Events for Fri, Dec 12, 2014
Penn State Altoona Business & Engineering Student Showcase
8:45 am - 2:20 pm | Devorris Downtown Center
See firsthand how Penn State Altoona students are using knowledge from the classroom to enhance many Blair County organizations' operations, products, and services. Students will make presentations in the areas of business, electro-mechanical engineering technology, and security and risk analysis.
Stop in for presentations as your schedule permits. There is a Networking lunch for students, faculty, business and community members at noon. There is no cost to attend. Please RSVP to JAP24@psu.edu.
More information at http://altoona.psu.edu/studentshowcase
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.