The Space Upstairs, founded in 2006, is an unexpected, repurposed loft warehouse space co-directed by Pearlann Porter and John Lambert (together known as The Ellipses Condition). The Space has been fashioned into a home where curated art happens without the formal idea of a stage so that intimate, inclusive interactions can occur with our audiences. Our laid-back lounge atmosphere is a collection accrued over time as an artistic mission of resourcefulness and sustainability. The Space provides the auspice to an artist collective who share a distinct 'jazzed' approach to music, motion, and poetry, who also share a feeling of personal responsibility as expressive companions with society.
Our performance-based programming focuses on improvisational movement, art and music with an emphasis on audio/physical relationships and visual-musicianship. ‘Jazz’, to us, is a verb and creation method. The Space Upstairs is both our laboratory for navigating artistic risks and our forum for sharing what we learn, innovating wholly new audience experiences.
Our dance, poetry and musical explorations include feature-length performances, classes, intensive studies, and frequent social happenings in our permanent artistic residence in the warehouse jazz-lounge established above Construction Junction in the Point Breeze neighborhood of Pittsburgh.
|Programs||Dance performances, Music performances, Exhibitions, Workshops, Lectures, Lessons|