Events for Thu, Dec 11, 2014
Division Meeting: Arts and Humanities
12:10 pm | Port Sky Cafe Mountain View Room
Student Comedy Showcase with Scott Bruce
4:00 - 6:00 pm | Misciagna Center Titelman Study
Student Comedy Showcases with Scott Bruce set for Dec. 9 and 11
Penn State Altoona will host two student comedy showcases with Scott Bruce on Tuesday, December 9 and Thursday, December 11, 2014, at 4:05 p.m. in the Titelman Study of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts. Bruce is both performer and proprietor at Wisecrackers Comedy Club at the Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino in the Poconos.
All performers are students enrolled in InArt 220, Jerry Zolten's course on the Cultural Roots of Stand-Up Comedy.
Ivyside Dance Ensemble
7:30 pm | Misciagna Center Wolf Kuhn Theatre
Ivyside Dance Ensemble to showcase diverse array of choreographers for fall performance
ALTOONA – Penn State Altoona’s Ivyside Dance Ensemble will perform December 11-12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Wolf Kuhn Theatre of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts. Tickets are $5 for Penn State Altoona students and $7 for general admission. Children under 12 are free.
Guest artist Tamara Williams, of Tamara LaDonna Moving Spirits, has created two new pieces for the Ensemble to perform. A native of Augusta, GA, Williams earned her BFA in dance from Florida State University and is currently a candidate for her MFA in dance from Hollins University in collaboration with The American Dance Festival, The Forsythe Company, and Frankfurt University. Her performing career includes work with various artists and companies in New York City and abroad while her choreography has been performed throughout the United States and across the globe. For the past five years, Williams has trained intensely in Brazil. Her awards include the 2012 Artist Residency Fellowship at the Dance & Performance Institute in Trinidad & Tobago, the 2013 Harlem Stage/Aaron Davis Hall Fund for New Work grant, and she is a 2014 Brooklyn Arts Council Community Arts Fund Grantee.
Guest choreographer Bethany Miller also has a new piece for the company. Miller received a BA in Integrative Arts and completed a dance studies minor at Penn State University. Miller has continued her dance training by studying under the internationally acclaimed Finis Jhung at the Broadway Dance Center in New York City, under world-renowned dance artist, Marcia Dale Weary of the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, and with faculty of Slippery Rock University’s dance program. Miller is pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Dance/Movement Therapy and Mental Health Counseling from Lesley University in Boston.
The program will also feature new and repertory work by KT Huckabee and Caitlin Osborne, associate professors of dance and integrative arts.
Tickets may be purchased at the box office, Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and before and during all performances. For further information, call the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts at 814-949-5452.