Collaborating one final time, the IUP Dance Theater Company and
the IUP Percussion Ensemble will present “An Evening of Dance and Percussion:
Legacy.” Under the direction of Holly Boda-Sutton and Michael Kingan, these two
ensembles come together for one final performance celebrating almost 20 years
of exciting collaboration. The performance will take place on March 27 at 7:00 p.m.
in Fisher Auditorium, located in the Performing Arts Center.
The two groups bring together the ultimate homage to a percussion
and dance history at IUP dating back almost 20 years, and to the legacy this
alliance will leave behind for years to come. This concert brings back nine
favorites from percussion and dance repertoire dating back to 2009. The pieces
selected from the past have been reconstructed by alumni of IUP Dance Theater
and feature musical arrangements by IUP percussion alumni. Performances feature
past and present company members and select community dancers.
The IUP Dance Theater Company and IUP Percussion Ensemble have
worked together on a number of previous projects, including a classic-rock
retelling of Cinderella, the sci-fi story of Logan’s Run featuring the music of
Genesis, and the alumni-focused HomeGrown.
Key collaborating artists include lighting design by David
Surtasky, scenic design by Brian Jones, and costume design by Nancy
To ensure a safe and healthy environment, in-person attendees must
be IUP students, faculty, or staff and will be required to wear masks at all
times and sit in designated seats. For all other viewers, the performance will
be live-streamed online only on the date and time of the performance. Streaming
tickets are priced at $12. In-person
tickets for I-Card holders are priced at $8 and are available in limited
numbers due to COVID-19 capacity restrictions. Ticket codes for the performance are available for
purchase online through the Lively Arts website. If you
prefer, you may call the ticket hotline at 724-357-2787, M–F noon–4:30 p.m. for
assistance. No walk-up ticket sales will be available due to limited staffing
and safety precautions.
IUP Dance Theater is produced by the Department of Theatre, Dance,
and Performance and the College of Fine Arts. It is funded, in part, by the IUP
Student Cooperative Association. The IUP Percussion Ensemble is supported by
the Department of Music and the College of Fine Arts. The Lively Arts, a
program of the College of Fine Arts, presents nearly 200 performances,
programs, and exhibits annually.