Ivyside Dance Ensemble's spring 2017 performance is based on Neil Gaiman's novel "The Ocean at the End of the Lane."
By: Marissa Carney
Penn State Altoona will present Ivyside Dance Ensemble’s “The Language of Shaping” production, a collaborative work of five choreographers based on Neil Gaiman’s novel The Ocean at the End of the Lane. Performances are April 21-22, 2017, 7:30 p.m., in the Wolf Kuhn Theatre of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts. Tickets are $5 for students and $7 general admission. Children under 12 are free.
Dances were created by faculty members KT Huckabee, Bethany Miller, and Caitlin Osborne, with guest choreography by Yidi Lin, Altoona’s emerging artist in residence, and retired faculty member Renita Romasco. Dancers include nine current students of Penn State Altoona, one recent graduate of the program, and the faculty.
The Common Read is an effort to bring the community of Penn State Altoona together each academic year. A text is chosen by a committee, and any faculty who wishes to incorporate the book into their course is offered free copies for all students. A series of presentations throughout the semester cover topics related to the read. “The Language of Shaping” will be preceded by a panel discussion Tuesday, April 18 at 12:10 p.m., in the Titelman Study at the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts. A full list of common read events is available on the Common Read webpage.
Tickets may be purchased at the box office from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Monday – Friday, and before and during all performances. For further information, call the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts at 814-949-5452.