University of Iowa

Luchadores Immigrants In Iowa opening reception

In an effort to give a voice to new Iowans and share their challenges as immigrants of rich Latinx heritage, visual and multimedia storytelling artist Miriam Alarcón Avila has been working since July 2017 on the Luchadores Immigrants in Iowa art project. The project is a photo-documentary comprised of portraits of immigrants to Iowa reimagined as Luchadores (wrestlers), wearing traditional and customized Lucha Libre (Mexican wrestling) masks. The mask is a symbol representing their identity as invisible Latinx immigrants.

The Vital and Energetic Interplay of the Somatic, the Affective and the Cognitive in an Audience’s Experience of Theater

This event is part of The Examined Life Conference and is hosted by The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine.

The Examined Life Conference seeks to explore the intersections between the arts and medicine. How can they be of use to each other? How can they interact to make each more than they were without the other? 

Creative Matters: Anne Bogart, theater director

Anne Bogart is one of the three Co-Artistic Directors of SITI Company, which she founded with Japanese director Tadashi Suzuki in 1992. She is a professor of theatre at Columbia University, where she runs the Graduate Directing Program.

She was a recipient of a Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, the Richard B. Fisher Award, a USA Fellowship, a Rockefeller Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and received the 2016 Alfred Drake Award from Brooklyn College.

Hancher Presents Lunch Discussion with Urban Bush Women

Bring a brown bag lunch and join Hancher's Micah Ariel James and Chuy Renteria for a conversation with members of Urban Bush Women—a stirring contemporary dance company committed to pushing the boundaries of storytelling through spoken word, movement, and singing artists. They will discuss their latest work, Hair & Other Stories, which will be performed on the Hancher stage on Saturday, September 21.

Flute Studio Masterclass by Maxim Rubstov

The Russian National Orchestra will be leading masterclasses with University of Iowa music students that are open to the public for observation.

Internationally acclaimed flutist Maxim Rubtsov has been called “miraculous,” “superb,” “absolutely impeccable” and “one of the best flutists of the Modern Age.”  Flute Talk magazine wrote that he is “an amazing performer who commands the audience’s attention from the moment he walks on stage.”  He is also one of Russia’s best musical ambassadors.