Dance Gala

Performance photo from Dance Gala

The Gala tradition began in 1981. The annual Dance Gala showcases the best talent of 40-60 UI faculty and students. Majors and non-majors perform, and with full technical and artistic support of costume, scenic, and lighting design, choreographers and dancers experience their work produced on a professional level. Capitalizing on the talent of UI dancers and choreographers, the Gala introduces audiences to new artists not seen through other dance events, as well as to guest artists whom frequently share the stage with UI talent — just one more way students learn and grow in their chosen field of dance.

Mixing tradition with imagination and beauty with athleticism, Dance Gala is Iowa’s premiere dance event. Bring your family and friends and join in the celebration.

Dance Gala 2018
Space Place Theater, 101 North Hall
October 10, 11, 12, 13 at 8:00 p.m.
October 13, 14 at 2:00 p.m.

Dance Gala 2018 Program

A tradition on campus for 36 years, Dance Gala 2018 promises to captivate audiences of all ages with new dances presented by the University of Iowa’s acclaimed Department of Dance. The program will feature a world-premiere by Chicago-based guest artist Shannon Alvis, choreographed especially for the concert. Original works created by internationally-renowned UI dance faculty will round out the evening.