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Tonight at Hancher: ‘Soil’ is as real as it gets

Soil Strauss Hall, Hancher — Thursday, Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Hancher hosts a world premiere this week: the multimedia dance theatre production Soil, directed by University of Iowa Assistant Professor of Dance Michael Sakamoto. The final performance is tonight, Feb. 9 at 7:30 pm in Strauss Hall, an intimate space that is making its […]

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Abraham.In.Motion dances human struggles to life at Hancher

Since Dance Magazine named him one of 2009’s “25 to watch,” Kyle Abraham has been making his mark on the dance world. Abraham has received numerous awards, and his recent work includes a pas de deux with former New York City Ballet principal Wendy Whelan, choreography for the film The Book of Henry, and a new […]

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Photo Preview: Abraham.In.Motion explores social issues with dance

Dancer and choreographer Kyle Abraham brings his company Abraham.In.Motion to Hancher Auditorium tonight at 7:30. The performance will include three of his recent works including “The Quiet Dance,” “The Gettin’” and “Absent Matter,” which explores the Black Lives Matter movement. These photos were captured at today’s dress rehearsal. Tickets are $25-$35 for adults, $10-$17 for youth and $10-$31 for college […]

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Thank you Lord! ‘Book of Mormon’ tickets go on sale this week from Hancher

At long last, Hancher is back and they’ve unveiled a killer list of events for the 2016-17 season — the highlight for many being the irreverent Broadway musical The Book of Mormon — those tickets go on sale to the public this Friday, Aug. 5, at 10 a.m. Tickets range from $50-125 and will be […]

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Interview: Spontaneity and flexibility drive Bobby McFerrin’s passionate curiosity

In 2008, the University of Iowa’s Hancher auditorium closed due to flooding. In the years since, the Hancher team has steadfastly continued to fulfill its vision of “striv[ing] to enrich the life of every Iowan through transformative artistic experiences.” […]

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Photos: Hancher rising

Photos by Rachel Jessen Iowa City’s original Hancher Auditorium, destroyed in the 2008 flood, is being rebuilt from scratch. The new Hancher will seat 1,800 and is scheduled to host its first show in the Fall of 2016. Little Village recently sent a photographer to document the ongoing project, and shed light on those who’ve […]

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Doreen’s Jazz brings the sound of New Orleans to The Mill

Though Doreen Ketchens has toured internationally as a featured act, there is little doubt that she won’t feel right at home when she and her touring act, ‘Doreen’s Jazz,’ play the intimate stage of The Mill. After all, she’s built her whole career on playing in the most up-close and personal of settings: The streets of New Orleans. […]

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Gallim Dance review: Structure gives way to sensation

On Friday April, 25 the basement of the UI’s North Hall was brimming with people — people ready to see Gallim Dance, presented by Hancher at Space Place Theatre. Founded in 2007 by Andrea Miller (a recent Guggenheim Fellow), the New York-based Gallim Dance pulls from Israel’s Gaga technique of rehabilitation and relearning natural movement […]

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