Red Rose Collective

Alvernia University’s Performing Arts Series partners with The Berks Jazz Fest to celebrate its 30th anniversary and Berks’ Celebration of Women in the Arts. Internationally renown tap dancer/ vocalist Germaine Ingram will join the ethnically diverse Red Rose Collective in a dance and music performance celebrating Reading’s diversity, designed specifically for Alvernia University. The performance will be held in Francis Hall Theatre on Alvernia’s main campus in Reading, PA.

Germaine Ingram and the multi-talented instrumentalists/singers of the Red Rose Collective (Suzzette Ortiz, Lynn Riley, Karen Smith and Monnette Sudler) share an evening of songs and percussive dances that speak to the ways that women experience the senses——not just the 5 bodily senses, but also more ephemeral ones—- of joy, of loss, of freedom, of danger, of time, of space, of gratitude. The artists call on their own original compositions reflecting diverse styles and heritages, as well as music composed or popularized by women, to invite audiences to find a closer connection with their own senses and feelings. 

Ticket information for Alvernia University’s Performing Arts Series is available at or by calling 610-796-8417.

Germaine Ingram