JULY 9 – TANZ THEATER ANDRÉ KOSLOWSKI. Part of the Central Pennsylvania Festival on the Arts, the Third Coast Dance Film Festival will present a screening of short dance films from Canada, Germany, South Korea and Spain. Also on the program are a short film by Slippery Rock University’s Jennifer Keller and a documentary about the work of TTAK. Free with a pass to CPFA.
JULY 11 – CITY OF ASYLUM. Saxophonist Oliver Lake heads a multi-media program called Stoop is a Verb, featuring musicians Yoishi Uzeki, Robert Sabin and Chris Beck and poets Terrence Hayes and Tamika Cage Conley, dance improvisor Gia Cacalano and actress Tami Dixon. 8 p.m. Free on the North Side. Click on City for a reservation.
JULY 11 – SECOND SATURDAY. The Pillow Project continues with another evening-long improvisation, featuring Host Skull. Come and share a genuinely jazzed spirit! The Space Upstairs, 8-midnight. Tickets: $10 suggested, at the door.
JULY 15-AUG. 15 – CHARLOTTE BALLET. The Charlotte Ballet, headed by Jean Pierre Bonneforx and Patricia McBride, perform with the Chautauqua Symphony (July15); An Evening of Pas de Deux (July 29); Carmina Burana, a cross-disciplinary collaboration (July 25, Aug. 15); Dance Innovations (Aug. 5). All at Chautauqua Institution in New York.
JULY 16 – 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 Anthony Williams, Moriah Ella Mason, Pearlann Porter and Slowdanger (Taylor Knight and Anna Thompson). Suggestion donation of $5 at the door.
JULY 16-19 – TEXTURE CONTEMPORARY BALLET. It’s Texture’s fifth season, opening with Strength & Grace. Choreographers include artistic director Alan Obuzor with “Feel of Fire” and a world premiere; associate artistic director Kelsey Bartman with a world premiere inspired by American women during the World War II era; Gabriel Gaffney Smith with a premiere set to J.S. Bach and Darren McArthur with a premiere set to the music of Taylor Knight. New Hazlett Theater, Thurs at 7:30 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. at 8 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m. Tickets; $20; $25 at the door. Click on Texture. Shortened performance Sat. at 3 p.m. for children 0-12. $10 per family. Click on Texture.
JULY 17-18 – DANCE AFRICA 2015: THE HEALING. A two-night showcase featuring Philadelphia’s Kulu Mele African Dance & Drum Ensemble along with the Balafon West African Youth Dance Ensemble, Anthony Williams and The Legacy Arts Project. Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 8 p.m. Tickets: Adult $20l Youth $10. Click on KST.
JULY 31 – THE SPACE UPSTAIRS. Pearlann Porter garners the forces that be in Piano in Flight, a benefit for The Space Upstairs in which a newly-donated piano will be lifted into The Space Upstairs. Cocktails and bites provided. Doors open at 8 p.m. Performance begin at 9 p.m. Tickets: $20 at the door.