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KCCK - Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Rob Cline from Hancher says you should not miss the free performance of Squonk Opera Saturday in the parking lot where the new Hancher Auditorium is going up. "Drawing Closer" will feature sidewalk chalk art, kids' activities, and a musical performance featuring the giant "Lady Pneumatica."
Iowa Now - Monday, August 17, 2015
The University of Iowa's largest flood recovery project, Hancher, is getting comfortable within its own skin. The final covering has been applied to some parts of the building, and other preparations are well underway. Iowa Now provides you with intimate glimpses of the work done over the past few months.
Daily Iowan - Thursday, August 6, 2015
In a little more than a year, one of campus’s crown jewels will open its doors to welcome patrons as it casts its gleaming reflection on the river below. Construction on the new Hancher Auditorium is on track and on schedule to be mostly completed in March 2016, said Kim Zwald, an engineer with Mortenson Construction.
Daily Iowan - Monday, July 13, 2015
Any analysis of Rudy Schulz's career will show this: He was leader in the field of psychology, a pioneer in Iowa’s department, and an avid supporter of Hancher Auditorium. It’s quite the legacy to leave.
Daily Iowan - Thursday, June 25, 2015
The Awful Purdies, all all-female quintet, embarked on a yearlong project with Sean Lewis of Working Group Theater, traveling around the state to hear stories from people in Iowa — including lots of farmers — as part of an Iowa Arts Council grant. The experience culminated in the Purdies’ newest album, All Recipes Are Home, and a Hancher-commissioned play by the same name.
The Gazette - Thursday, June 18, 2015
While the Iowa River was flirting with its low-lying riverbanks Thursday afternoon, 200 workers were high and dry, continuing their quest to shape the new Hancher Auditorium inside and out. About 70 percent of the work is done, keeping the site on-track for its September 2016 grand opening. (For related KCRG story:
Iowa City Press-Citizen - Monday, June 15, 2015
Hancher Auditorium will move into a gleaming new facility along the Iowa River in 2016, marking the end of a nomadic eight-year chapter for the University of Iowa's performing arts organization. Before then, however, it will stage one last season while living out of its suitcase, doing what it does best, say its leaders: connecting world-class performers with Iowans.
Iowa City Press-Citizen - Monday, June 15, 2015
In a meeting room on the third floor of Seashore Hall, which has served as a not-so-temporary office for Hancher's administrative staff during these post-flood years, there's a wall lined with calendar pages. For Chuck Swanson and his team, the wall serves as the blueprint for the historic transition between now and September 2016, when the new Hancher Auditorium, after the better part of a decade of planning and construction, at last raises its curtain.
Iowa Now - Monday, June 15, 2015
The season may be a bit shorter than usual, but the artists are just as amazing as always. And a new facility is on the horizon. The University of Iowa’s Hancher has announced its lineup of performances for the 2015-2016 season. Hancher donors will soon receive a season brochure that will allow them to purchase tickets via the included order form. Tickets will go on sale to the general public Aug. 24.
The Gazette - Sunday, May 17, 2015
Dance has had a toehold in Iowa City for more than four decades, thanks to a groundbreaking Hancher/Joffrey Ballet pas de deux through the University of Iowa. Just 25 miles away, though, in Cedar Rapids, building an audience for dance has always and continues to require a leap of faith by those wanting to sell not just seats, but an appreciation for the art.