LiveArts@Hancher continued in its third year in 2019, making a live event at Hancher Auditorium possible for all 8th grade students in the District. On March 11, students visited Univerisity of Iowa’s Hancher Auditorium, attending They Called Her Vivaldi. The play, performed by the Irish theater company Theatre Lovett, follows the the playful adventure of a quiet musical prodigy who loses her magical, mystical hat.
The LiveArts program is coordinated by Any Given Child Iowa City, a program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., designed to assist a community in planning strategically to provide an equitable arts education for all students in grades K-8.
In prior years, eighth graders have attended Step Afrika! and Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic as part of the LiveArts program.