Archive for August, 2012

Meet Us At The Maker Faire!

Exciting news, everyone!

We’ve just received word that Geeksdanz has been accepted to perform at the 2012 Pittsburgh Mini Maker Faire! We’ll be there Saturday, September 22nd from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, doing performances and showing YOU how to make your own dances! Every 45 minutes throughout the day, the dancers of Geeksdanz will present a 3 to 5 minute dance performance based on a different improvisation game, and we’ll follow each one up with 25 minutes of interactive dance-making, where audience members can try their hand (or feet) at creating a phrase based on the same improvisation game.

You can find out more info about the Maker Faire and purchase your tickets right here. I’ll have more info for you about where in the faire to find us as it gets closer to the date.

Friday, August 24th, 2012

Open Audition!


Choreographer Ellen Deutsch is looking for enthusiastic, friendly dancers proficient in both modern and ballet technique to audition for her new company.

Geeksdanz’s mission is to introduce dance to audiences that would not normally be drawn to it, and to illustrate the universality of dance as a means of emotional expression. Geeksdanz achieves this by systematically applying the context of dance to an enormous variety of topics and interests, and targeting performances towards the specific audiences who share those interests.

Previously a solo project, Ms. Deutsch is now seeking to establish Geeksdanz as a fully-fledged dance company rehearsing and performing in the Pittsburgh area. To that end, we are looking for as many dancers as we can get our hands on. Come one, come all!

DATE: August 25, 2012
TIME: 5 – 7 pm
LOCATION: Pittsburgh Dance Center
4765 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
(In Bloomfield above the Starbucks in the old theater)


  • The audition will last approximately two hours and will consist of a modern warm-up (with occasional ballet combos) as well as modern repertoire and an improvisation exercise.
  • You may wish to bring kneepads, long sleeves and long pants for the improv section, but it’s not required.
  • Please bring a full resume with you.

For more info about the audition or the company, please contact me.

Sunday, August 12th, 2012

What is a Geek?

Came across this quote yesterday from Simon Pegg. I couldn’t have said it better myself. THIS is what Geeksdanz is all about:

“Being a geek is all about being honest about what you enjoy and not being afraid to demonstrate that affection. It means never having to play it cool about how much you like something. It’s basically a license to proudly emote on a somewhat childish level rather than behave like a supposed adult. Being a geek is extremely liberating.” ~Simon Pegg

Friday, August 3rd, 2012