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Martha Graham Dancer center stage in white costume with left leg extended towards ceiling against the contrast of black stage

Martha Graham Dance Company


Presented by
Department of Dance
, and
UI Dance Company
Adults $65 / $45
Students & Youth $10
Friday, March 29, 2024, 7:30 pm

Presented in collaboration with University of Iowa Department of Dance and the UI Dance Company

Part of Hancher's 51st season

An indispensable dance company celebrates 100 years, bringing its founder's classic works to the stage alongside new work by contemporary choreographers. Martha Graham—an icon among 20th century artistic icons—radically expanded the dance vocabulary, and her work has captivated audiences worldwide while influencing generations of artists. 

In its centennial season, the Martha Graham Dance Company comes to Hancher to perform Graham's 1947 duet Errand into the Maze based on the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur, Agnes de Mille's classic Rodeo with Aaron Copland's beloved score reorchestrated in a bluegrass style by Punch Brothers violinist Gabe Witcher, and Hofesh Shechter's Cave inspired by the rave scene. 

The program will open with Graham's Panorama, which was choreographed in 1935 and is an electric example of the modernism of its time. The work will be performed by 38 student dancers from the University of Iowa Department of Dance. 

Martha GRAHAM: Panorama, set on the University of Iowa Dance Company and additional UI dance students
Martha GRAHAM: Errand into the Maze
Agnes DE MILLE: Rodeo
Hofesh SHECHTER: Cave

Martha Graham Dance Company Website

Preorder food from the Stanley Café!

Avoid the lines by making your food selections before you come to Hancher Auditorium. Cheese boards are only available through preorder and cannot be purchased on-site at the performance. Snacks and beverages will be available on-site.

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

Preorder food

George A. & Barbara J. Grilley
Bruce & Melanie Haupert
Ed & Ann Lorson
Leslie & Mark Nolte / Nolte Academy
François M. & Doris E. Abboud
Bill Rubright in loving memory of Karen G. Rubright & Emilie J. Rubright


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 Young in advance at (319) 467-4849 or at