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October 29, 2018

La Roche College Presents Bodiography Contemporary Ballet’s “Multiplicity”

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 29, 2018 – Student dancers from La Roche University will perform at the Byham Theater during Bodiography Contemporary Ballet’s “Multiplicity" on Nov. 16 and 17 at 8 p.m.

After the three-year run of “The Messiah,” Department Chair of Performing Arts and Bodiography Founder Maria Caruso brought back “Multiplicity” for its 14th presentation. Presented in partnership with The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, “Multiplicity” features collaborative and artistic work while exploring each choreographer’s vision and talent.

All performers are guest artists or faculty members from La Roche University. Ms. Caruso has integrated five performing arts majors from La Roche into different works based on choreographers’ selections.

“This year ‘Multiplicity’ is more than a showing of Bodiography’s Pittsburgh based artists. Not only will the company and guests be creating premiere works for the occasion, but all three facets of Bodiography’s performance companies will unite for the first time in the company’s 18-year history,” Ms. Caruso said.

The performance includes several new creations by company artists and guest choreographers Kirstie Corso, Christen Weimer, and Andrea Levick, as well as BCB Charlotte’s Pittsburgh premiere. The southern ensemble will take the stage to perform Ms. Caruso’s 2017 creation titled “Really?!,” This composition was created for the five Bodiography Charlotte artists and premiered in March at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center as a response to the challenges of balance between motherhood, adulthood and careers.

Tickets are available at or 412-456-6666. General admission tickets are $36.25, with student and senior discount tickets available.  

Modeled after the most elite collegiate dance programs in the country, La Roche’s performing arts program focuses on artistic and academic excellence. Under the instruction of Ms. Caruso, students become confident professionals and master numerous styles of dance. Students also receive full scholarships to take unlimited courses each year at Ms. Caruso’s renowned dance studio in Squirrel Hill.

Bodiography is a multi-faceted brand known for its commitment to health and wellness in the arts through dance performance, education, fitness, and therapeutic approaches utilizing movement studies. Bodiography® is a trademarked movement language created by Ms. Caruso that is utilized in the creation of all of Bodiography’s artistic and educational tools.

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has helped to transform a downtrodden section of Downtown into a world-class Cultural District that stands as a national model of urban revitalization through the arts. Touring Broadway, contemporary dance, family events, education and community engagement programs, and cutting-edge visual arts are among the variety of arts and entertainment the Trust presents and exhibits. Hundreds of artists, thousands of students, and millions of people expand their horizons in our theaters, galleries, and public art environments.


About La Roche University: A private liberal arts college in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, La Roche University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors, six graduate degree programs and one doctoral program, with particular strengths in education, business, criminal justice, psychology, and health and medical sciences as well as interior design and graphic design. This residential college provides a vibrant campus community for more than 1,400 men and women enjoying 30-plus student organizations and an exciting NCAA Div. III athletics program. Founded by the Sisters of Divine Providence in 1963, La Roche University embraces its Catholic heritage while welcoming people of all faiths and backgrounds. With a legacy of social justice and a commitment to international exchange, La Roche University educates students to be lifelong learners and achievers in an increasingly diverse and global society.