The Hope College dance affiliate StrikeTime Dance Theatre will present a live dance event for children, “Moving Art: Design, Balance, Patterns and Rhythm,” on Friday, Jan. 13, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 14, at 2 p.m. in the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland.

The public is invited. Admission is free.

All of the works on the program, “Moving Art: Design, Balance, Patterns and Rhythm of Art,” have been inspired by art and elements of design, including artists M.C. Escher and Andy Warhol.  The company’s artistic director, Nicole Flinn-Culver, associate professor of dance, worked collaboratively with choreographers, students and Zeeland Public Schools visual-arts teachers to develop a performance that shares the connections between dance and visual art.

The program will include “Mathematical Tapestry,” sharing the design, optical illusions and symmetrical play of M.C. Escher. “Sideshow,” choreographed by Steven Iannacone, associate professor emeritus of dance, explores the perspective of moving through light and projection to create a magical experience for the viewer. The final piece of the concert, “Create It, Print It, Repeat It: Let’s Groove,” was inspired by artist Andy Warhol. The piece visually demonstrates Warhol’s screen print-making process through dance.

The learning experience will be brought to life through a collaboration with StrikeTime Dance Theatre. All Zeeland Public Schools third-grade students will be attending a live performance at the Knickerbocker in conjunction with learning about the artists in school. Student artwork will be on display in the theater during performances.

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The Knickerbocker Theatre is located at 86 E. Eighth St., between College and Columbia avenues.