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Dancers from American Ballet Theatre dance in silhouette against a background with a giant zig-zag pattern
Scene from ZigZag. Photo: Rosalie O’Connor.

American Ballet Theatre

Presented by
ADULTS: $95 / $85 / $70
COLLEGE STUDENTS: $76 / $68 / $56
YOUTH: $76 / $68 / $56
Saturday, May 6, 2023, 7:30 pm

Part of Hancher's Golden Anniversary Season

Over the last several years, American Ballet Theatre has delivered astonishing performances for Hancher audiences—including the whimsical Whipped Cream and an incredible outdoor show on the Fourth of July in 2021. Now the Company returns to close Hancher’s 50th anniversary season with a mixed repertory program—including ZigZag, choreographed by Jessica Lang to music by Tony Bennett—that is sure to thrill and delight everyone who experiences it.


Songs of Bukovina (Alexei Ratmansky; Leonid Desyatnikov)
- Intermission -
Romeo and Juliet, Balcony Pas de Deux (Kenneth MacMillan; Sergei Prokofiev)
Swan Lake, Act III Pas de Deux (Marius Petipa; Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky)

- Intermission -
ZigZag (Jessica Lang; Tony Bennett)

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! 

Orders must be placed by noon the day before the performance.

Preorder food

Charles Richard and Barbara S. Clark
Robert and Karlen Fellows
Sue (1929–2023) and Joan Strauss
LaDonna and Gary Wicklund

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