Nick Fetty | February 24, 2016
A University of Iowa dance troupe has made water issues a theme for its most recent tour of performances set to begin this week.
The UI’s Dancers in Company has spent the past year preparing for a performance entitled Water Works. The dancers auditioned for parts last spring and researched water issues last fall. Researchers and professors from various departments offered input including Peter Weyer, associate director of the UI Center for Health Effects of Environmental Contamination.
“It’s an opportunity to reach out to the general public and make what we do a little easier to understand,” he said in an interview with Iowa Watch. “We’re deep in the science of it and it gets pretty bogged down pretty quick if you listen to the types of things we do.”
This is at least the second time a UI dance performance has shed light on environmental issues. During the spring of 2015, UI dance student and Climate Narrative Project fellow Sophia Finster choreographed and directed “The Dinner Party: Processed vs. Unprocessed Food” which addressed the environmental impact of processed food.
University of Iowa, Space Place Theater
Figge Art Museum
Horace Mann Elementary and Indian Hills Community College
Dubuque Museum of Art
Central Academy and Findley Elementary
10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
University of Iowa Memorial Union
(As part of Water Shed:
A Symposium on Art, Science and Engagement)