The University of Iowa Department of Dance will present Mind the Gap, a production featuring the thesis works of four graduate students, at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 12-14, in the Space Place Theatre of North Hall.
The event combines new works by Gabriel Anderson, Jiaxi Li, Kristin Marrs, and Kevin Schroder.
Anderson, who is a certified yoga teacher and holds a master's degree in public health, toured the world performing and teaching with ARENA Dance. His Love's Fool features his original music and lyrics, as well as music by School of Music graduate student Jason Gregory.
Shanghai native Li has performed professionally with City Ballet of San Diego and Ballet Arizona, and her experience includes ballet, modern dance, Han folk dance, and Tibetan and Uigur dance. Her contribution to this production is Dream the Butterfly Dream.
Marrs, an Iowa native who is also a yoga teacher, has performed professionally in the United States and Europe, including Columbus Dance Theatre, Ballet Quad Cities, Images, and the Arova Contemporary Ballet. She choreographed A Poet's Love to music by Schumann.
Schroder, the choreographer of the "digital dance" IC Solos, recorded in locations around Iowa City, has been a member of the companies of Merce Cunningham, Lar Lubovitch, Stephen Petronio, and Donna Uchizono. View the piece online.
Admission to Mind the Gap is free for UI students with a valid student ID, $12 general admission, and $6 for youth and senior citizens. Tickets are available from the Hancher box office or at the door.
For additional information or special accommodations to attend, contact the dance department at 319-335-2228.
The Department of Dance is an academic unit of the Division of Performing Arts in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.