Dance and Percussion Combine for Unique Performance

Posted on 3/17/2015 10:00:15 PM

The Department of Theater and Dance and Department of Music at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will present “An Evening of Dance and Percussion” at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, 2015. The performance will be held in Fisher Auditorium of IUP’s Performing Arts Center. The event is part of the Lively Arts’ Dance Theater and Sound Choices series.

The production represents an ongoing collaboration between director of IUP Dance Theater Holly Boda-Sutton and director of IUP’s Percussion Ensemble Michael Kingan. Choreographers include Boda-Sutton, Joan Van Dyke, Anna Ponak-Shively, and guest artist Toneta Akers-Toler of the West Virginia Dance Company.

This concert takes on a different beat as the two ensembles combine their talents to bring both traditional and unusual performances to the stage.

The pieces range from the classical music of Camille Saint-Saens to the classical rock of Steely Dan’s “Josie.” Audiences will hear Motown music of the Stylistics, the more contemporary pop Gotye’s “Somebody I Used to Know,” and more.

A highlight of the evening is a tribute to our military veterans which shares the stories of guest veteran performers. The piece, “Stars and Stripes and Eagles Fly,” also features the solo voice of Joseph Baunoch backed by the IUP Chorale and Hawkappella Choir under the direction of Ryan Beeken. Baunouch and Beeken are both members of the IUP music faculty.

Dance Percussion DuoTickets for “An Evening of Dance and Percussion” are available online, or the Lively Arts’ ticketing website. They can also be purchased at the Hadley Union Building, located on Pratt Drive of the IUP campus, or by calling the HUB Box Office weekdays at 724-357-1313. Seats remaining will be sold at the door starting 45 minutes before each performance.

Tickets are priced at $15 for regular admission, $12 for senior citizens and groups of 15 or more, and $10 with a university I-Card.

For more information, contact the Lively Arts at 724-357-2787 or e-mail us at lively-arts@iup.edu. Dance Theater is produced by the Department of Theater and Dance and the College of Fine Arts. It is funded, in part, by the IUP Student Cooperative Association.

Dance Theater

An Evening of Dance and Percussion

An Evening of Dance and Percussion

March 28, 2015
7:00 p.m.

Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

In a one-night-only performance, the IUP Dance Theater and IUP Percussion Ensemble join forces to bring a unique presentation that explores the music and dance of various cultures and genres.

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For more information, visit Evening of Dance and Percussion, e-mail , or call 724-357-2787.