Feb
29
Sat
UI Dance presents Dancers in Company 2020 Home Concert @ Space Place Theater
Feb 29 @ 8:00 pm

Presented by the University of Iowa Department of Dance

Dancers in Company 2020 Home Concert

February 26, 27, 28, 29 at 8:00 p.m.
Space Place Theater, 101 North Hall

Dancers in Company, the University of Iowa’s touring ensemble, presents an evening of contemporary dance for their home concert. Now in its 36th year, the company’s repertory will reflect current trends in concert dance from leading companies in the field such as Urban Bush Women. Curated by company directors George de la Peña and Alexandra Bush, this evening of dance engages with current social and cultural themes as well as exploring the joys of combining music and dance. UI Dance students will perform as well as conduct workshops and public discussions to facilitate community conversations throughout Iowa and neighboring states. We urge you to catch the only UI home performances from this company of talented and exciting dancers.

Works featured in this year’s concert include:

And Let’s Go
Choreography by Alex Bush, in collaboration with the company
And Let’s Go is a meditation on preparation and an ode to movement as an art and a state of being. It celebrates movement as cultural expression through community, and embraces athleticism, rigor, and play as integral components of a rich movement experience. The choreographer was inspired by her toddler son’s joyful exploration of movement, and her own curiosity around nurturing one’s love of moving while also cultivating a career out of those same principles. And Let’s Go features music by the Hawkeye Marching Band Drumline.

LOOKS LIKE HAPPY
Choreography by Melinda Myers, in collaboration with the ensemble

The Pathology of Love
Choreography by Charlotte Adams, in collaboration with Tony Orrico and Nicole Wong
The Pathology of Love premiered in New York in Joyce Soho’s 2003 season by Charlotte Adams & Dancers. Described by The New York Times as, “arresting,” this piece was performed by Tony Orrico and Nicole Wong who collaborated with Charlotte Adams in creating the intricate and physically challenging partnering that continues to deliver and emotional whop to audiences.

Damper Lifted Oblivion
Choreography by Tony Orrico, in collaboration with the dancers

I Shall Wear My Trousers Rolled
Choreography by Charlotte Adams
I Shall Wear My Trousers Rolled, inspired by T.S. Eliot’s The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, suggests the romance of the past through overlapping images and memories. The piece features seven dancers, costume design by Margaret Wenk-Kuchlbauer, and a collage of earth 20th century music: Louis Armstrong, Irving Berlin, Claude Debussy, Charles, Ives, and Bessie Smith.

Women’s Resistance excerpt from Les écailles de la mémoire (The Scales of Memory) (2008)
Choreography by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar and Germaine Acogny, in collaboration with the original cast
Women’s Resistance was originally created for Urban Bush Women. This performance of Women’s Resistance by the University of Iowa Department of Dance is staged by Urban Bush Women.
Urban Bush Women BOLD Facilitators and Re-stagers: Keisha Turner and Maria Bauman-Morales

Tickets:
$14 Adults
$8 Seniors (65+)
$8 Students & Youth
$5 UI Students (with valid ID)
Tickets are available through the Hancher Box Office at 319.335.1160 or 1.800.HANCHER or online at hancher.uiowa.edu/tickets.

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 the Hancher Box Office in advance at 319.335.1158.

Mar
1
Sun
Cellissimo and the Preucil School Cello Choir IN CONCERT @ University of Iowa School of Music's Voxman Recital Hall
Mar 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Cellissimo is the senior performing cello ensemble from the joint schools of the Western Springs School of Talent Education and the Naperville Suzuki School. The group is co-directed by Sally Gross and Alex Revoal and is accompanied by Crystal Forbes.  Formed in 2009, the group’s first out of state performance was at the 2010 SAA Conference.  Since then, the group has performed extensively in the northern Illinois area as well as on tour to southwestern Ontario, Ottawa, Montreal and more locally to St. Louis and Madison/Milwaukee. Cellissimo performs a mixture of classical and pop repertoire in unison and ensemble formats, varying from original compositions to arrangements and ranging from two to eight parts.

Come hear a concert of diverse works performed by these premiere groups!

 

 

Mar
5
Thu
Talk: “Drawing from Receptivity” with Tony Orrico @ Art Building West, room 240
Mar 5 @ 7:00 pm

Tony Orrico, Grant Wood Fellow in Interdisciplinary Performance, will discuss how he approaches drawing and object making through performance. He will share the components of his body practice, Suspension, and its influence on his visual work over the past ten years. In Orrico’s early series, Penwald Drawings and Carbon, works meditate on select parameters and permutations of the same materials: body, paper, and graphite. Orrico will describe how he generates movement and momentum from a felt state of consciousness that is hyper-relational, propelled by actual sensation in the body and projections of sensation throughout space. He will share new work in development, Four Hand Draw and A continued gesture towards us, utilizing a methodology that brings other bodies into the fold.

Tony Orrico’s work has reached mass circulation for its ingenuity within the intersections of performance and drawing. He has performed/exhibited his work across the US and internationally in Australia, Belgium, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland, and Spain. His work is in the permanent collections of The National Academy of Sciences (Washington, DC) and Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo (Mexico City, Mexico), as well as prominent private collections. He has presented at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (Spain), Centre Pompidou-Metz (France), The New Museum (New York, NY), and Poptech 2011: The World Rebalancing (Camden, ME). Orrico was one of a select group of artists to re-perform the work of Marina Abramović during her retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY) in 2010. As a former member of Trisha Brown Dance Company and Shen Wei Dance Arts, Orrico has performed on renowned stages such as the Sydney Opera House (Australia), Teatro La Fenice (Venice, Italy), New York State Theater (New York, NY), and Theatre du Palais-Royal (Paris, France).

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 the SMA in advance at 319-335-1727.

UI Theatre presents Three Sisters @ University of Iowa Theatre Building
Mar 5 @ 8:00 pm

Presented by the University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts
Mainstage Series

Three Sisters
By Anton Chekhov
A New Version by Sarah Ruhl
based on a literal translation by Elise Thoron
with Natalya Paramonova and Kristin Johnsen-Neshati
Directed by Lila Rachel Becker

March 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14 at 8:00 p.m.
March 8 at 2:00 p.m.
David Thayer Theatre, UI Theatre Building

“You say: life is beautiful.
But what if it only seems that way.”
In a country house in Russia at the end of the 19th century, three sisters long to return to the Moscow of their youth. Meanwhile, their sister-in-law wages domestic war. Soldiers in a battalion stationed in town long for the sisters. And across Russia, a cataclysm is brewing. Sarah Ruhl brings fresh urgency to Chekhov’s tragicomic masterpiece in her lyrical translation.

Three Sisters (Ruhl) is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.

Tickets:
$20 Adults
$15 Seniors (65+)
$10 Students & Youth
$5 UI Students (with valid ID)
Tickets are available through the Hancher Box Office at 319.335.1160 or 1.800.HANCHER or online at hancher.uiowa.edu/tickets.

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 the Hancher Box Office in advance at 319.335.1158.

Mar
6
Fri
UI Theatre presents Three Sisters @ University of Iowa Theatre Building
Mar 6 @ 8:00 pm

Presented by the University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts
Mainstage Series

Three Sisters
By Anton Chekhov
A New Version by Sarah Ruhl
based on a literal translation by Elise Thoron
with Natalya Paramonova and Kristin Johnsen-Neshati
Directed by Lila Rachel Becker

March 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14 at 8:00 p.m.
March 8 at 2:00 p.m.
David Thayer Theatre, UI Theatre Building

“You say: life is beautiful.
But what if it only seems that way.”
In a country house in Russia at the end of the 19th century, three sisters long to return to the Moscow of their youth. Meanwhile, their sister-in-law wages domestic war. Soldiers in a battalion stationed in town long for the sisters. And across Russia, a cataclysm is brewing. Sarah Ruhl brings fresh urgency to Chekhov’s tragicomic masterpiece in her lyrical translation.

Three Sisters (Ruhl) is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.

Tickets:
$20 Adults
$15 Seniors (65+)
$10 Students & Youth
$5 UI Students (with valid ID)
Tickets are available through the Hancher Box Office at 319.335.1160 or 1.800.HANCHER or online at hancher.uiowa.edu/tickets.

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 the Hancher Box Office in advance at 319.335.1158.

Mar
7
Sat
ORCHESTRA IOWA MASTERWORKS IV: REBELLIOUS RUSSIANS @ Paramount Theatre
Mar 7 @ 7:30 pm

DMITRI ‘S DEFIANT OVATION!

Ballet Quad Cities will join Orchestra Iowa on stage for a new interpretation of Stravinsky’s Dumbarton Oaks Concerto in the March Masterworks Rebellious Russians concert. Other rebellious composers on the program include Alexander Borodin with his well-known Polovtsian Dances from his opera, “Prince Igor,” and the bad boy composer of the Soviet Union, Dmitri Shostakovich. The orchestra will conclude with his heart-thumping Symphony No. 5.

PROGRAM

STRAVINSKY
Dumbarton Oaks Concerto
with Ballet Quad Cities

BORODIN
Polovtsian Dances

SHOSTAKOVICH
Symphony No. 5

TICKET DETAILS

Students age 17 & under are eligible for a FREE ticket with paying adult. Subject to availability. Zones 2-5 Only. Some restrictions may apply.

College Student tickets can be purchased for $10.

Student & College Tickets MUST be purchased through at the Ticket Office by phone at 319-366-8203 or in-person at 119 Third Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401.

UI Theatre presents Three Sisters @ University of Iowa Theatre Building
Mar 7 @ 8:00 pm

Presented by the University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts
Mainstage Series

Three Sisters
By Anton Chekhov
A New Version by Sarah Ruhl
based on a literal translation by Elise Thoron
with Natalya Paramonova and Kristin Johnsen-Neshati
Directed by Lila Rachel Becker

March 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14 at 8:00 p.m.
March 8 at 2:00 p.m.
David Thayer Theatre, UI Theatre Building

“You say: life is beautiful.
But what if it only seems that way.”
In a country house in Russia at the end of the 19th century, three sisters long to return to the Moscow of their youth. Meanwhile, their sister-in-law wages domestic war. Soldiers in a battalion stationed in town long for the sisters. And across Russia, a cataclysm is brewing. Sarah Ruhl brings fresh urgency to Chekhov’s tragicomic masterpiece in her lyrical translation.

Three Sisters (Ruhl) is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.

Tickets:
$20 Adults
$15 Seniors (65+)
$10 Students & Youth
$5 UI Students (with valid ID)
Tickets are available through the Hancher Box Office at 319.335.1160 or 1.800.HANCHER or online at hancher.uiowa.edu/tickets.

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 the Hancher Box Office in advance at 319.335.1158.

Mar
8
Sun
Irish Jam – Authentic Irish Music & Storytelling @ Coggon Opera House
Mar 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

CELEBRATE THE ST. PATRICK’S DAY SEASON WITH IRISH JAM
This Cedar Rapids based band will bring the authentic Irish sound and feature all the familiar Irish favorites. And there will be Irish storytelling too! Whether you are a lot Irish and or only a wee bit, you will think you are in the old country. Band members include violinist Carlis Faurot, Joe and Debbie Byrd, and John O’Connell.

General admission seating. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door. Call (319) 435-2071 to reserve will call tickets.

Music at the Stanley @ Stanley Visual Classroom, Iowa Memorial Union
Mar 8 @ 2:00 pm

Spend a relaxing Sunday afternoon listening to live music while exploring the spring 2020 exhibitions.

This event features the UI School of Music Graduate Student Ensemble.

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 the SMA in advance at 319-335-1727.

UI Theatre presents Three Sisters @ University of Iowa Theatre Building
Mar 8 @ 2:00 pm

Presented by the University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts
Mainstage Series

Three Sisters
By Anton Chekhov
A New Version by Sarah Ruhl
based on a literal translation by Elise Thoron
with Natalya Paramonova and Kristin Johnsen-Neshati
Directed by Lila Rachel Becker

March 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14 at 8:00 p.m.
March 8 at 2:00 p.m.
David Thayer Theatre, UI Theatre Building

“You say: life is beautiful.
But what if it only seems that way.”
In a country house in Russia at the end of the 19th century, three sisters long to return to the Moscow of their youth. Meanwhile, their sister-in-law wages domestic war. Soldiers in a battalion stationed in town long for the sisters. And across Russia, a cataclysm is brewing. Sarah Ruhl brings fresh urgency to Chekhov’s tragicomic masterpiece in her lyrical translation.

Three Sisters (Ruhl) is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.

Tickets:
$20 Adults
$15 Seniors (65+)
$10 Students & Youth
$5 UI Students (with valid ID)
Tickets are available through the Hancher Box Office at 319.335.1160 or 1.800.HANCHER or online at hancher.uiowa.edu/tickets.

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 the Hancher Box Office in advance at 319.335.1158.