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UI Dance presents BFA & Undergraduate Concert
April 27 @ 8:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 8:00 pm, repeating until April 29, 2022
April 27, 28, 29 at 8:00 p.m.
Space Place Theater
This concert will feature the following works by undergraduate students and this year’s class of graduating BFAs from the University of Iowa Department of Dance.
Choreography by Emily Jane Yin Gumal
Every Step is a collaborative dance piece that is the culmination of hours of hard work, dedication, patience, and even rehearsals at all hours and in all kinds of weather. All the dancers had their input in certain sections of the choreography and tell their own story, not only through the movements, but also through their words which have been recorded for this piece. While Every Step is in many ways Emily’s journey, it is also the journey of the other dancers; without them, this piece would not exist.
Choreography by Cami Rezabek
Still Trying is a reflection on the sacrifices that dancers and other creatives make to please others, often at the expense of their own wellbeing.
Choreography by Brittlyn Taylor
This piece is about facing uncertainty and isolation which manifests as frustration and defeat. When decision-making is unsettling and questionable, finding the importance of relinquishing “perfection” can help restore a sense of self with acceptance, breath, and growth.
Choreography by Danielle Luettel, in collaboration with the dancers
A physical investigation into theoretical principles of perception by combining our own realities to find commonality.
Choreography by Margaret Steimel
Internal Affairs is an original work inspired by an episode of “The Happiness Lab,” a podcast hosted by Dr. Laurie Santos, in which dancers Alyssa Alber (negative emotion) and Mia Nagl (cognition) bring to life through movement.
Choreography by Amya Lopez
Throughout this creative process, Amya and the dancers worked in collaboration using task-based exercises and then turning the results into choreographic components. Using their own relationships as humans as a catalyst, they created movements that represent a relationship between two specific bodies and those bodies only. The work is a journey of bodies in space; simple and pure.
Lost… Are We?
Choreography by Maggie O’Gorman
Choreography by Emily Trapnell
Emily is interested in how people are composed of water yet are still so dependent on it as a resource. It fulfills many purposes.
$8 Seniors (65+)
$8 Students &Youth
Free UI Students (with valid ID)
Tickets are available through the Hancher Box Office at 319-335-1160 or online at hancher.uiowa.edu/tickets.
Photos by Alex Bush.
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 the Hancher Box Office in advance at 319-335-1158.
- April 27
- Free – $14