JULY 27-30 – SEX WERQUE. Moriah Ella Mason details her foray into life as a stripper. See how it affected her attitude toward dance, life and the performance aspect of it all. Off The Wall Performing Arts Center, 25 W. Main St., Carnegie. Thurs. – Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 7 p.m. Tickets: $10-20. Call 724-873-3576 or Off The Wall.
JULY 28-30 – THE BLANKET. One of the coolest new projects for the Pittsburgh dance scene. Spearheaded by Matt Pardo and Caitlin Scranton, both with strong ties to dance icon Lucinda Childs, we will see some of her earliest works against scenic Mt. Washington at Point State Park, Monongahela Wharf Amphitheater. Fri.-Sat. at 7:30 p.m., Sun. at 3 p.m. Free. Launch Party: Open bar and hors doeuvres at Society for Arts and Crafts following Friday’s performance, 8:30-11 p.m. Meet with Lucinda! Tickets $40: Blanket.
JULY 29 – NATIONAL DANCE DAY. Although Pittsburgh doesn’t have any structured activities, get in touch with your inner dancer nonetheless. Celebrate dance!
AUG. 2 – CHARLOTTE BALLET. The Charlotte Ballet wraps up artistic director’s Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux final season at Chautauqua Institution with an Evening of Pas de Deux Featuring Alumni Stars who attended the summer program at Chautauqua. Principals: Anna Gerberich (Joffrey Ballet), Pete Leo Walker (Aspen/Santa Fe Ballet), Brooklyn Mack (The Washington Ballet), Jeanette Delgado (Miami City Ballet), Gonzalo Garcia (New York City Ballet). Amphitheater, 8:15 p.m. Click Pas de Deux.
AUG. 2- 6 – KYLE ABRAHAM/ABRAHAM.IN.MOTION. Pittsburgh native Kyle Abraham returns to Jacob’s Pillow, which was instrumental in supporting his early career. He brings his newest work, Dearest Home, a lush collection that embodies love and longing. Click on Kyle.
AUG. 12 – PITTSBURGH BALLET THEATRE. PBT heads to Chautauqua with a diverse program that begins with selections from Le Corsaire, then Jiri Kylian’s Petite Mort and finishing with highlights from Coppelia, incorporating students from Chautauqua’s vaunted summer program. Click on PBT.
AUG. 12 – SECOND SATURDAYS. “Improvisation Postjazz dance + projected experimentation+live music+couches, coffee tables and chalk,” featuring Brandon Taylor and Andrew Swackhamer. The Space Upstairs. 8 P.M. – Midnight. $10 donation suggested at the door. BYOB welcome.
AUG. 19 – ACTIV8 CONFERENCE. Liturgical dance rises up at the Rodef Shalom Temple Aug. 19-20, with a free citywide worship concert on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. For more information, click on ACTIV8.
AUG. 20 – PITTSBURGH BALLET THEATRE. PBT returns to Hartwood Acres for its annual free concert featuring choreography by company members and family fun, beginning at 5 p.m. Free performance at 7:30 p.m. New wrinkles: $25 Wine Tasting Tent plus a food truck roundup.
AUG. 23 – IRENE RODRÍGUEZ COMPAÑÍA. Chautauqua Institution concludes the dance portion of its 2017 season with this Cuban group, featuring six dancers and four musicians, it will be a fiery combination of flamenco and contemporary dance. Amphitheater 8:15 p.m. Click on Flamenco.