ALTOONA, PA – Penn State Altoona’s Ivyside Dance Ensemble will perform with Allied Motion Dance Company Thursday and Friday, April 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Wolf Kuhn Theater at the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts.
Choreographers KT Huckabee, Bethany Miller and Caitlin Osborne are joined by Ana Rossi-Lanzendorfer and Danielle Johnson to present an evening of dance that shines a light on superheroes, celebrates family bonds, explores the cycle of addiction, reflects on the self-image and external perception, and even works in a metaphor for predatory behavior.
“Student dancers are challenged to explore the many expressions choreographers have thrown at them and to find cohesiveness in all the dances,” said Huckabee, Integrative Arts and Dance Teaching Professor and Director of Ivyside Dance Together. “I’m so proud of their work ethic, their ability to work in a group and their ability to enjoy the process, however difficult it may be.”
Ivyside Dance Ensemble is in its 12th year at Penn State Altoona and is supported by the Allied Motion Dance Company, which consists of community adult dancers and Penn State Altoona alumni. Student dancers will perform with Allied Motion in at least one dance, with the two companies sharing the stage.
Tickets for performances are free and can be collected at the box office, open Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and before and during all performances. For more information, call the box office at 814-949-5452. Masks must be worn indoors at all times.