Nov
16
Fri
Jesica Arfenoni & Adam Cornett Tango Workshop @ Cannon Studios
Nov 16 – Nov 18 all-day
Jesica Arfenoni & Adam Cornett Tango Workshop @ Cannon Studios | Iowa | United States

Learn from master tango teachers, Jesica Arfenoni- World Tango Pista Champion 2013, and Adam Cornett- USA Tango Champion. Three days of classes from beginners to advance dancers, plus two social dances on Friday and Saturday.

Nov
24
Sat
Barn Dance @ The Senior Center
Nov 24 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Barn Dance @ The Senior Center  | Iowa City | Iowa | United States

Everyone is welcome to the Barn Dance! Fun
for all ages and abilities. No experience is
necessary as all dances are taught and called.
There’s no fancy footwork involved, you simply
walk through a series of movements that you’ll
learn quickly with help from the caller and
experienced dancers. Even if you don’t want to
dance, come enjoy the old time music, provided
by excellent local bands. The Barn Dance is open
to all: singles, couples, and the entire family.
Lessons available 7:30 PM; dance starts at 8 P

Dec
1
Sat
Milonga (Tango Dance Party) @ The Senior Center
Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Milonga (Tango Dance Party) @ The Senior Center

Join us for a Milonga hosted by the Iowa
City Tango Club. A Milonga is a festive time
to concentrate on dancing, socializing, and
enjoying food and refreshment with fellow
dancers and friends. Dance, listen, and enjoy
authentic Argentine tango music. Admission
includes some snacks and non-alcoholic drinks.
Feel free to bring your own favorite snacks or
non-alcoholic beverage to share. Help with set-up
and take-down is welcome.

Dec
15
Sat
English Country Dance @ The Senior Center
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
English Country Dance @ The Senior Center

Come to the English Country Dance and enjoy
moving in smooth figures to gorgeous live music.
Everyone who wants to dance is guaranteed a
partner. Each dance is taught, and all ages are
encouraged to participate. The dance form dates
back to the 16th century. It appears in some
movies portraying Queen Elizabeth I, as well as
in film adaptations of Dickens and Jane Austen
novels. Each dance has its own music. The
tunes are hauntingly beautiful, ranging from old
ballads, jigs, and reels to several immortalized in
classical music and opera.

Feb
21
Thu
UI Dance presents Dancers in Company Home Concert @ Space Place Theater
Feb 21 @ 8:00 pm

Presented by the University of Iowa Department of Dance

Dancers in Company Home Concert
February 21, 22, 23 at 8:00 p.m.
Space Place Theater, 101 North Hall

Dancers in Company, the University of Iowa’s premiere touring ensemble, presents their hugely popular home concert. Now in its 35th year, the company’s repertory explores the theme of “taking ground.” Curated by company directors Jessica Anthony and Alex Bush, this evening of dancing engages with current and historical social and political movements that bring marginalized voices forward, as well as abstract and aesthetic investigations of equity and space. UI Dance students will perform a thrilling concert and use workshops and public discussions to facilitate community conversations throughout Iowa. Don’t miss the only UI home performances from this company of talented and exciting dancers and choreographers.

Tickets:
$14 Adults
$8 Seniors (65+)
$8 Students & Youth
$5 UI Students (with valid ID)

Tickets are available through the Hancher Box Office at 1.800.HANCHER or 319.335.1160 or www.hancher.uiowa.edu/tickets.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Hancher Box Office in advance at 319.335.1158.

Feb
22
Fri
UI Dance presents Dancers in Company Home Concert @ Space Place Theater
Feb 22 @ 8:00 pm

Presented by the University of Iowa Department of Dance

Dancers in Company Home Concert
February 21, 22, 23 at 8:00 p.m.
Space Place Theater, 101 North Hall

Dancers in Company, the University of Iowa’s premiere touring ensemble, presents their hugely popular home concert. Now in its 35th year, the company’s repertory explores the theme of “taking ground.” Curated by company directors Jessica Anthony and Alex Bush, this evening of dancing engages with current and historical social and political movements that bring marginalized voices forward, as well as abstract and aesthetic investigations of equity and space. UI Dance students will perform a thrilling concert and use workshops and public discussions to facilitate community conversations throughout Iowa. Don’t miss the only UI home performances from this company of talented and exciting dancers and choreographers.

Tickets:
$14 Adults
$8 Seniors (65+)
$8 Students & Youth
$5 UI Students (with valid ID)

Tickets are available through the Hancher Box Office at 1.800.HANCHER or 319.335.1160 or www.hancher.uiowa.edu/tickets.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Hancher Box Office in advance at 319.335.1158.

Feb
23
Sat
UI Dance presents Dancers in Company Home Concert @ Space Place Theater
Feb 23 @ 8:00 pm

Presented by the University of Iowa Department of Dance

Dancers in Company Home Concert
February 21, 22, 23 at 8:00 p.m.
Space Place Theater, 101 North Hall

Dancers in Company, the University of Iowa’s premiere touring ensemble, presents their hugely popular home concert. Now in its 35th year, the company’s repertory explores the theme of “taking ground.” Curated by company directors Jessica Anthony and Alex Bush, this evening of dancing engages with current and historical social and political movements that bring marginalized voices forward, as well as abstract and aesthetic investigations of equity and space. UI Dance students will perform a thrilling concert and use workshops and public discussions to facilitate community conversations throughout Iowa. Don’t miss the only UI home performances from this company of talented and exciting dancers and choreographers.

Tickets:
$14 Adults
$8 Seniors (65+)
$8 Students & Youth
$5 UI Students (with valid ID)

Tickets are available through the Hancher Box Office at 1.800.HANCHER or 319.335.1160 or www.hancher.uiowa.edu/tickets.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Hancher Box Office in advance at 319.335.1158.

Apr
6
Sat
American Ballet Theatre: Whipped Cream @ Hancher Auditorium
Apr 6 @ 1:00 pm

ADULT: $90 | $80 | $65
COLLEGE STUDENT: $81 | $20
YOUTH: $45 | $20

In this full-length story ballet—which will include a bevy of local dancers—a young boy overindulges at a Viennese pastry shop and falls into a delirious dream, filled with sugary heroes who come to his rescue. This dollop of delightful whimsy is a treat for the entire family and features alluringly sweet costumes and sets from the mind of pop surrealist visionary Mark Ryden. Choreographed by Alexei Ratmasky and featuring a score by Richard Strauss performed by Orchestra Iowa, “Whipped Cream” will satisfy your cravings for fun and fabulous dance.

Throughout the year, there will be opportunities for the local community to get a taste of this delicious show. Watch the Hancher website for updates as the season gets underway.

Event Sponsors:
Sue and Joan Strauss
Hancher Showcase/Hancher Guild


Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Hancher in advance at (319) 335-1158.

American Ballet Theatre: Whipped Cream @ Hancher Auditorium
Apr 6 @ 6:30 pm

ADULT: $90 | $80 | $65
COLLEGE STUDENT: $81 | $20
YOUTH: $45 | $20

In this full-length story ballet—which will include a bevy of local dancers—a young boy overindulges at a Viennese pastry shop and falls into a delirious dream, filled with sugary heroes who come to his rescue. This dollop of delightful whimsy is a treat for the entire family and features alluringly sweet costumes and sets from the mind of pop surrealist visionary Mark Ryden. Choreographed by Alexei Ratmasky and featuring a score by Richard Strauss performed by Orchestra Iowa, “Whipped Cream” will satisfy your cravings for fun and fabulous dance.

Throughout the year, there will be opportunities for the local community to get a taste of this delicious show. Watch the Hancher website for updates as the season gets underway.

Event Sponsors:
Sue and Joan Strauss
Hancher Showcase/Hancher Guild


Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Hancher in advance at (319) 335-1158.

Apr
12
Fri
Batsheva Dance Company: Venezuela @ Hancher Auditorium
Apr 12 @ 7:30 pm

ADULT: $60 | $50 | $40
COLLEGE STUDENT: $54 | $10
YOUTH: $30 | $10

Under the artistic direction of choreographer Ohad Naharin, Israel’s Batsheva Dance Company has built a global reputation for excellence. Employing Naharin’s movement language—known as “Gaga”—the company stands apart from other modern dance companies, offering a singular and arresting approach to choreography and individual movement. In its first Hancher appearance since 2006, Batsheva will perform “Venezuela,” a “work emblematic of Naharin’s curiosity and ongoing search for new challenges” (Haaretz).

Event Sponsors:
Iowa House Hotel
W. Richard and Joyce Summerwill


Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Hancher in advance at (319) 335-1158.