ALTOONA – Penn State Altoona’s Ivyside Dance Ensemble will perform with Allied Motion Dance Company April 7-8 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,” says Huckabee, Integrative Arts and Dance Teacher 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 this performance are free and can be picked up at the box office, open Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and before and during all performances. For more information, call the box office at (814) 949-5452 or visit the Penn State Altoona website at www.altoona.psu.edu. Masks must be worn indoors at all times.