Dance Department presents thesis concert March 29-31
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Rebecca Chun and Melinda Myers, Master of Fine Arts candidates in the University of Iowa Department of Dance, will present their thesis works in a shared concert at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, March 29-31, in the Space Place Theatre of North Hall.
Chun’s work, Americana: the Routes of our Roots, is about the choices, migrations, and expectations of Americans. It incorporates movement, music, and oral history to tell the stories of a patriot in the Revolutionary War; a man who immigrated from Mexico to work in a factory in Iowa; and a family who made their way north in the Great Migration.
Myers’ GREEN ROOMS explores the boundary between performance and its preparation and is a candid portrait of performers in their transformation from off-stage to onstage. Performers know that the details and sometimes toil that go into the production of a work typically remain unseen by the audience. Myers and cast share this irony with the audience through dramatic and humorous vignettes including an earnest story of major surgery told with unconvincing optimism, a heart-sinking audition scene, and the vices of a beautiful singer before she “goes on.”
Tickets, available in advance from the Hancher Box Office are $12, $6 for seniors/youth, and free for UI students with a valid UI ID. Any remaining tickets will be available for sale one hour before show time at Space Place Theater. North Hall is located at the north end of Madison Street on the UI campus. It is accessible from both Madison Street and the T. Anne Cleary Walkway. Parking is available in the North Campus Parking Ramp.