The second commission is for the Byham Dance Center in Pittsburgh, the home of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. Some of you will remember the article from last year when Andrew installed Nocturne there. The goal has always been to have a new work which will epitomize the company’s vision of the ballet.
In May, Artistic Director Terrence Orr of PBT and Marianna Tcherkassy (Ballet Mistress of PBT and Terry’s wife) traveled to the studio along with Hannah Carter, a principle dancer from the company. Hannah modeled for the anatomical drawings which will be used in creating the sculpture (it will also be a three-quarter life size). The maquette armature is in process as of this writing, and once the maquette is completed and cast in bronze the pantograph will again be employed to point up the enlargement.