UI Dance Company Concert: Dances Described
Feb 23, 2024
20 Davenport Street, Iowa City, IA 52245
Join us for an interactive program of dance and dialogue with the UI Dance Company at Space Place. In their 2023-24 season the company has focused on adaptability & accessibility, resulting in an evening of four works. "Winning" by Artistic Director Stephanie Miracle is a piece that playfully dips and dives, forms and dissolves in questions of why we compete, how we play games, when teamwork works, and what we are connected to. Also presented on the bill are new works by guest Choreographer Aaron Samuel Davis, and Prof. Christopher McMillan as well as a piece reflecting on the process of embodying Martha Graham’s iconic Panorama.
All performance dates will include open and closed Audio Description. Friday's performance will also include ASL interpretation. "Winning" includes fully integrated open Audio Descriptions; the other pieces have optional closed Audio Descriptions that can be accessed through the LiveVoice app using your personal device and headphones.
Audio Description (AD), a tool for making performing and visual arts more accessible, is integrated into the performance. UIDC has been learning to use Audio Description as a tool to describe live dance in order to connect and share with all audiences across our region. We are curious about how this process will challenge our current dance making practices and will allow us to work towards greater inclusion and accessibility in the studio and on the stage.
About the UI Dance Company: Since 1984, UIDC has been offering students an opportunity to present high caliber, innovative dance performances to audiences across Iowa in a variety of settings. The UI Dance Company believes dance can provoke awe, inspire joy, stimulate thought, and create new perspectives. Our mission is to create meaningful connections with the community through the creation of new choreography for Space Place theater, public touring engagements, workshops, lecture-demonstrations, and site-specific interventions.
Artistic Director - Stephanie Miracle
Assistant Director - Sophia McLaughlin
Rehearsal Assistant/Audio Describer - Cami Rezabek
Cast - Madison Burkhart, Jack Delaney, Noah Fox, Ruby Gentzler, Amelia Fisher, Enza Handzel, Jemma Hoffman, Allyson Meinders, Emily Pyburn, Allyson Radke, Gracie Schultz, Paige Waller
Guest Choreographers - Aaron Samuel Davis, Christopher McMillan
Graham Rehearsal Assistant - Katelyn Perez
Sound Designer/Composer - Emma "M" Denney
Costume Designer - Margaret Wenk-Kuchlbauer
Lighting Designer - Jim Albert
Digital Designers - Molly Costello and Mack Albert
Thursday, Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m.
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 in advance at