Created and directed by Liz Lerman
Liz Lerman—among the most innovative and fearless choreographers of our time—investigates healers in the heart of warfare. Grounded in the Civil War but reflecting upon conflicts to the present day, Healing Wars is a multimedia experience featuring an ensemble of dancers and actors.
Healing Wars begins with a performance installation in the backstage area of Space Place Theater. Audience members will enter through the backstage door, walk through the installation at their own pace, and make their way across the stage to their assigned theatre seats. Doors will open at 7:10 pm. Healing Wars is performed without intermission and should end around 9:00 pm. There will be a discussion with the artists after each performance.
Audience Advisory: The production contains brief nudity and atmospheric effects including haze, strobe lights, and simulated explosions.
Made possible by the University of Iowa Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Alma Miller Ware Nursing Endowment Fund of the College of Nursing. Additional support from the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.