The University of Iowa

Ayodele Casel

With Rooted, Ayodel Casel, tap dancer and choreographer traces the roots of her artform, building on a rich history while forging the future. We'll sum up with the Times' assessment of Casel: "She's astonishing." 

Martha Graham Dance Company

Martha Graham radically expanded the dance vocabulary, and her work has captivated audiences worldwide while influencing generations of artists. The program will open with Graham's Panorama, performed by more than 20 student dancers from the University of Iowa Dance Department. 

Dance Gala

Dance Gala 2023 celebrates its return to the Hancher stage with new and restaged works by faculty members and creative collaborators as well as a work by distinguished guest choreographer Aaron Samuel Davis. 

Dance Gala 2022

Dance Gala 2022 celebrates its return to the Hancher stage with groundbreaking choreography created by the University of Iowa Department of Dance faculty and the premiere of new work by FLOCK.