Local Student to Perform in Evidence Dance Performance

Posted on 2/16/2011 1:07:38 PM
Jamie Latson

Local student Jamie Latson will join the Evidence Dance Company when they perform Wednesday evening, February 23, 2011, in Fisher Auditorium.

He will perform as part of their work titled “Two Year-Old Gentleman.”

The event is part of the Lively ArtsPerformance Plus season.

Jamie, age seven, is in the first grade at Horace Mann Elementary School and is the son of Kelly Latson of Indiana. He is the grandson of Irwin and Elizabeth Marcus, also of Indiana.

Jamie has been involved in gymnastics for four years and dancing for two years at Sharon’s School of Dance. Last year, he took hip hop, adding ballet this year. He is also a wrestler for Indiana Wrestling Boosters.

“Two Year-Old Gentleman” is a piece loosely based on the relationship between the nephew of Evidence founder and artistic director Ronald K. Brown and the young boy’s grandfather. The work poses questions about the responsibility of men as well as paying homage to traditions passed down from one generation to another.

Evidence will also perform “One Shot: First Glance,” based on the photojournalism of a Pittsburgh African American, the late Charles “Teenie” Harris.

Tickets for the Evidence performance are available now at the Hadley Union Building ticket office on the IUP campus or online. Remaining tickets can be purchased at the door beginning one hour prior to the start of the performance.

Tickets are $16 for regular admission, $10 for students and children, and $14 for seniors (62 and older). For more information, call the Lively Arts at 724-357-2547 or e-mail lively-arts@iup.edu.

Performance Plus is presented by the College of Fine Arts. This event, presented in celebration of Black History Month, is sponsored by the Massaro Corporation and is additionally funded, in part, by the IUP Student Cooperative Association, African American Cultural Center, Office of International Education, and Liberal Studies Program. Additional support has been provided by Pan-African Studies, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.