Last year, Dance St. Louis commissioned four noted choreographers to create new pieces especially for local dance companies. That experiment was such a success that the partnership returns this year, with new choreographers and new ensembles for PNC Arts Alive New Dance Horizons. This year features match-ups between Uri Sands and Common Thread Contemporary Dance Company, Nelja Yatkin and Leverage Dance Theater, Pilobolus and MADCO and Emery LeCrone with Saint Louis Ballet. This quartet of new dance and new faces is unveiled at 8 p.m. Friday and 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday (October 4 and 5) at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus (University Drive at Natural Bridge Road; 314-516-4949 or www.touhill.org). Tickets are $30.
Fri., Oct. 4; Sat., Oct. 5, 2013