Last Boda-Sutton Dance Theater Performance March 27—Dancing to the Beat for 20 Years

Posted on 3/24/21 10:30 AM

Saturday’s performance of An Evening of Dance and Percussion: Legacy marks the end of an era. It is the final collaboration in the nearly 20-year partnership of the IUP Dance Theater Company, directed by Holly Boda-Sutton, and the IUP Percussion Ensemble, directed by Michael Kingan.

The concert will include nine favorites dating back to 2009, reconstructed by Dance Theater alumni and featuring musical arrangements by percussion alumni. Past and present company members as well as community dancers will perform in the production.

“The nine pieces selected were not only our favorites but were the most conducive to fitting COVID protocols on stage,” said Boda-Sutton, who will retire in May, 27 years after she started the Dance Theater Company. She began the dance-percussion collaboration with Gary Olmstead, who retired from the Music Department in 2003, and has been working with Kingan since 2005.

An Evening of Dance and Percussion: Legacy will take place Saturday at 7:00 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium. Those attending in person must be IUP students, faculty members, or staff members. The event will also be streamed live. Get ticket or streaming information.

In celebration of the partnership, the Dance Theater Company has shared the following photographs from its archives.

An Evening of Dance and Percussion: Legacy

March 27, 2021
7:00 p.m.

Fisher Auditorium and livestreamed

(In-person performance is for IUP students, faculty members, and staff members only.)

Get tickets or streaming details.

A Few Good Men (2009)
A Few Good Men (2009)
Diners Club (2009)
Diners Club (2009)
Fantasia (2009)
Fantasia (2009)
Frankenstein (2009)
Frankenstein (2009)
Alla Turca (2011)
Alla Turca (2011)
Tubular Bells (2013)
Tubular Bells (2013)
Men at Work (2013)
Men at Work (2013)
Please Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood (2013)
Please Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood (2013)
Oblivion 1 (2015)
Oblivion 1 (2015)
Oblivion 2 (2015)
Oblivion 2 (2015)
Somebody That I Used to Know (2015)
Somebody That I Used to Know (2015)
Stress . . . Relief 1 (2015)
Stress . . . Relief (2015)
Stress . . . Relief 2 (2015)
Stress . . . Relief 2 (2015)
People Make the World Go Round (2015)
People Make the World Go Round (2015)
People Make the World Go Round (2015)
People Make the World Go Round (2015)
A New Genesis (Michael Kingan) (2017). This production was based on the science-fiction story Logan’s Run and featured the music of Genesis and Phil Collins. Photo by Colin Burger
A New Genesis (Michael Kingan) (2017). This production was based on the science-fiction story Logan’s Run and featured the music of Genesis and Phil Collins. Photo by Colin Burger
A New Genesis 2 (2017), Photo by Colin Burger
A New Genesis 2 (2017), Photo by Colin Burger
A New Genesis 3 (2017), Photo by Colin Burger
A New Genesis 3 (2017), Photo by Colin Burger
Homegrown (2017). All choreography and musical compositions in this special concert were by faculty and alumni.
Homegrown (2017). All choreography and musical compositions in this special concert were by faculty and alumni.
Cindi (rehearsal, 2019). This production was a retelling of fairy tale classic Cinderella, set in the modern-day high fashion world and featuring classic rock favorites.
Cindi (rehearsal, 2019). This production was a retelling of fairy tale classic Cinderella, set in the modern-day high fashion world and featuring classic rock favorites.
Cindi (2019)
Cindi (2019)
Cindi (alumni dancers, 2019)
Cindi (alumni dancers, 2019)
An Evening of Dance and Percussion: Legacy (publicity photo, 2021)
An Evening of Dance and Percussion: Legacy (publicity photo, 2021)
An Evening of Dance and Percussion: Legacy (publicity photo, 2021)
An Evening of Dance and Percussion: Legacy (publicity photo, 2021)