents snapshots of popular culture through choreographer Staycee Pearl’s lens as a Black woman. With an ensemble of five dancers, CIRCLES: going in is a colorful, unapologetic, and daring path to self-reclamation. Central to the work is an original sound score of hip-hop, house, techno and ballroom music samples–bringing the joy, spontaneity and uncensored freedom of self-expression from the club to the stage
With three opportunities to catch this incredible performance, mark your calendar for an experience of a lifetime! See you there.
Tickets are $30 ($24/members, $10/students, $10/teachers), reserve your spot online or with the Box Office at (479) 657-2335 today.
Run time for this performance is 60 minutes. Recommended for teens and adults. Includes adult language.
ABOUT STAYCEE PEARL DANCE PROJECT & SOY SOS AT THE MOMENTARY
Staycee Pearl Dance Project & Soy Sos is presenting a variety of programs February 16 through February 18 at the Momentary. Learn more about the different ways that you can experience all the events live and in-person!
Anya Susan, Dance Artist
Anya Susan is a Pittsburgh-born, Miami-raised artist currently residing in NYC. A graduate of New World School of the Arts High School and NYU Tisch Dance, they are excited to join this new community in their original hometown. Anya has performed work by Sidra Bell, Bill T. Jones, Yara Travieso, and Robert Battle – and more recently, apprenticed/worked with GALLIM Dance Company and David Dorfman Dance.
Chandler Bingham, Dance Artist
Chandler Bingham was accepted into the Dance Program at Point Park University and graduated with a B.A. in Dance and a minor in History. She has performed choreography by Staycee Pearl, Daniel Karasik, Kiki Lucas and many others. Chandler has also performed with Bricolage, Rashaad Newsome, and Allana Clarke as well as in several Netflix movies and series productions. Chandler has been a Dance Artist with SPdp&SS since 2019.
Nia Goodman, Dance Artist
Nia Goodman is a Charlotte, NC native and currently resides in Pittsburgh, PA. Goodman studied at Point Park University (’22), receiving bachelor’s degrees in dance and accounting. She has performed in various works with choreographers such as: Al Blackstone, Camille A. Brown, Rennie Harris, Jason McDole, etc. As well as being founder of Valentines Productions LLC, a production company that hosts the annual Queen City Fest, Ms. Goodman has choreographed several projects for the showcase ranging from Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, contemporary, and Heels.
Joy Holder, Dance Artist
Joy Holder is a dancer, creator and food enthusiast based on the East Coast. While studying a variety of dance techniques, Joy received a BFA from Columbia College Chicago and has performed on stages across the country, including Carnegie Hall and The Kennedy Center. They are tremendously excited to join SPdp to continue exploring movement and share their passion for dance and collaboration.
Cameron Waters, Dance Artist
Cameron J. Waters is from New Castle, PA, and graduated from SRU in 2021. Cameron has choreographed works Contention, CAMouflaged Agenda, and Akin Chaka. Cameron was featured in the Netflix film Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. He is the head choreographer of his church, Jubilee Ministries International. He has been a company dancer with the STAYCEE PEARL dance project & Soy Sos since February 2022
CIRCLES: going in is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation & Development Fund Project co-commissioned by Kelly Strayhorn Theater, The Joyce Theater, and NPN. CIRCLES: going in was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Co-commissioning Partners are Kelly Strayhorn Theater, August Wilson African American Cultural Center, and The Joyce Theater. The development of CIRCLES: going in is made possible in part by the National Center for Choreography at The University of Akron (NCCAkron). CIRCLES: going in is supported in part by The Pittsburgh Foundation’s Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh Fund, Heinz Endowments, and The Opportunity Fund.