The University of Iowa

Step Afrika!

Step Afrika! returns with a tale of resistance, resilience, and reclamation. Grounded in the Stono Rebellion of 1739, which led to the banning of drums among enslaved Africans, Drumfolk celebrates the beat entering the very bodies of persecuted people.

American Ballet Theatre

The wonderful dancers of American Ballet Theatre are hopping on a bus and touring America—and they’ll stop at Hancher on the Fourth of July! Gather up your friends and family (and lawn chairs!) for a performance by one of the world’s greatest ballet companies.

The Journey

Extraordinary illusionist, mentalist, and performance artist Scott Silven invites you on a mesmerizing journey from your home to his in rural Scotland. Silven brings an all-new, immersive, and intimate experience, live and online, that will captivate and astonish you.


This unique blending of musical voices will take the stories and characters that recur throughout the world’s disparate myths and legends as a jumping off point for an expansive musical journey that is at once idiosyncratic and universal.