The interdisciplinary company will take audiences on an exhilarating dance journey, with live music by Grammy nominee Dave Eggar and actress/rapper/songwriter Le’Asha Julius.
This December, Attack Theatre will present Rowhouse, an exhilarating dance and music journey into the intricacies of lives entwined, intersecting, and the complex ambiguities of the space in between, charged with soul-stirring melodies performed live by the incomparable Dave Eggar and his captivating, genre-bending band, featuring Le’Asha Julius, an actress, singer and rapper who has opened for several artists, including Kendrick Lamar, Salt’ n’ Peppa, Noname, and Talib Kweli.
Founded in 1994 by Michele de la Reza and Peter Kope as a collaboration between two dancers and a city, Attack Theatre fuses modern dance, original live music, and interdisciplinary art forms to create engaging dance performances.
Rowhouse features dancers Isabella Bergamin, Lydia Clinton, Michele de la Reza, Ethan Gwynn, Peter Kope, Miranda Nichols, and Sarah Zielinski, performing on a rotating set that takes audiences through three intertwining theatrical episodes: Outside, Inside, and the Space In-Between.
“Having lived in row houses in Wilkinsburg and dense apartments of NYC, I never quite knew what was on the other side of that shared wall,” says co-founder and artistic executive director de la Reza. “The different personalities of footsteps, babies crying, music playing, people yelling…I heard it all.”
Co-founder and artistic director Peter Kope adds, “And, it’s great to hang out with your neighbors on the front stoop, too.”
De la Reza continues, “Rowhouse is an exploration of home. We’ve worked together with the cast to gather different memories, impressions, sounds and feelings to build a quilt that wraps the audience in warmth, laughter and intrigue.”
Kope adds, “I’m excited for Sabrina Liu to join us as a choreographic collaborator and add her movement voice to the process and performance.”
Along with Eggar and Julius, guitarist Phil Faconti and mandolin player Blake Collins will provide the musical fabric for this world-premiere performance.
“Attack Theatre is thrilled to work again with such incredible internationally acclaimed musicians,” says managing director Jeremy Czarniak. “Dave is a long-time collaborator who has created original music and scores with Attack Theatre for over 20 years. Phil was last seen in Pittsburgh at Attack Theatre’s sold-out performances of Behind Ourself Concealed with Paquito D’Rivera. Le’Asha has performed in television (HBO), in films (Sundance Film Festival), and on stages throughout the U.S., and we’re excited she’s making her Pittsburgh debut with us.”
- Choreographers: Peter Kope, Michele de la Reza, Sabrina Liu
- Original Music: Dave Eggar, Phil Faconti, Black Collins, and Le’Asha Julius
- Dancers: Isabella Bergamin, Lydia Clinton, Michele de la Reza, Ethan Gwynn, Peter Kope, Miranda Nichols, and Sarah Zielinski
TICKETS AND DETAILS
Rowhouse from Attack Theatre Studios has performances at 212 45th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201 on Friday, December 1st, and Saturday, December 2nd, both at 7:30 PM (6:30 PM VIP reception with the artists.
Additional performances on Sunday, December 3rd at 2:00 PM, Friday, December 8th at 7:30 PM and Saturday, December 9th | 7:30 PM
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit: https://www.showclix.com/event/amahl-magi