The 14th Anniversary Invitational at Carnegie Hall, January 18, 2020 A Festival of World Dance featured fourteen people’s performing arts dance groups from across the USA Dancers presented the apex of their work. Dance groups presented Indian, Mexican American and Irish traditions plus a wide variety of American dance. It's always pure dance on a world famous stage.
The 13th Anniversary Celebration at Carnegie Hall, January 20, 2019 Every Life Shall Be a Song: A Choral Concert featuring the Works of Women Composers, Poets, & Lyricists, was conceptualized by Artistic Director, Dr. Peggy Dettwiler. This production presented nine different choirs, a total of 500 singers, from across the nation. The performance concluded with a breath-taking finale, featuring works of composer Gwyneth Walker and combined all of the choirs on stage, under the musical direction of Mansfield University’s Dr. Peggy Dettwiler.
Dr. Peggy Dettwiler, directing finale
The 12th PAE Annual Invitational at Carnegie Hall, January 14th, 2018 Performing Arts Educators Festival of Dance
PAE featured an international dance festival with groups from Moscow, Georgia and India, and troupes representing Polynesia, Ireland and various American folk genres. As usual, with PAE’s model, the Isaac Stern Auditorium was sold out with over 400 dancers in attendance. During the finale Rose Ceremony, as is our tradition, each director is presented a rose and photographed onstage to audience applause.
The 11th PAE Annual Invitational at Carnegie Hall, January 14th, 2017 WAR, PEACE, AND THE POWER OF MUSIC DR. PEGGY DETTWILER, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Host: Tony Award Winner Chuck Cooper Celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. FEATURING THE 350+ COMBINED CHOIR FINALE WITH ORGAN AND PERCUSSION THE FINAL MOVEMENT OF VAUGHAN WILLIAMS’S DONA NOBIS PACEM
The 10th PAE Annual Invitational at Carnegie Hall, January 16th, 2016 TENTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION ~ a Dance Festival ~ The production highlighted select groups from the past 10 years with an amazing collaboration of song and dance, with an international flair, and one-of-a-kind performances. 425 performers representing 13 schools from 5 states, performed in front of a full house.
The 9th Anniversary Invitational at Carnegie Hall,January 17, 2015. ~ a Choral Festival ~ This production showcased 11 groups from across the USA and was accented with several dance and choral collaborations plus the famous Indianica Dance Troupe. Dr. Peggy Dettwiler conducted the finale, Handel’s Swell the Full Chorus from Solomon and Keith Hampton’s True Light .