The University of Iowa

Las Cafeteras

In 2015, Club Hancher audiences were treated to stirring performances by Las Cafeteras, the East LA band steeped in music, community activism, and the connection between the two. The band returns for a mainstage performance.

Yo-Yo Ma

Yo-Yo Ma believes musicians are seekers of truth “in a way that gives meaning and sustenance to individuals and communities. That’s art for life’s sake.” Ma will enchant a Hancher audience for the first time since 2000, performing solo cello pieces.

Circus Oz

Australia’s National Circus infuses Down Under energy into a high flying art form. Upending expectations while delivering a mesmerizing evening of entertainment, Circus Oz breaks down the fourth wall and invites everyone into its big tent of delights.


MAMMA MIA! is the ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again. Now it's your turn to have the time of your life at this smash-hit musical.

Tanya Tagaq

Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq will perform a live accompaniment to the silent movie Nanook of the North, a film rife with stereotypes of native people in Northern Quebec. Tagaq’s haunting vocal expression is unnerving, exquisite, and authentic.


World Premiere. Co-choreographed by its performers, Soil investigates crises in three Southeast Asian cultures while exploring transnational, East-West identities via personal narratives and choreography. Co-creator Michael Sakamoto is a Professor of Dance at the University of Iowa.