The University of Iowa
Dance Gala performance from 2022

Dance Gala

Presented by
Department of Dance
, and
Performing Arts Production Unit
Adults $20
Youth & Non-UI Students $10
UI Students $5
Friday, November 10, 2023, 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 11, 2023, 7:30 pm

Co-produced by the University of Iowa Department of Dance, Performing Arts Production Unit, and Hancher Auditorium 

Part of Hancher's 51st season

The Department of Dance presents a rich program of both new and restaged works by faculty members and creative collaborators as well as a work by distinguished guest choreographer Aaron Samuel Davis. 

Davis is an African American choreographer, performer, and teaching artist who has worked with David Rousseve/REALITY, The Limón Dance Company, David Dorfman Dance, Kyle Abraham/A.I.M, Raja Feather Kelly/The Feath3r Theory, Nicholas Leichter Dance, Giorgia Maddamma, Ben J. Riepe, and 10 Hairy Legs. He currently works as a performer with dance company Unusual Symptoms in residence at Theatre Bremen and is a cast member in the acclaimed immersive theatre work Sleep No More

Preorder food from the Stanley Café!

Avoid the lines by making your food selections before you come to Hancher Auditorium. Cheese boards are only available through preorder and cannot be purchased on-site at the performance. Snacks and beverages will be available on-site.

Orders must be placed by noon the day before the performance.

Preorder food


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Dance Gala 2023
Tel Trueque - Friday, November 10, 2023
A review of 'CEMPASÚCHIL' performed in Dance Gala in the Spanish outlet Tel Trueque. En la Gala de Danza en el Auditorio Hancher, programada para el 10 y 11 de noviembre, se presentará el estreno mundial de 'CEMPASÚCHIL', una pieza de ballet del coreógrafo Eloy Barragán.
Dance Gala 2023
The Daily Iowan - Tuesday, November 7, 2023
When entering the University of Iowa Dance and Opera Costume Shop in Hancher Auditorium, every color and texture of fabric imaginable is illuminated in a bright, sunlit room. Since the spring 2022, the costume shop has worked to make outfits for the performers in Dance Gala, which will occur Nov. 10-11.

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 Paris Sissel in advance at (319) 467-4849 or at