Between COVID-19 and winter, Pittsburgh residents lingered inside for too long. Some new personal programs promise to help locals get rid of this fever through inexpensive outdoor activities.
Every Saturday from May 14 to June 25 Pittsburgh Creative Corpspartnership between c Department of Public Arts and River lifeto present TV series “Movement on the Shore”. on Alegenny landing on the North side. The press release says that participants of all skill levels can learn a variety of dance styles from Pittsburgh Flamenco, PGH Tango Connection and the Sanskruti School of Indian Dance and Music.
The series will also include two yoga classes for creativity with instructor Alessia Dawn of YOGAMOTIF, which will combine “yoga classes, guided meditation and reflective drawing tips”.
“Conducting dance and yoga classes under the guidance of artists is a great way for Pittsburgh residents to engage in public spaces and learn something new,” says Rachel Clippa, head of the OPA program.
The clip adds that after successfully piloting a series of movements in the Allegheny Overlook pop-up park in the summer of 2021, OPA “happily brought it to Allegheny Landing and reconnected with the public through personal programs”.
The Pittsburgh Creative Corps was designed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and is designed to “engage the arts and culture to help restore the city’s relationship with its public and civic spaces, and to reconnect community members with each other.” Riverlife President and CEO Matthew Galuzzo says Allegheny Landing is one of Pittsburgh’s most beloved parks with some of the most stunning views of downtown skyline, and believes the latest Creative Corps offering will help demonstrate this.
“The Riverfront Movement Series emphasizes the importance of a public open space that is world-class and belongs to everyone,” says Galuzzo. “We are excited to step up this space in a new way for the North Side and North Shore communities.”
Since 1999, Riverlife has been working to highlight and improve the city’s waterfront for public enjoyment. As part of that effort, Riverlife recently published a report Completing the Loop, a 10-year vision plan “to connect, improve and expand 15-mile parks, trails and public spaces of Pittsburgh by the river”.
In addition to the Riverfront Movement Series, Creative Corps will also offer other public programs, including temporary exhibitions, walking tours and live performances, throughout the summer, both at Allegheny Landing and at various locations along the waterfront.
TV series “Movement on the Shore”.. 14-15 hours every Saturday. Sat., May 14-Sat. June 25. Landing of Allegheny, North Side. $ 5 for each class. Pre-registration is recommended. opapgh.org/events