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Joan Mulholland looks to the side as she speaks during a film and discussion on the Freedom Riders at The Englert Theatre on Sept. 22 2021.

Englert hosts film screening and discussion with Freedom Rider, civil rights activist Joan Trumpauer Mulholland

Scout Adams, Arts Reporter September 22, 2021

Freedom Rider and civil rights activist Joan Trumpauer Mulholland and her son, film director Loki Mulholland, came to Iowa City to visit the Englert on Wednesday night to share Loki’s film about...

Step Afrika! dance troupe to perform at Hancher

Step Afrika! dance troupe to perform at Hancher

Delaney Orewiler , Arts Reporter September 9, 2021

In 1739, 20 enslaved Africans in the American colony of South Carolina used their drums to initiate a revolt against their slaveholders. This drive for freedom, known as the Stono Rebellion, caused widespread...

Englert Theatre to host fashion exhibit

Englert Theatre to host fashion exhibit

Anaka Sanders, Arts Reporter September 8, 2021

Olive Phan, or better known as YAZZIEWONPHON in the art world, comes from a printmaking background. Two years ago, she learned that soft fabrics can be manipulated to change their composition with...

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Dancing at Hancher
Quixotic and Department of Dance
Thursday, October 15, 2020

A bright new semester: Hancher kicks off UI school year with an outdoor light show

Jenna Post, Arts Editor August 23, 2021

Attending a show at Hancher Auditorium typically comes with being seated in the building’s spacious theater. This time, however, audience members will view Hancher from the outside. Beginning...


Iowa City dancers celebrate their Indian heritage with a traditional performance

Jenna Post, Arts Editor August 24, 2021

For members of the Sampradaya Dance Troupe, Bharatanatyam is far more than just a dance. Three Iowa City West High students, Krisha Kapoor, Himani Laroia, and Mohana Sunkara, performed the traditional...

Thee Weidman Walk trail at Terry Trueblood Recreation Area is seen on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019.

Iowa City to launch a year of temporary sculpture installations

Maddie Johnston, Arts Editor August 5, 2021

Three of Iowa City’s most populous hiking areas will become a temporary home to five Iowan-made sculptures in the year-long, "Iowa City Sculptor's Showcase." The sculpture's locations include...

King Leontes, played by Martin Andrews, acts out a scene from the play “The Winters Tale” on Saturday, July 17, 2021. The Shakespeare play was put on by Riverside Theatre.

Riverside Theatre performs Shakespeare’s ‘The Winter’s Tale’

Maddie Johnston, Arts Editor July 26, 2021

Sunday evening in City Park was a merry and warm one, as groups of Iowa City denizens gathered at Riverside Theatre’s festival stage and its surrounding lawn to catch Riverside’s final performance...

Hancher Auditorium is seen in Iowa City on Sunday, September 20th, 2020.

Hancher returns with a new season, renewed excitement

Jenna Post, Summer Arts Editor July 20, 2021

Hancher is making an unrestricted return with a new lineup of performers after having its 2020-21 season cut short because of the pandemic. The new season kicked off with a Fourth of July performance...

South Dubuque Street is seen during Block Party on June 22, 2019. (Emily Wangen/The Daily Iowan)

Iowa City Block Party to return after last year’s cancellation

Meg Doster, News Reporter July 11, 2021

After last year’s COVID-19 related cancellation, the party of the summer is back and bigger than ever. The Downtown Iowa City Block Party is returning July 24, featuring a projected 45,000 attendees Downtown...

Photo of a Third Coast Percussion rehearsal. Contributed by Carolina Rodriguez.

Third Coast Percussion performs with Sérgio and Clarice Assad at Hancher virtual concert

Abby McCusker, Arts Reporter May 8, 2021

Psychologist Carl Jung developed 12 different brand archetypes that represent common forms or images in myths and legends from across the world. Third Coast Percussion, with guitarist Sérgio Assad,...

Contributed photo of Tracie Morris

UI professor’s short film presented in final ‘Black Lives on Screen’ event

Abby McCusker, Arts Reporter May 7, 2021

Health concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic prevented University of Iowa Poetry Professor Tracie Morris from going to Black Lives Matter protests this summer. When she was commissioned by the UI Cinematic...

Photo of dancers Allie Recht and Mackenzee Albert. Contributed.

UI students to present dances of multiple styles at Dance End of Semester Event

Abby McCusker, Arts Reporter May 6, 2021

Undergraduate student Allie Recht’s said her piece, “That’s a Lesbian Thing?” made her feel more comfortable being gay in the University of Iowa Dance Department. She said her performance at...

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