Dance Gala 2011 takes stage tonight

Dance Gala 2011, the University of Iowa Department of Dance’s major annual event, will feature the signature piece by legendary choreographer Trisha Brown, as well as original music by Payton MacDonald, and John Manning and Erin Vang; live performance by Center for New Music guests the JACK Quartet and percussionist Payton MacDonald; and Hancher’s commission for the Hubbard Street company’s National Choreography Competition.

The performances will be at 8 p.m., Thursday–Saturday, Oct. 27-29 and Nov. 3-5, and 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 30 and Nov. 6, in Space Place Theater of North Hall.

Click on the thumbnails below for a gallery of photos taken during a recent dress rehearsal.

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