What: A concert, ”of air and amnion,” featuring thesis works by both choreographer Johanna Kirk and composer Jason Gregory
When: 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 7 p.m., Saturday, March 10
Where: Old Brick, 26 E. Market St., Iowa City
Admission: A suggested $5 donation will support the Friends of Iowa Midwives in their efforts to promote safe natural birthing options.
What should the audience expect?: The choreography by Kirk, a graduate student in the UI Department of Dance, is inspired by the biological and social aspects of pregnancy. It explores women’s individual and communal experiences as they undergo the intricate creative process of generating life.
The dance is set in the midst of silk paintings by birth-worker and UI women’s studies graduate student Monica Brasile of Mapleseed Birth Services in Iowa City. Brasile was honored in 2011 with a fellowship in the UI Obermann Graduate Institute on Engagement and the Academy.
The score by Gregory, a graduate student in the UI School of Music, for strings, percussion, and electronic instruments will be performed live.
More information: johkirkthesis.tumblr.com