UI Dance Virtual Concert Venue

+ Documentation of Movement Practice

Dancers perform in Space Place Theater

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.

MFA student Kate Vincek performing in a wooded area outdoors

MFA Event + Thesis

May 1, 2020

A virtual dance concert featuring four independent projects by MFA in dance candidates + an MFA thesis project by Jeremy Cline.

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University of Iowa Dance BFA Seniors dancing together

BFA Concert

May 7, 2020

A virtual concert featuring the work of our eight graduating seniors in the BFA in dance program.

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BFA Senior Bennett Cullen moving in his backyard


Spring 2020

A gallery of videos documenting the UI Dance community moving, thinking, and creating while practicing social distancing.

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How to be a Virtual Audience Member

Virtual Dance Concerts go live at 7 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 upcoming events:

MFA Event

BFA Concert

When events go live at 7 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


Close up of Anna Wetoska's eye, visible through ring light

University of Iowa senior dance students forced to make the move to digital dance for final college performance

"I think of this product as a story or timeline about all of the research I've conducted, and it's a nice reminder that nothing is precious and that art has many lives," Cullen said, "whether it lives on the stage, it lives on film or it lives in memory.