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Interview: Joffrey Ballet’s Nutcracker rings in the holiday season at Hancher

Illustration from ‘Wonderstruck,’ by Brian Selznick

The Nutcracker Hancher Auditorium Thursday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 at 2 & 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. In 1987, Chicago’s renowned Joffrey Ballet premiered their version of The Nutcracker at the University of Iowa’s Hancher Auditorium. Now, nearly 30 years later, they’ve […]

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Hancher and Joffrey Ballet announce collaboration for new ‘Nutcracker’ set in World’s Fair Chicago

In 1987, Robert Joffrey’s Chicago-based ballet company held the world premier of their production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker at The University of Iowa’s Hancher Auditorium. At a press conference held Tuesday on stage at the nearly completed Hancher Auditorium — nearly eight years after the original facility was destroyed by historic floods — Hancher Executive […]

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