Lively Arts Hosts Filipino Community Dance

Posted on 10/11/2016 9:28:00 AM

As part of International Education Week, the Lively Arts will host a Community dance class that celebrates the dance traditions of the Philippines. Presented by the Daloy Dance Company as part of their week-long outreach activities, it will be held from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 18, in the second floor Rehearsal Studio of the Performing Arts Center.

Ea Torrado, Daloy Dance founder, is very active in the Filipino dance scene and has danced principal and soloist roles in famous classical and contemporary full-length ballets. She has toured not only her homeland, but the United States, Russia, Europe, Scotland, Cambodia, and Japan.

Along with establishing Daloy, she is an active teacher and has served as a faculty member of dance schools such as the Cultural Center of the Philippines Dance School, Ballet Manila School, Asian American Performing Arts Society, and the Marie Eugenie Theatre of the Assumption.

The Dance Traditions of the Philippines community dance class is an opportunity for individuals interested in dance to gain a basic understanding of Filipino dance and its history and traditions.

Light refreshments will be served afterwards, with participants having the opportunity to interact with Ea and members of the company.  Space is limited, with RSVPs being requested and appreciated. Contact Jeff Wacker at jwacker@iup.edu with an RSVP, or, for more information, contact the Lively Arts at 724-357-2787 (ARTS).

Single tickets for Daloy’s 8:00 p.m. performance on October 20 in Fisher Auditorium are currently available by visiting the IUP HUB Box Office on Pratt Drive, by calling 724-357-1313, or by ordering online. Regular: $28; Seniors (60+): $24; and I-Card holders, students, and children: $16. For groups of 15 or more, please call the Lively Arts Office at 724-357-2787.