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VanDance Presents “JazzBird” and Steel Valley Rhythms
February 23 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
One event on February 24, 2018 at 8:00pm
In this exciting collaborative live dance event, VanDance’s latest work JazzBird created by Artistic Director Ann Van Kuren delivers a spellbinding contemporary jazz and theatre rendition of The Firebird folktale for dance patrons of all ages. The program will also present the mesmerizing Steel Valley Rhythms, an ongoing project by independent choreographer Michele Dunleavy. Steel Valley Rhythms captures Western Pennsylvania’s historical ties to the iron and steel industries in sound and movement through a combination of percussive dance, live music, and projected imagery. Van Kuren and Dunleavy’s previous collaborations at The State Theatre have included Dancing for Hope and Time Framed and Other Dance Encounters. Both are Penn State faculty. With lighting by Cynthia Mazzant, this show is ideal for historians, students, educators and performance art patrons.