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University of Iowa News Release

Jan. 23, 2004

IPTV Broadcast Previews Paul Taylor Performance In Hancher

An Iowa Public Television "Great Performances" broadcast at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28 and 2 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 29 will preview the April 16-17 performances of the Paul Taylor Dance Company in the University of Iowa Hancher Auditorium.

The broadcast of the Paul Taylor Dance Company includes a performance of "Promethean Fire," Taylor's choreographic response to 9/11, which will be included in the Hancher programs along with a new work co-commissioned by Hancher to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Paul Taylor Dance Company.

To make the April performances a true community event, Hancher has sold "shares" in this commission, so that many dance lovers in Iowa will bring the curtain down on the Hancher season by witnessing their "own" piece of the growing legend of the artist that a Time magazine article described as "the world's greatest choreographer."

Tickets to a April performances of the Paul Taylor Dance Company -- supported by Peggy Scholz, the National Endowment for the Arts and Hancher's commissioning shareholders -- are on sale now at the Hancher box office.

Hancher Auditorium box office business hours are 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. From the local calling area, dial 319-335-1160. Long distance is toll-free, 1-800-HANCHER. Fax to 319-353-2284. People with special needs for access, seating and auxiliary services should dial 319-335-1158, which is equipped with TDD for people with hearing impairment who use that technology.

Tickets may be ordered on-line 24 hours a day, seven days a week through Hancher's website: http://www.uiowa.edu/hancher .

Orders may be charged to VISA, MasterCard or American Express. UI students may charge their purchases to their university bills, and UI faculty and staff may select the option of payroll deduction. Information and brochures may be requested by e-mail: hancher-box-office@uiowa.edu.

For UI arts information and calendar updates, visit http://www.uiowa.edu/artsiowa. To receive UI arts news by e-mail, ur-acr@uiowa.edu.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Arts Center Relations, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 351, Iowa City, IA 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Winston Barclay, 319-384-0073, winston-barclay@uiowa.edu