Local artists, Staycee and Herman Pearl, do what they do best this weekend in an evening of music, followed by an evening of dance. This Friday, 720 Records will host the release of Herman's latest music creation. And Saturday's "double feature" of movement takes place at the Pearl Arts Studios (PAS), directed by Staycee.
As Co-Executive Director of PAS, Herman Pearl is the resident sound artist for Staycee Pearl dance project (SPdp). His latest non-dance work, "Encryption Cipher," is a "series of remixes that will highlight his studio's talented clientele, and his unique production style." Included on the album are local rappers featured in new ways, and use of modular synthesis with Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers. Don't miss the release party at 720 Records, 4405 Butler Street, this Friday, October 25th at 8:00 p.m.
Bre Short, current movement resident of PAS presents "The Flight and the Fall" at 8:00 p.m. on October 26th (doors open at 7:30). Executive Director of the studio, Staycee Pearl, created the residency series as a way to give back to the growing dance community. The series provides rehearsal and performance space to multimedia artists. Short's work is "a four-part dance piece depicting how the lure of eternal youth and endless freedom can bind humans to a state of purgatory." The cost is $10.
At 9:00 p.m. the same night, Pearl's own dance company, SPdp, will present "Interim 3: Leaves on the Concrete." The group thinks of "Interim" as the work they do in between performances. This time, they will showcase new movement in progress for 2014-2015. The cost is $10, or see both dance events for $15.
In addition, check the PAS website for classes and workshops held by local professionals, and an exciting fundraiser hosted by the Pearls next month.