Original Dance Work Features Poetry by Retired Faculty Member

Posted on 4/26/2012 10:34:10 AM

Triptych: Three Ways, Three Words will be performed by the IUP Dance Theater April 27 and 28, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 29, at 2:00 p.m. Based on original poetry and music, the performances will beheld in Zink Hall Dance Theater. Admission is free.

Triptych is based on original work of poet Rosaly DeMaios Roffman, retired IUP professor, and composer David Berlin. The three original suites of this work reflect our world through three different perspectives using words, music, and movement. The production is directed by dance professor Holly Boda-Sutton.

This intriguing production opens with the premier of “Boundaries,” which explores the connections that form between ourselves and the barriers that shape our world. According to Boda-Sutton, “Our boundaries can be defined as geographical, physical, cultural, societal, familial, personal, or emotional.”

The second work, “Coming Together,” is set in the international genre 60x60 format which creates a mosaic of text, movement, image, and sound within a framed grid.

Finally, “Furoshiki” is based on the concept of cultures exploring other cultures through their own perspective. The work unwraps the Japanese culture through a western perspective and shares these ideas through the unfolding of movement images. “Furoshiki” is produced with the assistance of Katsuko Shellhammer from the Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania.

In each suite of Tryptych, the IUP Dance Theater performers create architectural and metaphorical moving imagery to provide experiences for the audience which cannot be expressed through words.

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