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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.

Hancher to host 18th annual Nachte Raho dance competition
The Daily Iowan - Thursday, March 5, 2020
This Saturday, eight Bollywood fusion dance teams will come to Iowa City for the 18th annual Nachte Raho competition.
Irish folk band The Chieftains bring Irish culture, joy to Hancher
The Daily Iowan - Wednesday, March 4, 2020

A pitch from Paddy Maloney’s small tin whistle filled Hancher auditorium, light and fluttery, as his seat was lit by an overhead light on stage. One by one, instruments joined Maloney in his tune, and Grammy Award-winning Irish folk band The Chieftains made their presence known.

Irish folk band The Chieftains bring Irish culture, joy to Hancher
The Daily Iowan - Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Grammy Award-winning Irish folk band The Chieftains lit up Hancher on Wednesday night with traditional Irish music and dancing.
The Chieftains to perform March 4 at Hancher in Iowa City
The Gazette - Monday, March 2, 2020

The traditional Irish band has sold millions of albums, won six Grammy Awards and an Oscar for the soundtrack of Stanley Kubrick’s “Barry Lyndon.” Ireland’s musical ambassadors are among the most well-respected bands of the past century.

Twelve stories, one heart: Hancher play narrates stories of 12 immigrants’ journeys to America
The Daily Iowan - Thursday, February 27, 2020
The Actors’ Gang, a Los Angeles-based theatre company known for its contemporary pieces and unique acting techniques, returns to Hancher for the first time since 2006 to share American immigrant stories through their original play, The New Colossus.
Tim Robbins collaborates on 'The New Colossus' to be performed Saturday at Hancher
The Gazette - Thursday, February 27, 2020
Amid the Melting Pot that it is America comes a play based on the ideals immortalized at the base of the Statue of Liberty. A play that finds the common thread of humanity coursing through the diversity of immigrant stories.
Old tales take fresh form in 'The New Colossus,' directed by Tim Robbins
Iowa City Press-Citizen - Tuesday, February 25, 2020
The notion that our stories — varied and uniquely textured as they are — do more to unite than divide us is central to "The New Colossus," a touring performance being held at Hancher Auditorium on Saturday, Feb. 29 at 7:30 p.m.
The Actors’ Gang brings the huddled masses to Hancher, Tim Robbins talks mythic courage and national identity
Little Village - Saturday, February 22, 2020
The New Colossus, directed and co-written by Academy Award-winning actor, Tim Robbins, was created in collaboration with the Actors’ Gang, the 39-year-old, Los Angeles-based company where he serves as artistic director. The troupe will be performing it at Hancher Auditorium on Saturday, Feb. 29 at 7:30 p.m., with Robbins in tow. Tickets are $10-20.
Sharing Muslim American stories of hope through spoken word poetry: Syed Umar Warsi, Amir Safi, and Amal Kassir perform at Hancher
The Daily Iowan - Friday, February 21, 2020
Hancher hosted three spoken word poets Friday night, who told their stories about the joys and discrimination they felt growing up Muslim in America.