The University of Iowa
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Andrew Eccles

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Robert Battle, Artistic Director
Matthew Rushing, Associate Artistic Director

Presented by
ADULT: $75 | $65 | $55
COLLEGE STUDENT: $67 | $10 | $10
YOUTH: $37 | $10 | $10
Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 7:30 pm

The extraordinary dancers of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater make their first appearance on the new Hancher stage with a program that will be undeniably revelatory. Artistic Director Robert Battle has remained true to the vision of his predecessors—Ailey himself and Judith Jamison—while also expanding the company’s work with a wide array of choreographers. The performance will close with Revelations, Ailey’s masterwork that is as powerful today as it was when it debuted in 1960.


BUSK, Aszure Barton, choreographer (20 minutes)

Ode, Jamar Roberts, choreographer (17 minutes) 
Roberts is Ailey's resident choreographer and a member of the company

Revelations, Alvin Ailey, choreographer (36 minutes)


New! Preorder food from the Stanley Café!

Avoid the lines by making your food selections before you come to Hancher Auditorium. The Stanley Café will have staff members ready to get your order—including beverages you order when you pick up your food--fast!

Preorder here!


The Hancher staff is monitoring the situation regarding COVID-19. The University of Iowa is following recommendations from the Iowa Department of Public Health and CDC regarding events. At this time, all Hancher events in March—including the March 10 performance by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater—will go on as scheduled. We strongly encourage those who feel ill to stay home. We will keep patrons and the public informed in the event that events must be cancelled due to the virus. You can find additional information at


Event Partners:
John and Ellen Buchanan
Ed and Patricia Folsom
The McIntyre Foundation
Robert and Kathleen Staley


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Internationally-renowned dance group Alvin Ailey returns to Hancher
The Daily Iowan - Monday, March 9, 2020

Bright lights will shine through the darkness of Hancher Auditorium’s Hadley Stage to show the clinically precise movements of the dancers of Alvin Ailey American Dance Company tonight.

Mark your calendars for these top 2020 entertainment events in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City area
The Gazette - Wednesday, January 1, 2020

With so many wonderful entertainment offerings planned in the coming year, it’s nearly impossible to narrow down the top offerings. But here are the events I’m putting on my calendar.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Hancher in advance at (319) 335-1160.