Hancher launches Infinite Dream festival in Iowa City venues

IOWA CITY — Hancher is introducing a brand new multidisciplinary competition — Infinite Dream — from Oct. 11 to 21, at varied venues round Iowa Metropolis.

Via the lens of the humanities, the competition explores the advanced cloth of the American Story: grand accomplishments, disruptive failures and potential for excellence.

Occasions will function performances, shows, and discussions from artists and thinkers from around the globe in addition to College of Iowa college students, college and employees. The competition’s theme serves as a reference level for the performances and conversations — a free body for artists and patrons to think about as they share and expertise transformative work.

Pageant passes are $94.76 for adults and $40.17 for college kids and youths, out there at hancher.uiowa.edu/infinitedream

Among the many shows are:

Reconstructing: Who & How Are We Collectively? A Dialog on Course of with Jillian Walker and Emma Orme of The TEAM, that includes moderator Johanna Kasimow, 5 p.m. Oct. 11 at Riverside Theatre, 119 E. School St., Iowa Metropolis.

The Sphinx Virtuosi, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11, Englert Theatre, 221 E. Washington St., Iowa Metropolis. This self-conducted chamber orchestra is the flagship performing entity of the Sphinx Group, the main social justice nonprofit devoted to remodeling lives by means of the ability of variety within the arts.

Herein Lies the Reality: A Work-In-Progress Dialog, 5 p.m. Oct. 12, UI Stanley Museum of Artwork foyer, 160 W. Burlington St., Iowa Metropolis. That includes Aaron Pang, Christopher-Rasheem McMillan, Tisa Bryant and Adam Knight.

John Irving, best-selling author and Iowa Writers' Workshop graduate, is returning to Iowa City for a sold-out with Lan Samantha Chang on Oct. 13 at Hancher Auditorium. His appearance is part of Hancher's new "Infinite Dream" multidisciplinary festival Oct. 11 to 21, 2023, bringing concerts and conversations to various Iowa City venues. (Nina Cochran)

John Irving in dialog with Lan Samantha Chang: SOLD OUT: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13, Hancher Auditorium, 141 E. Park Rd., Iowa Metropolis. John Irving, a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, is among the foremost writers of the twentieth and twenty first centuries. His novels embody “The Cider Home Guidelines,” “The World In accordance with Garp” and most just lately, “The Final Chairlift.” He was additionally inducted into the Nationwide Wrestling Corridor of Fame in 1992. Irving returns to Iowa Metropolis to debate his life and inventive course of, alongside Iowa Writers’ Workshop director Lan Samantha Chang.

Werner Herzog: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15, Englert Theatre. Legendary movie director Werner Herzog will obtain FilmScene’s Cinema Savant award and seem in dialog to debate his life in movie. Herzog will go to as a part of a five-city U.S. e-book tour (New York, Boston, Iowa Metropolis, Los Angeles, San Francisco), and can learn from his soon-to-be-released autobiography, “Each Man for Himself and God Towards All: A Memoir.” His look is also a part of FilmScene’s Refocus Movie Pageant and the Iowa Metropolis Guide Pageant.

N O W I S W H E N W E A R E (the celebs) by Andrew Schneider: Oct. 18 to 21, Hancher Auditorium. Iowa premiere of as immersive efficiency set up by theater, video, and humanities technologist Andrew Schneider. Drawing inspiration from visions of the Milky Means and Yayoi Kusama’s “Infinity Mirror Rooms,” viewers will stroll by means of a room, secluded in darkness punctuated by 4,000 reactive factors of sunshine and 496-channel sound design. Schneider and Jecca Barry might be in dialog at 6 p.m. Oct. 17 in Hancher’s Stanley Cafe.

For the total lineup: go to hancher.uiowa.edu/infinitedream

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