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Out & About | Hancher
Living Local - Friday, November 8, 2019

Today we are out and about in Iowa City visiting one of the University of Iowa’s gems, Hancher Auditorium. For 47 years, Hancher has been a cultural hub for the University of Iowa… presenting world-class dance, music, and theater. But Hancher’s reach extends far beyond campus.

Best Bets: Jazz group Tomeka Reid Quartet to perform at Hancher Nov. 2
The Gazette - Thursday, October 31, 2019

In the mood for adventuresome jazz? Cellist Tomeka Reid’s hard-grooving quartet will deliver.

Five questions with: Director Anne Bogart
The Little Village Magazine - Thursday, October 24, 2019

Anne Bogart has influenced decades of actors and directors as one of the most formidable minds in American theater. She trained at Bard College and New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Student Spotlight: Bringing artistic background, marketing mind to UI theatre scene
The Daily Iowan - Wednesday, October 23, 2019

At the start of her freshman year at the University of Iowa, Paris Sissel attended a job fair not knowing what to expect. She then spent her first two years at the UI as an usher at Hancher Auditorium.

Sankai Juku brought traditional butoh dance to Hancher Auditorium in Utsushi
The Daily Iowan - Tuesday, October 22, 2019

In the dimly lit auditorium, audience members filled the seats of the first level, leaving only a few spots open for Sankai Juku’s performance of Utsushi at Hancher.

Sankai Juku returns to Hancher after 20 years with ‘Utsushi’ performance
The Daily Iowan - Monday, October 21, 2019

After 20 years, the internationally-known Japanese dance troupe Sankai Juku is returning to Hancher Auditorium on Oct.

Hancher Architects Win 2019 AIA Connecticut Design Award
Connecticut American Institute of Architects - Wednesday, October 16, 2019

In 2008, Iowa City experienced a 500-year devastating flood that caused more than $700 million worth of damage on the University of Iowa campus.

Danish String Quartet Wins Ensemble of the Year from MusicalAmerica Worldwide
MusicalAmerica Worldwide - Thursday, October 10, 2019

Critical plaudits tend to focus on the sheer excitement of a DSQ performance with “thrilling,” “exhilarating,” and “rockstar vibe” listed alongside references to pinpoint intonation and immaculate blend.

'Rent' actor finds acceptance through show's messages in his youth
The Gazette - Wednesday, October 2, 2019

For Juan Luis Espinal, the first Latino actor to play landlord Benny in “Rent,” learning the show in his native language was harder than learning it in English. The movie was a revelation to the still-closeted teen, who is now 29 and openly gay, living with his boyfriend in New York City.

Mary Halvorson of the Tomeka Reid Quartet Wins 2019 MacArthur Foundation "Genius" Grant
Pitchfork - Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Guitarist and composer Mary Halvorson has been named as one of this year’s fellows of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, as The New York Times notes. The fellowship, popularly known as the “genius” grant, awards recipients with $625,000 to be used over five years.