University of Iowa
Dance Gala

Dance Gala 2017

Presented by
Department of Dance
Adults | $20
Seniors (65+) | $15
Students & Youth | $10
UI Students (with valid ID) | $5
Patron | $100
A $100 Patron Ticket includes an $80 contribution to the UI Department of Dance through the UI Foundation.
Friday, November 10, 2017, 8:00 pm
Saturday, November 11, 2017, 8:00 pm

Dance Gala 2017 celebrates its return to Hancher with compelling new dances from the University of Iowa’s highly acclaimed Department of Dance. Experience the humor and delight of choreography by award-winning artist Monica Bill Barnes in the premiere of an original work created for Dance Gala, and witness the power and grace of dances created by internationally renowned UI Dance faculty.


Kansas No More
Choreography by Charlotte Adams, in collaboration with the dancers
Digital media design by Daniel Fine

Ask the Beasts
Choreography by Kristin Marrs

Canções de Zunido e Rosas (Songs of Whistling & Roses)
Choreography by Armando Duarte

…at the receding edges (2006)
Choreography by Jennifer Kayle

Interior Solitude
Choreography by Eloy Barragán, in collaboration with the dancers

Leave it on the field
Choreography by Monica Bill Barnes


Dance Gala 2017 is a designated CORD@50: Dance Studies on the Move event, celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the Congress on Research in Dance.

PC Media is the proud media sponsor of Dance Gala 2017.

Running time: 1 hour, 45 minutes


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UI dance faculty use their art to challenge, inspire students
Iowa Now - Monday, November 6, 2017
There’s an old saying: Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach. While most people would agree this isn’t true, those who need to be persuaded otherwise need look no further than the University of Iowa’s Dance Gala. The annual tradition returns Nov. 10–11 to the Hancher Auditorium stage for the first time since the 2008 flood. Along with the premiere of an original work created for Dance Gala by award-winning artist Monica Bill Barnes, the works of five members of the UI’s highly acclaimed dance faculty will be brought to life by their students.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Hancher in advance at (319) 335-1158.