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ABT Across America (Photo: Todd Rosenberg Photography)
Todd Rosenberg Photography

American Ballet Theatre

ABT Across America

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Tickets purchased online—which will be available until 4 pm on the day of the performance—are $5 (plus $5 handling fee per order).
All remaining tickets will be available on site beginning at 4 pm for $10, cash only.
Sunday, July 4, 2021, 8:00 pm

Gates open at 6:30 pm

The wonderful dancers of American Ballet Theatre are hopping on a bus and touring America—and they’ll stop at Hancher on the Fourth of July!

The evening’s 50-minute show will be performed without an intermission. Repertory for ABT Across America will feature Lauren Lovette’s La Follia Variations, a work for eight dancers set to music by Francesco Geminiani, Jessica Lang’s Let Me Sing Forevermore, a pas deux blending ballet and jazz vocabulary set to songs sung by Tony Bennett, Darrell Grand Moultrie’s Indestructible Light, a celebration of American jazz, and a classical pas de deux from ABT’s extensive repertoire.

Get your tickets now and then gather up your friends and family (and lawn chairs!) for a performance you’ll never forget by one of the world’s greatest ballet companies.

Tickets available online until 4 pm day-of-show. All remaining tickets will be available on site beginning at 4 pm for $10, cash only.

View a text-only version of the playbill

Anonymous Family Foundation
Jeffrey and Kristine Nielsen
Bill Rubright in loving memory of Karen G. Rubright and Emilie J. Rubright

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Open to the Public
Sunday, July 4, 2021, 4:00 pm


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Abbey Marrison and Kiely Groenewegen strike a pose onstage at Chicago’s Millennium Park. Courtesy Marrison
Pointe Magazine - Wednesday, July 28, 2021

The Hancher Auditorium is a very impressive theater, and our stage was set up just outside of it. I spontaneously taught a short Intro to Ballet class onstage, filling in for one of my colleagues. Lots of children and several adults joined me as I led them through some basic movements.

American Ballet Theatre performs at Hancher Auditorium
Press Citizen - Sunday, July 4, 2021

The American Ballet Theatre performs during its ABT Across America tour on Independence Day, Sunday, July 4, 2021, at Hancher Auditorium on the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City, Iowa.

American Ballet Theatre performs at Hancher Auditorium
The Gazette - Thursday, July 1, 2021

When American Ballet Theatre wants to come to your city, you roll out the Hancher Green carpet. Or perhaps a red, white and blue carpet, since the show will be outdoors on the Fourth of July

The New York Times - Monday, May 3, 2021

The company will travel from Nebraska to New York City—through 14 states—in six sleeper buses and three production trucks.

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 Paris Sissel in advance at (319) 467-4849 or at