Nov. 9, 2017
Dance Gala 2017 celebrates its return to Hancher with compelling new dances from the University of Iowa’s highly acclaimed Department of Dance. In this episode Chuy and Micah sit down with several of the collaborators who helped bring this year's event to life - choreographers Charlotte Adams (Kansas No More) and Jennifer Kayle (...at the receding edges), dancers Sonja Schultz (Leave it on the field) and Christine Howe (Canções de Zunido e Rosas), costume shop supervisor Cindy Kubu, costume tailor Joyce Mckinley, and scenery and costume designer Margaret Wenk-Kuchlbauer. You'll hear about the choreographers' research, how the designers create costumes in collaboration with choreographers and dancers, and what it takes to get these pieces from the rehearsal phase to the Hancher stage for two unforgettable nights. Charlotte Adams is an associate professor in the dance department and the artistic director of Dance Gala. For more information about her work, visit www.charlotteadamsdance.com/. Jennifer Kayle is Associate Professor and Co-Director of the dance MFA program at University of Iowa. To see photos from the original version of "…at the receding edges" or for more information on her research, visit www.jenniferkayle.com.