University of Iowa
Dance Gala
©Miranda Meyer

Dance Gala

In Motion

Presented by
Department of Dance
Adult: $20
Senior Citizen: $15
Student & Youth: $10
UI Student: $5
Patron: $100, includes $80 contribution to the Department of Dance through the Center for Advancement
Friday, November 15, 2019, 8:00 pm
Saturday, November 16, 2019, 8:00 pm

Dance Gala 2019 celebrates its 38th anniversary with In Motion, featuring new work created by distinguished Department of Dance faculty and guest artists of Urban Bush Women, a dance company that encourages civic engagement and social accountability through art. The program will also include an appearance by the University of Iowa’s enigmatic Laptop Orchestra.



Choreography by Jennifer Kayle, with thanks to the cast for collaborative movement development
Digital media design by Daniel Fine
With original music by Joseph Norman, Jonathan Wilson, and Jean-François Charles

The Reaping 6.7
Choreography by Christopher-Rasheem McMillian, in deep collaboration with the dancers

Dream the Wall Away
Choreography by Eloy Barragán, in collaboration with the dancers
With an original score composed by Pieta Brown, Brendan Hanks, Modei Akyea, Eben Seaman

Struggle for Pleasure
Choreography by Armando Duarte, in collaboration with the dancers
With original music composed by Joseph Norman and a live performance by the Laptop Orchestra at the University of Iowa under the musical direction of Jean-François Charles

Out of the Depths
Choreography by Kristin Marrs

Women’s Resistance excerpt from Les écailles de la mémoire (The Scales of Memory) (2008)
Choreography by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar and Germaine Acogny, in collaboration with the original cast


Iowa City Press-Citizen is the proud media sponsor of Dance Gala 2019.

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.