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Indiana State University Performing Arts Series presents Hiplet

January 23, 2020

African, Latin, Hip-Hop and urban dance styles combine with classical pointe technique as we welcome Hiplet on the Tilson stage February 6. The performance, sponsored by the Terre Haute Savings Bank, celebrates technical ballet pointe technique but also blends other styles of dance and music such as pop, hip hop and more. HipletTM was specifically designed to make ballet accessible to all, by mixing it with current popular songs that will be familiar to audiences who don't normally attend ballet performances. Performances may incorporate the rhythms of African drums with Tchaikovsky, arabesques and beat-boxing or even Tango en pointe - all while showcasing Hiplet's trademark sass, hip movements, and struts against popular music audiences will recognize from Black Violin to Beyonce. After features on Good Morning America, Buzzfeed, and The Huffington Post the new art form went viral in spring 2016 and has now amassed over a billion views. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. There will be a special ticketed pre-event dinner before the show from 5:30-7 p.m. Reservations and advance tickets are required to attend the dinner. There will be a choice of meat or vegetarian dinner, and tickets will be $17 for adults and $10 for youth (ages 2-12). The deadline to purchase tickets is February 3rd unless already sold out. Please call or visit the Hulman Center Ticket Office to purchase dinner tickets and make your reservation. Hiplet tickets are on sale now! Adults tickets are $27-$29, ISU faculty and staff are $24-$26, and youth tickets (2-12) are $5. Group rates are available for parties of ten or more.

To purchase tickets, go online to, call 877-ISU-TIXS, or visit us at the Hulman Center Ticket Office (located in Tirey Hall T150). ISU students get in free with a valid ISU ID. Media contact: Jordyn Rance, Graphic Designer, Hulman Center, Indiana State University, 812-237-8324