The University of Iowa

Authored by Lucy Morris


Iowa City’s InterDance celebrates a decade of taking dance from stage to street

During the last weekend of April, downtown Iowa City will be inundated with dance. For the tenth year in a row, audiences will be treated to a series of free public dance performances, master classes and installations. InterDance, the nonprofit organization run by dancer Nora Garda, is the force behind Iowa Dance 2016: Dancing Our Visions, and its goal, she says, is “to educate and entertain.” That goal is not one necessarily associated with dance, which is usually confined to theatres and limited audiences who may have a presumed knowledge or existing connection to the form. “Dance for a long time has been considered an underrepresented art,” Garda told Little Village last year.