At the University of Iowa, we collaborate across campus and community to offer a variety of ways to enjoy the performing arts A spirit of creativity, collaboration, and exploration lives at the heart of our performing arts activities at the University of Iowa. The School of Music, Department of Theatre Arts, and Department of Dance have drawn talented students and exceptional faculty to Iowa City for decades. The dedicated, experienced professionals in our Performing Arts Production Unit not only make campus performances possible (and spectacular) but also provide deep learning experiences for university students who gain the skills necessary to succeed in their chosen field—even if that field is not in the arts. Hancher Auditorium contributes to the university’s robust performing arts culture by welcoming artists from around the country and the world to perform for and create with those on campus—as well as K-12 students and people of all ages in the wider community. Together, these five units make up Performing Arts at Iowa—a collaborative endeavor dedicated to student success and innovation in the arts. Performing Arts at Iowa builds on the work of the former Division of Performing Arts, strengthening connections and partnerships among Music, Theatre Arts, Dance, Hancher, and Production. A commitment to the creation of new works of art permeates Performing Arts at Iowa. The academic units encourage students and collaborators to push artistic ideas forward onto the stage; the Performing Arts Production Unit regularly takes nascent ideas and translates them into the physical or digital world; and Hancher Auditorium is one of the foremost commissioners of new work in the country.

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