Altoona’s Ivyside Dance Ensemble will perform with Allied Motion Dance Company

ALTOONA, PA – Penn State Altoona’s Ivyside Dance Ensemble will perform with Allied Motion Dance Company Thursday and Friday, November 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Wolf Kuhn Theater at the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts.

Ivyside Dance Ensemble is Penn State Altoona’s student dance company and is supported by the Allied Motion Dance Company, which consists of community adult dancers and Penn State Altoona alumni. Together, the companies will present a series of dances inspired by various sources: painting, music and rhythm, pedestrian movement and lies.

Choreographers KT Huckabee, Caitlin Osborne and Ana Rossi-Lanzendorfer explore these inspirations with the help of dancers on a multitude of levels, including physically responding to abstract imagery and sound (“Impressions” by Huckabee, “5×5” by ‘Osborne), humor (“Walking the Dog” by Huckabee), pedestrian and language (“Community Choreography Project” by Rossi-Lanzendorfer and dancers), and whimsical perspectives of loss of autonomy (“Mythical Schmythical” by Huckabee). Dancers are challenged to express this variety of perspectives and images in a literal and abstract way, not only to entertain, but also to let the audience ask their own questions about perspective.

Penn State Altoona students should register for this event on Connect. Tickets are free and open to the public. For more information, call the box office at 814-949-5452.

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