“Carmina Burana” Sets Dance and Music During WWII

Posted on 3/28/2016 9:16:01 AM

Scene from Carmina BuranaThe IUP Dance Theater combines forces with the vocal arts, piano, and percussion areas of the IUP Music Department to present a one-evening-only performance of Carl Orff’s popular Carmina Burana . The program will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, 2016, in Fisher Auditorium of IUP’s Performing Arts Center.

The production brings to life an new original interpretation of this well-known masterpiece through the choreography of Holly Boda-Sutton and the dance artistry of the IUP Dance Theater cast. Ryan Beeken will conduct the musicians, featuring the talents of the IUP Chorale accompanied by pianists Henry Wong Doe and Jacquelyn Kuehn and members of the IUP Percussion Ensemble, directed by Michael Kingan. Vocal soloists include Mary Logan Hastings, Oliver Lo, and guest artist David Newman.

The original story centers on the intertwined lives of WWII marines and nurses as they struggle to separate their personal lives from the reality of war. The costume design of Nancy Pipkin-Hutchison and lighting design of Donald Fox add to this created era of 1942.

Tickets for this event are available now online or the Lively Arts’ online ticketing website. They can also be purchased at the Hadley Union Building ticket office on the IUP campus or by calling the HUB ticket office at (724) 357-1313. Seats remaining will be sold at the door starting one hour 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 on this and other events within the Lively Arts, call (724) 357-2787 (ARTS) or e-mail 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.

Pictured above: Haleigh O’Brien, Franko Alexander, Katie Gutmann, Colin Burger (photo by Chris Juengel)

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