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Release: Oct. 6, 1999
Magazine lists Hancher among top 10 university arts
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- International Arts Manager magazine,
a globally-distributed periodical published in England, has listed the University
of Iowa Hancher Auditorium in its list of "Top 10 U.S. University Presenters."
The September 1999 feature headlined "Crucial Campuses"
identified "a handful of university presenters with enormous cultural and
The article quotes Susan Farr, executive director
of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters, who explains that this tight-knit
community of American university presenters "has accepted a high level of
responsibility" for the arts in America: "It sees itself as having a role
in the preservation of culture and promotion of new work -- that is why it
has been so important."
The article notes that Hancher has particularly developed
a "strong reputation for contemporary dance" during more than a quarter-century
Big 10 university presenters account for four of the
International Arts Manager s top 10, with the University of Illinois,
the University of Michigan and Ohio State University joining the UI on the
Other university presenters in the top 10 are Arizona
State, the University of Arizona, the University of California at Berkeley,
UCLA, the University of Kansas and the University of Texas at Austin.
For more information about Hancher's current Millennium
Festival, the nation's most ambitious and extensive performing-arts millennium
celebration, visit the Hancher site on the World Wide Web: <http://www.uiowa.edu/~hancher>.