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Iowa Now - Monday, October 26, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on musicians and performers, as well as members of the community who seek out live music and theater. 

The Gazette - Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Education is always at the intersection of collaborations between trumpet master Wynton Marsalis and Hancher Auditorium in Iowa City.

The Gazette - Friday, October 16, 2020

The lights remain dark inside Hancher Auditorium, but for a few hours Thursday night, a visual spectacular exploded around the perimeter, drenching performers and viewers in a psychedelic swirl of light, sound, fog and dance.

KWWL - Thursday, October 15, 2020

Performing arts students at the University of Iowa and a visual arts company gave onlookers a night of light Thursday; when the pandemic has forced so many theaters into darkness.

The Daily Iowan - Friday, September 25, 2020

On a bright sunny morning, Santa Fe-based artist Colette Hosmer and Hancher Auditorium’s Executive Director, Chuck Swanson, unveiled a new art installation, titled “Wellspring,” on Sept. 25. 

Daily Iowan - Tuesday, September 22, 2020

With cuts to funding and its doors closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hancher staff wrestles with what awaits them in the second act of the show.

Ballet class on the Hadley Stage at Hancher Auditorium, August 27, 2020 (Photo: Justin Torner)

This semester, students from the UI Department of Dance and School of Music have been taking class in various spaces at Hancher Auditorium. Hancher has long been known as the “largest classroom on campus,” and this collaboration with the Division of Performing Arts is a great example of that.

Iowa Public Radio - Thursday, September 17, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has been financially devastating for Iowa’s Universities. Canceled or modified sports seasons coupled with an additional $8 million in cuts from the State Board of Regents is forcing difficult decisions on each campus.

River Cities' Reader - Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Lauded by the New York Times as an “excellent company” whose “versatile cast ably draws on West African dance and Alvin Ailey-esque motions of struggle and striving,” the gifted Washington D.C. performers of Step Afrika! deliver a world premiere in the virtual presentation Stono...
Press-Citizen - Tuesday, September 8, 2020
This newest piece from Step Afrika!, on which Hancher is lead commissioner, is based on a historical inflection point for African-Americans: the Stono Rebellion.