Choreographed by: Melinda Jean Myers / Assisted by Todd Rhoades / with UIDC
Please be advised this performance uses haze and bright lights.
When the company began the process of making Right Here, the objective was to research action toward climate change through connecting with community efforts, learning from experts, and responding together. This led the company to share their work in Prompt for the Planet at the Englert Theatre, and at Climate Fest on the Chauncey Lawn last fall.
After these initial performances, the work evolved toward how the dancers were experiencing this particular time on the planet, in relationship to the climate crisis, but also to social systems, identity and belonging.
The work shows themes of power, greed, obliviousness, striving, grinding, and collapsing. It also shares an aim toward hope, connection, and collective action.
|Music Written & Performed By||Lex Leto|
|Costume Coordination||Margaret Wenk-Kuchlbauer, Juliana Waechter|
|Sustainable Coat Design||Jay Huff|
|Lighting Designer||Jim Albert|
|Stage Manager||Taylor Jackson|
Thanks to UIDC 2023 members for your artistry, humanity and willingness to share new and challenging things.
Thanks to Assistant Director Todd Rhoades for all of your leadership and support.
Thanks to Lex Leto. This has been an incredible collaboration and we are all deeply grateful for what you have contributed to our work.
Thanks to our sponsors and community partners; 1st Avenue Hy-Vee Floral Department, Get Fresh, The Prompt Press, Prompt for the Planet, and The Lena Project.
Thanks to our UIowa Partners: UIowa Department of Dance, Environmental Coalition, and Office of Sustainability.