Penn State Altoona

Ivyside Dance Ensemble spring performance inspired by Fahrenheit 451

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 443 hits

ALTOONA – Penn State Altoona’s Ivyside Dance Ensemble will perform May 1-2, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. in 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.

Choreographed by KT Huckabee, assistant professor of dance and integrative arts, "Maddening Madness" is a modern ballet, inspired by the classic novel, Fahrenheit 451. The dance consists of multiple sections that follow the plot of Ray Bradbury’s thrilling story. A wide range of styles are used to capture the characters and themes of the book. Live music forms the soundtrack with a rock quintet headed by Rick Wertz.

Published in 1953, Fahrenheit 451 is famously known for its eerie prophetic qualities, as it describes a futuristic society in which literature and the wisdom of books are forbidden. Come experience this tale as the dance program transfers it onto the stage. In an ever-increasing media-based society, this performance will surely leave you pondering the relevancy of this book to our current lives. Could we be approaching a society as seen in Fahrenheit 451?

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 box office at 814-949-5452.

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