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Sankai Juku brought traditional butoh dance to Hancher Auditorium in Utsushi
The Daily Iowan - Tuesday, October 22, 2019

In the dimly lit auditorium, audience members filled the seats of the first level, leaving only a few spots open for Sankai Juku’s performance of Utsushi at Hancher.

Sankai Juku returns to Hancher after 20 years with ‘Utsushi’ performance
The Daily Iowan - Monday, October 21, 2019

After 20 years, the internationally-known Japanese dance troupe Sankai Juku is returning to Hancher Auditorium on Oct.

Hancher Architects Win 2019 AIA Connecticut Design Award
Connecticut American Institute of Architects - Wednesday, October 16, 2019

In 2008, Iowa City experienced a 500-year devastating flood that caused more than $700 million worth of damage on the University of Iowa campus.

Danish String Quartet Wins Ensemble of the Year from MusicalAmerica Worldwide
MusicalAmerica Worldwide - Thursday, October 10, 2019

Critical plaudits tend to focus on the sheer excitement of a DSQ performance with “thrilling,” “exhilarating,” and “rockstar vibe” listed alongside references to pinpoint intonation and immaculate blend.

'Rent' actor finds acceptance through show's messages in his youth
The Gazette - Wednesday, October 2, 2019

For Juan Luis Espinal, the first Latino actor to play landlord Benny in “Rent,” learning the show in his native language was harder than learning it in English. The movie was a revelation to the still-closeted teen, who is now 29 and openly gay, living with his boyfriend in New York City.

Mary Halvorson of the Tomeka Reid Quartet Wins 2019 MacArthur Foundation "Genius" Grant
Pitchfork - Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Guitarist and composer Mary Halvorson has been named as one of this year’s fellows of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, as The New York Times notes. The fellowship, popularly known as the “genius” grant, awards recipients with $625,000 to be used over five years.

Urban Bush Women catalysed, visualized, and mesmerized with their show “Hair, and Other Stories” at Hancher.
The Daily Iowan - Sunday, September 22, 2019

With their performance entitled Hair, and Other Stories, on Sept. 21 at Hancher Auditorium, Urban Bush Women brought challenges to the forefront of the stage, leaving an experience that can only be summarized by an expression: to each their own.

Urban Bush Women have grown out 'HairStories' since 2001
Iowa City Press-Citizen - Friday, September 20, 2019

Set to appear in Hancher Auditorium on Saturday, Sept.

Hair & Other Stories: Hancher & the AAMI Present Urban Bush Women
The Iowa Source - Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Drawn from personal and public narratives centered on individual identity in a collective culture, Hair & Other Stories will be presented at Hancher Auditorium on Saturday, September 12, investigating issues of body image, race, gender identity, and economic inequity.

Audra McDonald set to shine in Hancher spotlight this Saturday
The Gazette - Thursday, September 12, 2019

She’s won six Tonys, two Grammys and an Emmy for her work on stage and screen, but Audra McDonald still gets little flutters before stepping onstage. Her congregation will be worshipping her at Hancher Auditorium in Iowa City on Saturday night (9/14), as they gather to hear “Songs from the Americ