American Midwest Ballet Opens Season with ‘Momentum’

October 7th, 2019

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—American Midwest Ballet returns this season next Friday, beginning with the fan favorite show, Momentum. Performed every year, Momentum is not a single ballet, but a mixed repertory production and an opportunity for audiences to experience various types of music and styles. This year’s performance is especially festive, marking the company’s 10th year. Momentum will feature Artistic Director Erika Overturff’s original choreography, “Party Animals”, some music from Cuba, and a company favorite, “In the Style of Bob Fosse”, which is being performed for the second time.

Featuring AM Ballet Artistic Director and CEO Erika Overturff

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Movement Series’ ‘mode of being’

March 29th, 2019

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—This weekend, Tbd. Dance Collective returns to Kaneko for the next installment of the Movement Series, “mode of being.” Now officially a non-profit, the modern dance troupe’s productions have expanded along with their role in the community.

Featuring Co-Directors of Tbd. Kat Fackler and Stephanie Hittner

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‘The Nutcracker’ Returns

November 16th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

American Midwest Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker returns for the season, beginning with a performance this Sunday at the Iowa Western Arts Center. It’s a traditional retelling of a holiday favorite through music and dance, set to Tchaikovsky’s iconic score.

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‘African Body, Soul and MVMNT,’ Part 1

March 16th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE-African Body, Soul and MVMNT. It’s the music and narrative project by Edem Soul Music, fronted by Edem K. Garro, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. But maybe that’s not a fair description. For Garro, inspiration comes from many places, and there’s more to her creative identity than just performing music.

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‘Disappearance of the Word, Appearance’ of the World at the Union

January 11th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—This Friday, The Union for Contemporary Art will open their next exhibition, Disappearance of the word, Appearance of the world, a collection of paintings by Chicago based artist Caroline Kent. Inspired by language and translation, Kent sets abstract figures in darkness on the canvas.

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Ballet Nebraska Returns with “The Nutcracker”

November 30th, 2017

By Corbin Hirschhorn

For the last two months, dancers with Ballet Nebraska have been rehearsing their annual production of a holiday favorite—The Nutcracker. The Nutcracker is synonymous with the season, moved each year by Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable melodies, and Alexandre Dumas’ wondrous story based on the original by German writer, E.T.A. Hoffman.

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