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.
March 27–28, 7:00 p.m., and March 29, 2;00 p.m., Zink Dance Studio, 2nd Floor Zink Hall
Join IUP Dance Theater as they unfold their unique rendition of It’s
Just a Bunch of “Hocus Pocus.” On Halloween night the Sanderson Sisters
are brought back from the dead by curious youth who then find
themselves pursued by the sisters. Throughout
the night the youth and a cat named Binx attempt to defeat the
Sanderson Sisters. Under the direction of Holly Boda-Sutton, IUP Dance
Theater will tell their tale through original choreography on the Zink
Dance Auditorium stage.
After a well-received and dynamic performance of Handel’s “Messiah” in
2018, the Lively Arts is delighted to invite the Johnstown Symphony
Orchestra for a return visit to perform “I Sing America,” a patriotic
salute highlighting the contribution of female composers. Designed to
gallery of women artists, this program from the Johnstown Symphony
Principal String Quartet showcases the melodic and energetic works of
composers, including famed suffragette Ethel Smyth, award-winning
composers Gabriela Lena Frank and Jessie Montgomery, as well as the
music of George Walker. The program concludes with a youthful quartet of
November 15–16, 7:00 p.m., November 17, 2:00 p.m., Zink Dance Studio, 2nd Floor Zink Hall
Join the IUP Dance Theater on a journey through the cosmos. Through movement and original music, explore the dynamic imagery and theories related to the universe. Directed by Holly Boda-Sutton, with an original score by David Martynuik, the work will include choreography and musical performance by invited guest artists.
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