“Books, Bodies, and Circulations of Dancing in Early 18th-Century France and England” is the title of the talk by Linda Tomko, historian, performer, and embodier of dances past, for the 2017 Charles W. Mann Jr. Lecture in the Book Arts. The event is set for 4:30 p.m. March 30 in Foster Auditorium with a reception following the lecture.
The Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, affectionately known as THON, is an unforgettable experience for anyone who attends. For Penn State York students, Hunter Beck, 18; Shawnee Hostetter, 20; and Ryan Manganello, 18; not only will THON 2017 mark their first attendance at the event, it will also provide the opportunity for them to dance.
Students, faculty and staff at Penn State Greater Allegheny will have the opportunity to learn about and participate in a Greek line dance workshop as part of Teaching International's 2016-17 focus on countries that adjoin the Mediterranean Sea. The workshop is being presented by Susan Goelz, a dance artist, instructor and choreographer, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. on Nov. 28 in the Ostermayer Room of the Student Community Center.
For the seventh consecutive year, Jimmy Clark, 23, of Red Lion, Pennsylvania will hold Poker with Jimmy, a No Limit Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament on Sunday, Nov. 13. The tournament has raised about $60,000, over the past six years, for THON and the Four Diamonds Fund (through THON) at the Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital for children battling pediatric cancer.
College of Arts and Architecture alumna Tetyana Pyatovolenko is part of a team of current college students and recent alumni from across the country who are launching “Arts&,” an Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities-funded (a2ru) initiative intended to expand the arts as a form of research and promote arts-centered interdisciplinary collaboration through creative “salons.” The first event, a dance performance and conversation, will take place at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, on the Palmer Museum of Art Plaza. Penn State School of Theatre undergraduate Morgan Kauffman will perform “Time in Motion Study: An Extension of Performance in the Digital Age” as part of her Schreyer Honors College thesis.
Students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to learn about and participate in dance styles from the Mediterranean as part of Teaching International's 2016-17 focus on countries that adjoin the Mediterranean Sea. The first workshop, which will teach participants belly dancing, is being presented by Susan Goeltz, a dance artist, instructor and choreographer, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Sept. 15 in the Ostermayer Room of the Student Community Center.
To culminate its yearlong focus on the relationship of music and dance, the Penn State School of Music will host “A Celebration of Viennese Music and Dance,” highlighted by a “A Viennese Ball” at 10 p.m. April 2 in the HUB-Robeson Center. In the week leading up to the ball, the school will present two lectures/demonstrations on 19th-century dance practices and dance music of 19th-century Vienna. All events are free and open to the public.
Students at Penn State Greater Allegheny and all of Penn State’s campuses are raising money and gearing up for the University’s annual dance marathon known as THON, which raises money for children with cancer. Dancers will attempt to stay on their feet for 46 hours at the event, which takes place from Feb. 19-21 at the Bryce Jordan Center at University Park. The two dancers from Greater Allegheny are Carla Fiumara, a second-year communication sciences and disorders major, and Emilie Betters, a third-year psychology major.
Penn State Greater Allegheny, strongly committed to the University's internationalization initiatives, has adopted each year a country or region of the world as a common focus to inspire teaching and scholarship. Through comparative study the campus hopes to advance a greater understanding of globalization processes and their impact on the lives of people around the world, including the local region.
The Arts and Design Research Incubator in the College of Arts and Architecture will host a “Mindful Movement” workshop from 5:30-6:45 p.m. on Oct. 19, Oct. 26 and Nov. 2 in 16 Borland Building. With the dual goals of physical embodiment and increased consciousness, the workshop is a time to come as you are and move.
Penn State York’s cultural series continues Oct. 14, when the Wong People Chinese Lion Dance and Martial Arts group takes to the stage at Penn State York’s Pullo Family Performing Arts Center. This performance is free and open to the public; no tickets needed. The cultural series is sponsored by the Penn State York Office of Student Affairs.
Penn State York’s free cultural series get underway Sept. 30 with Azucar, a Latin trio/quartet featuring the song and dance rhythms of the Americas. Puerto Rico and Spain. The performance, at noon in the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center (The Pullo Center), is part of York’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration and is open to the public.
"The Feminine Eternal Project," an initiative of dance professor Elisha Clark Halpin and colleague Megan Moore, is on display in the Borland Project Space through Sept. 26. The project is a physical exploration of female archetypes, goddesses, saints and the myths that surround them and includes open rehearsals and movement workshops.
Ragamala Dance Company, celebrating 23 years of a contemporary approach to the classical Bharatanatyam dance method of southern India, will present “Song of the Jasmine” at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 22 in Eisenhower Auditorium.