Corning Dances & Company Dba Corningworks

Rating: 4.83 stars   12 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: 314 S Evaline St Pittsburg PA 15224 USA

Mission: CORNINGWORKS is dedicated to creating provocative and accessible dancetheater works created with and on seasoned performing artists from diverse disciplines in works that address issues of relevance to our greater society, while also working with nearby communities to deepen our local impact and message. CORNINGWORKS has four primary goals: • To present high-quality, world-class accessible dancetheater work • To create links among diverse cultures, races, and generations • To build awareness and provide an alternative forum for dialogue covering social and civic relevance • To provide affordable access to our performances
Programs: Annual productions of the award-winning, critically acclaimed series of THE GLUE FACTORY PROJECT - created on internationally and nationally renowned performers over the age of 40.
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Rating: 5 stars  

In the often transient and frequently banal world of regional dance, Corningworks is a stunning and notable exception. The powerful creative vision of Beth Corning pushes limits while still remaining, at its core, accessible to a full spectrum of audiences. While those steeped in Modern dance will find much to admire, and imitate. The true test of art is its ability to speak to all sorts of people. Ihave sat in the audience at various performances, most recently of her landmark work, What Remains, and have been deeply impressed how transfixed teenagers, twenty somethings, middle aged professionals and non-professionals, elderly people, were. Listening to animated conversations as the audience left, one could hear the excitement of people who witnessed soemthing just a little bit life changing. This nonprofit deserves to get noticed more and more.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

...crack the magic code and help it be self sustaining, either through an endowment or a substantial gift.

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Having watched the evolution of Beth Corning's career as a loyal fan, it has been a privilege to actually serve on the board and see it from an entirely different perspective. I have always know her to be a brilliant choreographer, a powerful performer, but i had no idea of how meticulously she attends to every single detail of the performance: from choreography and music, to costumes, lighting, set direction, the venue, the publicity, the graphic design, to feeding and housing her dancers. There is no aspect of creating a work that she is not completely in control of, a remarkable and impressive feat. Because in the end, the fact she has never lost sight of, is that it IS about the work, about the art. To attend a CORNINGWORKS performance is to witness dance of rare intelligence and narrative force, a performance that does what the best art does: it changes you. It haunts you. It shifts your way of looking at the world, just a little bit. That is what has always been special about Corning's work. And what continues to be special about CORNINGWORKS.

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

It is a fantastic opportunity to work with a creative and energetic choreographer (and dancer) who brings thought-provoking and beautiful work to Pittsburgh.

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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