Ensemble celebrates culture through song, dance

March 05, 2009

The Penn State International Dance Ensemble (PSIDE) will take to the stage at 7 p.m. on Saturday (March 21) at Penn State York’s Pullo Family Performing Arts Center (The Pullo Center). This free performance features PSIDE, a student-run performance group based in State College, Pennsylvania, which celebrates the diverse cultures of the world through song and dance. The performance is open to the public and tickets are not needed.

PSIDE was founded in 1977 by Elizabeth Hanley, associate professor of kinesiology at Penn State. PSIDE has expanded both its membership and its repertoire over the last 20 years and currently includes some 38 select members and material from most corners of the globe. Now in its 25th year, PSIDE is entirely under student leadership and is an official Penn State performance group. Cultures PSIDE represents include, but are not limited to, West Africa, Greece, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Spain, Estonia, Egypt, Scotland, Azerbaijan, China, Israel, India, the Philippine Islands, Germany, the Ukraine, Poland, Ireland, France, Russia, Hungary, Tahiti, Slovakia and, of course, the United States.

The performance is part of the Penn State Series and the Penn State York Cultural and Performing Artists Series sponsored by the campus and the York Newspaper Company.

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