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Hancher receives $50,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts
The Daily Iowan - Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Hancher Auditorium has received an Art Works award of $50,000, which will be used toward ongoing projects with Step Afrika! and the Kronos Quartet.
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Performing arts center delays season announcement, announces family-friendly online content

Hancher Auditorium's main entrance on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017.
The Daily Iowan - Friday, March 13, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hancher Auditorium has announced it will be canceling events through April 3.

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.