CONTACT: WINSTON BARCLAY
300 Plaza Centre One
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0073; fax (319) 384-0024
Release:Oct. 25, 2002
(NOTE TO EDITORS: We are sending this release ahead of our normal schedule
because the performance is approaching a sell-out, and we wanted to give you
the opportunity to alert your readers, viewers and listeners who would be
disappointed to miss the event that they cannot wait to purchase their tickets.)
(NOTE TO PRINT AND WEB EDITORS: Images are available for download at http://www.uiowa.edu/hancher/media.html
MICHAEL MOSCHEN, NOV. 23 IN HANCHER, IS THE MICHAEL JORDAN OF JUGGLING
Michael Moschen, who transforms juggling into magical theater, will perform
at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, in Hancher Auditorium on the University of Iowa
campus. A limited number of upper balcony tickets remain for this performance.
During his visit to the UI, Moschen will also extend his magic into classrooms
throughout the state on the Iowa Communications Network.
Michael Moschen is a juggler in the sense that Michael Jordan is a basketball
player or Jimi Hendrix was a guitarist. His skills of movement and manipulation
-- and his use of theatrics -- are so refined that the New York Times has
sent a ballet critic to review his performances. The musical score by David
van Tieghem (who performed in Hancher in the early 80s with the Kitchen
Tour) add to the ethereal, mesmerizing qualities of his performance.
In addition to his solo performances, Moschen has collaborated with artists
as diverse as David Bowie (those are Moschens hands manipulating glass
balls in the Bowie/Muppet film Labyrinth) and the Cirque du Soleil,
and he has explored the technical/mechanical aspects of his work through an
affiliation with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
A critic of the Denver Post concluded that Moschen performance is one
of the most magical things to be seen on stage."
The remaining tickets for Moschens performance are $22 ($10 for UI
students, $17.60 for senior citizens and $11 for audience members 17 and younger).
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
Hanchers 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: <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Everybodys Whole Foods in Fairfield is the sponsor of the Moschen performance,
through the University of Iowa Foundation.
For UI arts information, visit www.uiowa.edu/artsiowa
on the World Wide Web. To receive UI arts news by e-mail, contact <email@example.com>.