Ivyside Dance Ensemble inspired by Bradbury classic

Penn State Altoona’s Ivyside Dance Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. May 1 and 2, in the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts on campus.  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, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, and before and during all performances. For more information, call the box office at 814-949-5452 or visit the Penn State Altoona website at www.altoona.psu.edu.

Last Updated March 26, 2014