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 Local artists and experts pick favorites from a decade of art and culture
Iowa City Press Citizen - Monday, December 30, 2019

Another decade has come and gone. As we enter the 2020s, the Press-Citizen reached out to area experts, creators and enthusiasts involved in arts and culture to ask them what their favorite pieces and performances of the past 10 years have been. Here are their responses:

Joy of the season celebrated at Hancher with Cajun music performance
The Daily Iowan - Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Famous Louisiana-based group BeauSoleil is coming to Hancher Auditorium to perform their show, “A Cajun Christmas,” on Dec. 7. The band continues the tradition of Cajun music and the spirit of Louisiana, including the many cultures that influenced it.

Michael Doucet coming to Hancher for Beausoleil concert
The Gazette - Thursday, November 28, 2019

Grammy-winner Michael Doucet is returning to the Corridor with his band, BeauSoleil, for a Hancher concert Saturday night (12/7) in Iowa City. “A Cajun Christmas” will feature swamp-pop takes on classic holiday tunes, as well as a heaping helping of Doucet’s solo and ensemble songs.

Joy in dance, music coming with Contra-Tiempo, Las Cafeteras
The Daily Iowan - Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Los Angeles-based dance company Contra-Tiempo and band Las Cafeteras will bring their show “joyUS, justUS” to Hancher Auditorium for one night only today.

Luchadores in Iowa exhibit intends to wrestle past differences, misconceptions
Iowa City Press Citizen - Monday, November 18, 2019

When she was a little girl growing up in Mexico, Miriam Alarcon Avila loved watching Mexican professional wrestling, known as lucha libre, on TV and playing with her luchador action figures in their distinctive masks. “I saw them as superheroes,” she said.

38 years later, UI Dance Department stays ‘In Motion’ with annual Dance Gala
The Daily Iowan - Saturday, November 16, 2019

Poised in the shadows both on and offstage, lunging under the stage lights, and speaking stories wherein movement is the teller, the UI Department of Dance’s annual Dance Gala, entitled *In Motion,* transported Hancher Auditorium into a night of magic.

Robots take the stage at Hancher Auditorium
The Daily Iowan - Thursday, November 14, 2019

Robots took over Hancher Auditorium Thursday evening to perform a series of skits and routines as part of the University of Iowa’s Robot Theater Project.

Dance Gala 2019 returning to Hancher stage
Iowa City Press Citizen - Thursday, November 14, 2019

Dance Gala is returning to Hancher, bringing with it themes of growth and change. The event, which at one point would draw upwards of 2,000 attendees to the venue, has only been held inside the venerable theater once since it had to be rebuilt after the destructive 2008 floods.

Best Bets: Dance Gala: 'In Motion'
The Gazette - Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Dance Gala 2019 celebrates its 38th anniversary with “In Motion,” featuring new work created by University of Iowa Department of Dance faculty and guest artists from Urban Bush Women, a dance company that encourages civic engagement and social accountability through art.

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.