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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.
Daily Iowan - Thursday, May 14, 2015
Inti-Illimani will perform Friday night on the Pedestrian Mall Fountain Stage, located outside the Sheraton Hotel. The concert will begin at 6:30 p.m., although people typically begin setting up lawn chairs around 6 p.m. Inti-Illimani is a Latin American music ensemble that focuses on indie and folk music, with baroque influences.
Iowa City Press-Citizen - Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Jorge Coulon, a founding member of folk ensemble Inti-Illimani, will help kick off the series Friday. His nine-member group plays more than 30 wind, string and percussion instruments.
Daily Iowan - Tuesday, May 12, 2015
The completion of the new Hancher Auditorium and other major campus construction projects in 2016 will mark the University of Iowa’s physical recovery from the devastating flood of 2008.
Muscatine Journal - Saturday, May 9, 2015
West Middle School students are contributing their artistic talents — as well as their visages — to the University of Iowa's new Hancher Auditorium. A piece created by seventh graders from seven communities across Iowa will be on permanent display in the new Hancher, expected to be completed in the fall of 2016.
Iowa Now - Thursday, May 7, 2015
University of Iowa's Hancher will present Inti-Illimani, a folk music ensemble from Chile, in collaboration with Summer of the Arts from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, May 15, on the Iowa City pedestrian mall, next to the Sheraton Hotel. The free performance will kick off the Summer of the Arts Friday Night Concert Series.
Algona Upper Des Moines - Thursday, May 7, 2015
On Thursday, April 30, seventh graders from Algona Middle School had a chance to begin contributions to artwork to be hung in the newly constructed Hancher Auditorium at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. Algona was one of seven communities from across the state chosen to contribute to this art project. The other six communities are Storm Lake, Spencer, Iowa City, Maquoketa, Council Bluffs and Muscatine.
Iowa Now - Thursday, May 7, 2015
Roundup of UI activities, research, public engagement, and campus life: Hancher kicks off Summer of the Arts concert series with Inti-Illimani