Collaborative Performance

Collaborative Performance

December 1, 2, 3 // 8:00 p.m.
Space Place Theater, 101 North Hall

This concert is the culminating project of the Collaborative Performance class, which serves to provide space and opportunity for the crafting of a staged performance that is devised via interpersonal praxis.  Third-year dance MFA candidates Kyle Ayers and Sean Thomas Boyt were presented with texts by theoretical physicist David Bohm and a painting by local artist Steven Erickson.  Using these works as points of departure, Ayers and Boyt – with a cast of dancers and live accompanist – explore energetic imbalances and equilibrium, game- and task-based scorework, and the reality of entropy in durational processes.  Through these modes and principles, the concert investigates the complexity of individuality within systems of cooperation.

Live Accompanist: M Denney

Stage Manager: Mariana Tejeda

Costume Designer: Juliana Waechter

Dancers: Kathleen Belz, Leilani Carreno, Audrey Michaels, Katelyn Olson, Emily Pyburn, Zander Sullivan, Brittlyn Taylor, Aubrey Vantiger

The choreographers wish to thank Eloy Barragán, Mariana Tejeda, M Denney, Juliana Waechter, and the dancers for their collaborative efforts throughout the process.

The University of Iowa Acknowledgement of Land and Sovereignty

The University of Iowa is located on the homelands of the Ojibwe/Anishinaabe (Chippewa), Báxoǰe (Iowa), Kikapú (Kickapoo), Omāēqnomenēwak (Menominee), Myaamiaki (Miami), Nutachi (Missouri), Umoⁿhoⁿ (Omaha), Wahzhazhe (Osage), Jiwere (Otoe), Odawaa (Ottawa), Páⁿka (Ponca), Bodéwadmi/Neshnabé (Potawatomi), Meskwaki/Nemahahaki/Sakiwaki (Sac and Fox), Dakota/Lakota/Nakoda (Sioux), Sahnish/Nuxbaaga/Nuweta (Three Affiliated Tribes) and Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) Nations. The following tribal nations, Umoⁿhoⁿ (Omaha Tribe of Nebraska and Iowa), Páⁿka (Ponca Tribe of Nebraska), Meskwaki (Sac and Fox of the Mississippi in Iowa), and Ho-Chunk (Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska) Nations continue to thrive in the State of Iowa and we continue to acknowledge them. As an academic institution, it is our responsibility to acknowledge the sovereignty and the traditional territories of these tribal nations, and the treaties that were used to remove these tribal nations, and the histories of dispossession that have allowed for the growth of this institution since 1847. Consistent with the University's commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, understanding the historical and current experiences of Native peoples will help inform the work we do; collectively as a university to engage in building relationships through academic scholarship, collaborative partnerships, community service, enrollment and retention efforts acknowledging our past, our present and future Native Nations.