Filipino Dance Company Set for U.S. Debut at IUP

Posted on 10/10/2016 2:34:46 PM

Daloy Dance CompanyDirect from the Philippines, the Daloy Dance Company will make its U.S. debut as the Lively Arts presents the troupe on Thursday, October 20, 2016. Part of the Ovations! series, the contemporary dance company will perform at 8:00 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium, located in IUP’s Performing Arts Center.

Founded in 2014 in Manila by highly acclaimed and accomplished contemporary dancer-choreographer Ea Torrad, the company finds its strength in the diversity of its members.

With a commitment to process-driven experimentation, Daloy aims to evolve the theory and process of dance performance aesthetics.

The company’s work employs dance, theater, improvisation, and movement meditation to cultivate new perspectives and push the possibilities in contemporary dance.

The dancers of Daloy use their uniformly strong technique and obvious discipline to produce works that both question and celebrate society.

Performing Canton and Himalaya, together the works explore traditional and modern-day Filipino culture, the works are described as “breathtaking, provocative, and daring.”

The group will be arriving a few days early offering a variety of outreach activities to area schools, organizations, and dance programs. The residency, funded in part by the McKinney Charitable Foundation provided through the PNC Charitable Trusts, is working to connect area students and community members with the culture of the Philippines, its history, and its traditions.

A post-performance reception is also planned for audience members to engage in conversation with members of this international company embarking on the premiere of its first American tour.

Tickets for this event are available 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. Any seats remaining will be sold at the door starting one hour prior to the performance.

Tickets are priced at $28 for regular admission, $24 for seniors, and $16 for students and children, with additional discounts available for groups of 15 or more.

For more information on this and other events within the Lively Arts, call 724-357-2787 (ARTS) or e-mail

The Ovations! series is funded, in part, by donations through the Premiere Club, business sponsorships, grants, and the IUP Student Cooperative Association. The Lively Arts, a program of the College of Fine Arts, presents nearly 200 performances, programs, and exhibits annually and is the single-most significant presenter of arts and entertainment events in all of Southwestern Pennsylvania outside the Pittsburgh city limits.

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