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The University of Iowa Department of Dance presents: If a tree falls… (a very _______________ collaborative performance)

By November 27, 2019 No Comments

Each fall, students from the University of Iowa Department of Dance, School of Music, School of Art and Art History, and Department of Theatre Arts present an interdisciplinary performance created through the collaboration of choreographers, musicians, poets, composers, designers, and stage managers. This one-of-a-kind performance will take place in the Space Place Theater on December 5, 6, and 7 at 8:00 p.m. Admission is free.

If a tree falls… (a very _________________ collaborative performance) is the culmination of a semester-long process in which artists from multiple disciplines developed a performance through creative prompts focused in collaborative art-making practices. Threads of inquiry around play, time, memory, and expectation are woven together into a performance that invites the audience to consider what is, has been, or could be. An interdisciplinary, sensorial experience, If a tree falls… will bring the audience into a world that is all at once playful, curious, and poignant.

This performance is a free, non-ticketed event. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m.

If you are interested in talking with members of this production, please contact:

Arrangements for photography must be made in advance. Please contact me directly at if you are interested in taking photos of this production during a dress rehearsal.

Video of members of the audience will be projected on screen during the performance. This video will not be recorded. Popcorn will be popped in the theater as part of the production.

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 Department of Dance in advance at 319.335.2228.


The Department of Dance is part of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Iowa. The University of Iowa Department of Dance provides an environment conducive to comprehensive training in performance, choreography, and theoretical studies in the framework of a liberal arts education by integrating dance and general studies to establish a foundation for artistic production and intellectual development. The Dance program is based upon the central premise that both art and education are extensions of the total humanistic endeavor, and that by developing creative artists and nurturing the art of dance in higher education, individuals may be empowered to enrich and further the arts in our society in relevant, diverse, and meaningful ways. For more information on our upcoming performances, please visit us online at For more information on the Department of Dance, please visit us online at You can also follow us on Twitter and Instagram and find us on Facebook.