Dance Events

Every year the Iowa State Dance Program hosts a number of performances.

Footfalls 2011

Orchesis II choreographers and members with selected ISU Dance classes.

Performed in the Toman Studio Theatre Forker 196.

Date: Sunday, November 13, at 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Tickets: $5.00

Performing Arts Dance Scholarship Concert 2011

Date: Sunday, December 4, at 7:00 p.m.

Performances by:

  • Kim Ephifano of Epiphany Dance
  • Cynthia Adams & Kimberly Fitch
  • Ken James of Fellow Travelers Performance Group
  • Kathleen Hurley and Dancers
  • Members of Orchesis I
  • and MORE!

Annual madrigal collaboration with ISU Music Department.



ISU’s major spring dance concert. Members come from all university majors, aerospace engineering to zoology. Undergraduate, graduate students,  and faculty collaborate to perform in all kinds of techniques and styles: from jazz to tap, modern dance to ballet.

Date: February 3, 4, 5

Lost and Found Barjche 2011

Lost and Found is a contemporary modern dance production inspired by the book about the true story of 28,800 rubber duckies lost at sea.

The evening length sectional show weaves in and out like ocean waves, starting from the moment the audience walks into the theater with sounds of waves, and clanging oars and masts.

The interlocking sections touch on topics of water, being lost, waste, and chasing into the unknown, as well as obsessions, like those of Captain Ahab and Donovan Hohn, author of Moby Duck while on their different searches at sea.

“A journey into the heart of the sea and adventures through science, myth, the global economy and stormy weather. Hohn’s accidental odyssey pulls him into the secretive world of shipping conglomerates, the daring work of Arctic researchers, the lunatic risks of maverick sailors, and the shadowy world of Chinese toy factories.” (Moby Duck, by Donovan Hohn.)

Under the artistic direction of Cynthia Adams the students of Orchesis I will present their original choreography for the company members. Included in the program will be Melt, choreographed by guest artist Kim Epifano visiting from San Francisco.

For more information visit the Epiphany Productions website.

Images of Dance

Annual Spring Dance concert.

Put on in the Toman Studio Theatre Forker 196.

Produced by Orchesis II and selected ISU Dance classes.

North-Central: American College Dance Festival (ACDFA )

Hosted at the University of Wisconsin

Dates: March 28 to April 1, 2012

ISU Tour Company