There really is something hilarious about the ubiquitous, universal gesture of the wave. Stripped of all context, it’s just a person flapping their hand in the air, and that’s not very dignified. “Waving Is Funny” is Tina Fushell’s exploration of the hidden comedy of the wave. Her modern dance piece features images of waves, the classic stadium wave, and waves of emotion to evoke all angles of this taken-for-granted gesture. It’s produced in collaboration with Luke Garwood, Molly Johnson, James Bunton, Valerie Calam, and Brendan Jensen. Catch “Waving Is Funny” as part of the Festival of New Dance on Saturday, October 8 at 8pm at the LSPU Hall. Tickets are $27, and $17 for students and seniors.