The Mercyhurst North East Cultural Series hosts an afternoon of dance on Sunday, April 12, at 2 p.m. in the Ridge Library Great Room at North East. Mercyhurst Ballet Theatre, under the direction of Tauna Hunter and Michael S. Gleason, and the Liturgical Dance Ensemble, under the direction of C. Noelle Partusch, will present an hourlong performance showcasing short selections from the two elite ensembles. Programming will highlight the work of choreographers Melissa Bobick, August Bournonville, Anton Dolin, Tauna Hunter, Rachel James and C. Noelle Partusch to an eclectic array of music by Helsted, Mayo, Pugni and Purcell. A reception will immediately follow the performance. The presentation is free and open to the public; reservations are not required. For more information, call 725-6277.