Feb
20
Thu
Talk: “Goddess Eye View” with Suzanne Wright @ Art Building West, room 240
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm

In a recent body of work, Grant Wood Fellow in Painting & Drawing Suzanne Wright researched the planning, architecture, and symbology of Washington, DC. Using Google Earth to view the capital city from an aerial perspective, she created an inverted, “feminized” version of the city’s monuments. These works open a dialogue that responds to historically masculine symbols of power, exemplified by her painting of the Washington Monument, Goddess Eye View. Wright will discuss how art, activism, and collectives have profoundly shaped her understanding of the systemic nature of discrimination and oppression, as well as the ways in which art can be a tactic of resistance and has the potential to change habitual perspectives and consciousness.

Suzanne Wright is an artist and professor living and working in Los Angeles. She earned her BFA at Cooper Union and MFA at the University of California San Diego; she also attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Wright’s paintings, drawings, and collages propose a contemporary feminist alchemy, forging alternative frames of reference with new perspectives that attempt to lead us to a re-vitalized kind of perception, equality, and empowerment. Her most recent solo show Feminist Alchemy was on view at Wilding Cran Gallery (Los Angeles, CA). Other recent exhibitions were at Commonwealth and Council (Los Angeles, CA) called The Rainbow Control Room and Angel’s Gate Cultural Center (San Pedro, CA). She has been included in exhibitions at Stephen Friedman Gallery (London, UK), Stefan Stux (New York, NY), Claire Oliver Gallery (New York, NY), and Monya Rowe (New York, NY). She was awarded the Kraus visiting professorship in Painting and Drawing at Carnegie Mellon and has taught at several universities in New York and Los Angeles. Her work can be seen in publications including Cock, Paper, Scissors; Feminist Landscapes; Strange Attractors; Armpit of the Mole; and Art and Queer Culture (Phaidon, 2013). Wright has been an active member of various AIDS and LGBTQ organizations, including ACT UP/New York from 1989–1998.

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.

Feb
26
Wed
UI Dance presents Dancers in Company 2020 Home Concert @ Space Place Theater
Feb 26 @ 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.

Feb
27
Thu
Theatre Production: The Spitfire Grill @ Armstrong Hall: Kimmel Theatre
Feb 27 @ 7:30 pm

By Fred Alley, James Valcq, and Lee David Zlotoff; directed by Caroline Price. A feisty parolee follows her dreams, based on a page from an old travel book, to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah’s Spitfire Grill. It is for sale but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town, so newcomer Percy suggests to Hannah that she raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the grill wins. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are definitely cookin’ at the Spitfire Grill.

A soul satisfying … work of theatrical resourcefulness. A compelling story that flows with grace and carries the rush of anticipation. The story moves, the characters have many dimensions and their transformations are plausible and moving. The musical is freeing. It is penetrated by honesty and it glows. – The New York Times

UI Dance presents Dancers in Company 2020 Home Concert @ Space Place Theater
Feb 27 @ 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.

Feb
28
Fri
Theatre Production: The Spitfire Grill @ Armstrong Hall: Kimmel Theatre
Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm

By Fred Alley, James Valcq, and Lee David Zlotoff; directed by Caroline Price. A feisty parolee follows her dreams, based on a page from an old travel book, to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah’s Spitfire Grill. It is for sale but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town, so newcomer Percy suggests to Hannah that she raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the grill wins. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are definitely cookin’ at the Spitfire Grill.

A soul satisfying … work of theatrical resourcefulness. A compelling story that flows with grace and carries the rush of anticipation. The story moves, the characters have many dimensions and their transformations are plausible and moving. The musical is freeing. It is penetrated by honesty and it glows. – The New York Times

UI Dance presents Dancers in Company 2020 Home Concert @ Space Place Theater
Feb 28 @ 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.

Feb
29
Sat
Theatre Production: The Spitfire Grill @ Armstrong Hall: Kimmel Theatre
Feb 29 @ 7:30 pm

By Fred Alley, James Valcq, and Lee David Zlotoff; directed by Caroline Price. A feisty parolee follows her dreams, based on a page from an old travel book, to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah’s Spitfire Grill. It is for sale but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town, so newcomer Percy suggests to Hannah that she raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the grill wins. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are definitely cookin’ at the Spitfire Grill.

A soul satisfying … work of theatrical resourcefulness. A compelling story that flows with grace and carries the rush of anticipation. The story moves, the characters have many dimensions and their transformations are plausible and moving. The musical is freeing. It is penetrated by honesty and it glows. – The New York Times

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
Theatre Production: The Spitfire Grill @ Armstrong Hall: Kimmel Theatre
Mar 1 @ 1:00 pm

By Fred Alley, James Valcq, and Lee David Zlotoff; directed by Caroline Price. A feisty parolee follows her dreams, based on a page from an old travel book, to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah’s Spitfire Grill. It is for sale but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town, so newcomer Percy suggests to Hannah that she raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the grill wins. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are definitely cookin’ at the Spitfire Grill.

A soul satisfying … work of theatrical resourcefulness. A compelling story that flows with grace and carries the rush of anticipation. The story moves, the characters have many dimensions and their transformations are plausible and moving. The musical is freeing. It is penetrated by honesty and it glows. – New York Times

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.