photo: Rachel Neville
Shana Simmons Dance strives to be on the forefront of both social issues and current dance topics and trends. Focusing on a project based dance company enhances these pursuits. Our projects are thematic in nature, allowing the creative process to be intensified and the meaning of the works to be clear.
The Missing Peace (2018)-- Presenting three Pittsburgh choreographers creating works surrounding three separate social issues: Alzheimer's Disease, self identity, and depression/suicide. Choreographers include: Jamie Erin Murphy, Brady Sanders, and Shana Simmons.
Objective I (2015)-- A collaboration with NYC based choreographer Erin Carlisle Norton exploring editing in dance.
PASSENGER (2014)-- A full length dance work honoring the one hundred year anniversary of the extinction of the passenger pigeon. Once the most numerous bird in North America, the species became extinct within 60 years.
Relative Positions (2012)-- A building take over presented at The Union Project in the East Side of Pittsburgh, featuring 12 commissioned artists of all backgrounds: music, dance, spoken word, and visual art.