University of Iowa

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.

Violin Masterclass by Alexei Bruni

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

10:30 am - Luciana Hontilla (student of UI professor Katie Wolfe)
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35

I. Allegro moderato

11:00 am - Ha-eun Ryu (student of UI professor Scott Conklin) 
Strauss: Don Juan (first page/orchestral excerpt)

Creative Matters: Lawrence Brownlee & Eric Owens

Tenor Lawrence Brownlee and Bass-baritone Eric Owens will be joined on stage for a conversation with Brandon Alexander Williams, a Grant Wood Fellow, poet, MC, and DJ.

Named 2017 “Male Singer of the Year” by both the International Opera Awards and Bachtrack, Lawrence Brownlee has been hailed by the Associated Press as one of “the world’s leading bel canto tenors.” Brownlee also serves as Artistic Advisor at Opera Philadelphia, helping the company to expand their repertoire, diversity efforts and community initiatives.

Docunight Screening - "MAHAK: A World She Founded”

Persian Students Organization, in partnership with Hancher Auditorium, is happy to bring Docunight to Iowa. Docunight, now part of Kiarostami Foundation, is a grass-roots initiative started more than four years ago in San Francisco to have monthly screenings of documentaries about Iran. Docunight has screening in more than 20 cities in North America, and now we are happy to bring these documentaries to Iowa.

Please join us on the first Wednesday of every month at Iowa City Public Library - Meeting Room A to watch these documentaries.

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