THROUGH-AUG. 15 – CHARLOTTE BALLET. The Charlotte Ballet, headed by Jean Pierre Bonneforx and Patricia McBride, perform in Dance Innovations (Aug. 5) and Carmina Burana, a cross-disciplinary collaboration (Aug. 15). All at Chautauqua Institution in Western New York.
AUG. 6 – DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY TAMBURITZANS. It’s 79 years and counting and there will be changes afoot in the Tammie organization. For starters, the group assembled its latest show, with new cultures and choreographers, at Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, PA. The results of the 13-hour rehearsal days over nearly a month will be revealed at Olin Fine Arts Center at 7 p.m. The performance is free.
AUG. 8 – SECOND SATURDAY. The Pillow Project continues with another evening-long improvisation, featuring composer/percussionist PJ Roduta. Come and share a genuinely jazzed spirit! The Space Upstairs, 8-midnight. Tickets: $10 suggested, at the door.
AUG.8-9 – GEEKSDANZ. Ellen Stafford and friends present Finding Margot, Losing Gus, a celebration of best-selling novelist John Green (The Fault in Our Stars) and his writings about young love and loss and the realities of life. Appropriately located in the Monroeville Public Library (near Gateway High School). Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. $15 admission benefits both Geeksdanz and the library itself.
AUG. 13 – DAVE BERNABO. The New Hazlett Theater’s upcoming Community Supported Arts (CSA) series begins with this Renaissance Man. Called The Reduction, it will be anything but. A “semi-autobiographical, mixed media movement theater production that presents characters in parallel states,” it will have whole range of artistry to behold. 8 p.m. Tickets: $20. Click on CSA.
AUG. 15 – REED DANCE. Greer Reed’s energy-infused summer Intensive Showing concludes with a similarly high-powered finale. Also on tap: the announcement of the BRAZZIES, inspired by former Pittsburgh ballerina Leslie Anderson-Braswell and honoring the top local male and female dancer of the year. 2 p.m. Tickets: General Admission $25; Children 10 and under $12. Click on REED DANCE.
AUG. 15 – MAC BALLET. Gerard Holt and dancers collaborate with Anime’BOP (that’s bassoon, oboe and piano) at the Andy Warhol Museum. Inspired by Warhol images and quotes, the 2 p.m. show is free and the 7 p.m. show only $15 General and $10 Student. Click on Andy.
AUG. 16 – PITTSBURGH BALLET THEATRE. PBT starts things off with its annual outdoor concert at Hartwood Acres. See encore highlights from last season (La Bayadere’s Pas d’Action and Bronze Idol) and Mark Morris’ Sandpaper Ballet and two pas de deux from Swan Lake, Act II and Giselle, Act II. Principal dancer Yoshiaki Nakano will contribute a new work to the program. Free family activities 5-7 p.m. Dinner with the dancers (Adults $75, Children 12+ $20) 5-7 p.m. Performance at 7:30 p.m.
AUG. 20 – CHARRETTE. PearlArts Studio presents a novel idea, a charrette, where choreographers present work and receive feedback from professional artists. Mark Taylor will host and participants include Darcinda Louis Shaffner, Shana Simmons, Jamie Murphy, Joan Wagner, Alexandra Bodnarchuk and Ariel Stanton-Pinkert with Marissa Guthrie. Suggested donation of $5 at the door.
AUG. 25-29 – PITTSBURGH BALLET THEATRE. Going to be in Chicago? PBT will be making its debut at the Chicago Dancing Festival, which runs for five nights at three different locations, Harris Theater for Music and Dance, Museum for Contemporary Art and Saturday’s open-air finale at Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. A brief run-down: Tues. — Opening Night Celebration (Lar Luboitch Dance Company, Ballet Hispanico, Pam Tanowitz Dance); Wed. — Modern Women (Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company, Martha Graham Dance Company, Kate Weare Dance Company, Hubbard Street Dance Company Chicago, Pam Tanowitz Dance); Thurs. — Chicago Human Rhythm Project, The Joffrey Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Soloists from American Ballet Theatre, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago; Fri. — Chicago Dance Festival Gala Honoring Founder Lar Lubovitch with post-performance Dinner (Brian Brooks Moving Company, Guest Artists of The Joffrey Ballet, Soloists from American Ballet Theatre, Limon Dance Company principal dancer, Kristen Foote, Miami City Ballet); Sat. — Dancing Under the Stars (Chicago Human Rhythm Project, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, The Joffrey Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Soloists from American Ballet Theatre, Brian Brooks Moving Company). For more info, click Chicago.
AUG. 28 – DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY TAMBURITZANS. The Tammies unveil their latest show to the local Pittsburgh area at the South Park Amphitheater in a free performance. 7:30 p.m.