Seton Hill Hosts Free Performance by Attack Theatre to Open 2019 American College Dance Association (ACDA) Mid-Atlantic North Conference
Seton Hill University's Theatre and Dance Department is offering a limited number of free tickets to a performance by Attack Theatre on Wednesday, March 6 at 8 p.m. in the Seton Hill University Performing Arts Center’s Carol Reichgut Concert Hall, 100 Harrison Ave., Greensburg.
The concert is the opening event of the 2019 American College Dance Association (ACDA) Mid-Atlantic North Conference, which Seton Hill University is hosting March 6th to 9th.
Seton Hill will welcome more than 200 dance students and faculty from 18 colleges and universities in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, and Virginia as part of the conference, which consists of technique classes and informal and adjudicated dance concerts.
While the conference is open to registered students and faculty only, Seton Hill is welcoming the public to the opening concert by Attack Theatre. The group will present Traveling, a witty contemporary dance performance that tells the story of a traveling salesman, his sample case of curiosities, and the enormous potential of the little things in life. With imaginative use of props, daredevil partnering, and a touch of nostalgia, Traveling transforms small objects into big ideas and physical fun.
Tickets are available at the door on a first come, first served basis. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., with the concert beginning at 8 p.m.
About Attack Theatre:
Founded in 1994 as a collaboration between two dancers and a city, Attack Theatre fuses modern dance, original live music, and interdisciplinary art forms to create passionate portrayals of everyday life. Attack Theatre creates work at the intersection of art and community, resulting in productions that are personal, authentic, welcoming, and fearless.
Under the artistic direction of Co-Founders, Peter Kope and Michele de la Reza, the company has produced over 200 original works in theatrical and site-specific settings. Throughout Attack Theatre's extensive history of collaborative performances, the company has choreographed for the Broadway production of Squonk and created original works with symphony orchestras, opera and theater companies, and art museums. While maintaining a loyal audience in Pittsburgh, the company has toured extensively across the U.S. and around the world, including at the Avignon Festival (France), the 7th Next Wave Dance Festival (Japan), the Indonesian Arts Festival, and Monaco Danses Forum.
Attack Theatre conducts movement-based arts education programs in school and community settings throughout southwestern Pennsylvania. Rooted in reflection, investigation, and imagination, these programs emphasize the power of dance, the creative process, and kinesthetic learning.
Attack Theatre Photo by Richard Finklestein.