Dance Work Tells Classic Tale

Posted on 10/31/2016 8:49:45 PM

Blood Wedding The Department of Theater and Dance and Dance Theater at IUP will present a dance adaptation of Federico Garcia Lorca’s famous tale Blood Wedding. The production will run November 4 and 5, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. and November 6 at 2:00 pm. Performances will be presented in the Zink Hall Dance Theater.

Blood Wedding is a classic tragedy set in rural Spain. It examines the issues of choice, deception, and fate within societal constraints. The dance unfolds the passionate bloodlines of fidelity, betrayal, and revenge within a disastrous love triangle as we follow the choices and actions of three young adults. Ultimately, it questions the authority of a community and families to place boundaries on love.

Blood Wedding is choreographed and directed by Holly Boda-Sutton to the compelling original music by David Martynuik. Nancy Pipkin-Hutchinson serves as costume designer along with Brian Jones as lighting and set designer, Charis Franco as projection visual designer, and Laura Delbrugge as dramaturg.

Tickets for Blood Wedding are available at the Hadley Union Building, online, or the Lively Arts’ online ticketing site. Seats remaining will be sold at the door starting one hour before each performance. Tickets may also be purchased with a credit card by calling the HUB Box Office at 724-357-1313.

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

For more information, contact the Lively Arts at 724-357-ARTS (2787) or e-mail

The IUP 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.

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