For Immediate Release: April 8, 2016
BLOOMSBURG — Combining the fluid motion of dance with the colorful creations of painting, Bloomsburg University’s Division of Theatre and Dance hosts its sixth annual dance concert, “Drippings from the Heart,” in Carver Hall, Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium. The concert premiere on Sunday, April 17, at 3 p.m. with a second show on Monday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.
“From the inner-landscapes of our restless minds to exploring emotions, from our personal ‘weird-nesses’ to our triumphs, joys, and unique self-expressions, this breadth of work dissects the human heart,” said Julie Petry, associate professor of music, theatre and dance.
Petry directed six fully produced works that feature costume, makeup, lighting, sound and choreographic designs created by students, staff, faculty and alumni. The concert’s styles and themes vary greatly from piece to piece.
Dedication, precision, shared collaboration, and critical body awareness are just a few of the skills students gain through the Division of Theatre and Dance, Petry said. It is a program that seeks to instill students with knowledge of current and contemporary practices, as well as philosophies within the field, while revealing potential career possibilities.
Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.