The dance events of this season include touring artists from around the world and IUP Dance Theater.
With a variety of performances that spans cultures and eras, there is sure to be something for almost every taste from modern to classical to unique collaborations.
View the Events Calendar for Lively Arts.
November 1 at 7:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center
IUP Dance Theater and IUP Music faculty, under the direction of Jack Stamp and Holly Boda-Sutton, will present two well-known dance works by composers Aaron Copland and Igor Stravinsky, Appalachian Spring and The Soldier’s Tale (Histoire Du Soldat).
November 11 at 7:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center
From the exotic Far East comes the world’s most riveting acrobatic
troupe whose astonishing acts inspire the same awe and wonder in people
today as they did a millennium ago. The National Acrobats of the
People’s Republic of China is among Asia’s most acclaimed ensembles,
whose artists have won countless international awards and competitions.
For seven decades, this company has been thrilling young and old alike
with dazzling acts of tumbling, juggling, contortion, balancing, and
February 11 at 8:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center
After winning a Latin Grammy in 2010 for an original Lalo
Schifrin piece called “Pampas,” Antonio Lysy was inspired to produce a performance that would
combine chamber music, balletic tango dance, and scenic animations. The show’s tango dancers, Miriam Larici and Leonardo
Barrionievo, are two of the most beloved and talented tango dancers worldwide.
March 2 at 8:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center
As founder of the Martha Graham Centre of Contemporary Dance, where her principal dancers included Merce Cunningham, Paul Taylor, Twyla Tharp, and pop star Madonna, Martha Graham developed a revolutionary technique of movement which has been copied by companies all over the world. Recognized as one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, Graham created a movement language based on the expressive capacity of the human body.
March 28 at 7:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center
Joining forces for a rousing evening of music and movement are two of IUP’s most popular groups, the IUP Dance Theater and the IUP Percussion Ensemble. Under the direction of Holly Boda-Sutton and Michael Kingan, this unique presentation takes on a different beat as the two groups explore the music and dance of different cultures and genres.
Thursday, December 5, Sound Choices
60’s 70’s 80’s: Artist Legacy of IUP
September 10–November 6, University Museum
The Awakening of Spring
October 25 - November 2, Theater-by-the-Grove