Department of Dance presents grad/undergrad concert

The University of Iowa Department of Dance will present a Graduate/Undergraduate Dance Concert at 8 p.m., Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 8-10, in Space Place Theater of North Hall.

The performance will feature:

  • “Stars falling up the sky,” an exploration of ritual, choreographed by Jennifer Harge.
  • “Is the grass greener?” by Courtney Paulsen, who questions whether ignorance is really bliss.
  • Hope Spear’s “For a Diamond Ring,” demonstrates the need women feel to constantly please the opposite sex.
  • Kevin Schroder’s “Weimar Duet,” depicts a couple meeting in the woods before Kristallnacht.
  • “Shift,” set by Brittany Reuss to music by Loscil.
  • Melinda Myers’ “30 years ago, 40 years from now,” featuring music by Eddie Money, John Waite, Ann Wilson, and Mike Reno.
  • The family portrait “Hearthside” by Michael Medcalf.
  • “Call to Center” by Gabriel Anderson, inspired by the sculptural imagery of Andy Goldsworthy.
  • The lighthearted “40, 70, 110, 180¼ … ” by Kristin Marrs, in which dancers interact with metronomes.
  • “You…but Better: A Girl’s Guide to Getting Gorgeous,” in which Jennifer Pray was inspired by the advice given in Glamour magazines.
  • “Thee-ology,” by Ashley Michalek, who explores how we often don’t understand why we act the way we do.
  • “Big, dark,” by Chris Masters, investigating hiding and being hidden inside gender and sexual identities.

Admission is $12 ($6 for senior citizen and youth, and free to UI student with a valid UI ID). Tickets are available in advance through the Hancher Box Office at 319-335-1160, 800-426-2437, or

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