UI Dance Virtual Concert Venue

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Darrius Gray and Kara Bouck in performance

Virtual Dance at the University of Iowa

As the University of Iowa Department of Dance continues a blended approach to its coursework, the decision has been made to hold all performances virtually. The Virtual Dance website serves as a virtual "concert venue" for our students, faculty, and the entire UI Dance community to come together and celebrate the innovative work being done while we practice social distancing.

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Franklin + Madden Thesis

April 17, 2021

MFA candidates Laila J. Franklin and Jessica Madden present their thesis projects.

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BFA Concert

April 30, 2021

This virtual concert will feature works by BFA candidates Tatum Beynon, Isabella Buscaglia, Laren Chang, Danica Clayton, Erin Evans, Sarah McCluskey, and Allie Recht.

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End of Semester Event

May 8, 2021

This virtual concert will feature works by graduate and undergraduate students in the Department of Dance.

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How to be a Virtual Audience Member

Virtual Dance Concerts go live at 8 PM, Central Standard Time. Follow the link to the concert's home page for specific details about each concert. Prior to the event's start date and time, you can check out preview pages for the works to be presented.

Here are the home pages for our recent events:

MFA Event

BFA Concert

When events go live at 8 PM, Central Standard Time, audiences will be directed to a page with the first piece on the program. Once they've finished watching the first piece, a button below the video will direct them to the next piece on the program. Audiences will follow this process through to the end of the concert, when they will be invited to sign a "virtual guest book" on Facebook or Instagram.

Audience members are encouraged to watch videos in HD by clicking on the settings icon (⚙︎) in the video player and selecting 1080p under "Quality."

Video content will remain posted on this website after the virtual concert has "ended." You may also follow the Department of Dance on YouTube and watch the playlist for the Virtual Concert of your choice!

Department of Dance on YouTube

News

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UI students to present dances of multiple styles at Dance End of Semester Event

This weekend, undergraduate and graduate students will present a series of works in a virtual End of Semester Event hosted by the Department of Dance.
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UI Dance Company to showcase diverse range of works in virtual performance

The dance company’s home performance will virtually premiere Saturday at 8 p.m. The performance will showcase five works, with styles of Brazilian frevo, house dance and hip-hop, contemporary postmodern, and more.
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Eyes Closed Eyes Open to bring International Writing Program and Department of Dance together

The International Writing Program and Department of Dance collaborated to present visual interpretations of written works and look into the future with their Eyes Closed Eyes Open multidisciplinary event, which premieres on Feb. 25 at 5:30 p.m.