Indiana University of Pennsylvania Dance Theater will
present “Henri Rousseau: Tales of the Tropics. From Carnival Evening to the Flamingos
to Exotic Landscape.” The stories told through the famed paintings of renowned
Henri Rousseau are brought to life through innovative choreography and images.
The paintings and their performances are whimsical, fun, and inviting to an
audience of all ages. “Henri Rousseau: Tales of the Tropics” will be performed November 2–3 at 7:00 p.m. and November 4 at 2:00
p.m. in the Zink Hall Dance Theater.
“Henri Rousseau: Tales of the Tropics” is directed by Holly
Boda-Sutton, featuring beautiful original music scores composed by David
Martynuik. The talented guest musicians
include Heather Killmeyer (oboe), associate professor of Double Reeds at East
Tennessee State University; Christopher
Elchico (soprano saxophone), member of the Barkada Quartet; Rosemary Engelstad
(clarinet), assistant professor of Clarinet at IUP; Justin Polyblank (saxophone), member of the
United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own”; and André Januário (bassoon), former
assistant principal bassoon of the Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro Symphony
Guest choreographers include Joan Van-Dyke, associate professor of
Dance at IUP; Lindsey Grove, IUP Dance Theater alumna; Anna Ponak-Shively, IUP
Dance Theater alumna; and Elaine Seckar, IUP Dance Theater alumna, who is currently
training in the Dynamic Embodiment Somatic Movement Therapy and Educator
program under Martha Eddy.
Nancy Pipkin-Hutchinson serves as costume
designer along with Ethan Hollinger as lighting designer and Brian Jones as set
Tickets for this event are available for purchase online
through the Lively Arts website or by calling the ticket hotline at
724-357-1313. They can also be purchased at the Performing Arts Center Ticket
Office in Fisher Auditorium. Any seats remaining will be sold at the door
starting one hour prior to the performance. Tickets are priced at $15 for
regular admission, $12 for seniors and groups, and $10 for students and
children. Online tickets are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The
ticket hotline and ticket office in Fisher Auditorium are open from noon to
5:00 p.m. weekdays. The ticket office is closed for university holidays.
Tickets are not available at the Hadley Union Building. For more information on
this and other events as well as group tickets within the Lively Arts, call
724-357-2787 (ARTS) or email email@example.com.
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.