Ballet Nebraska performs Momentum

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February 10th, 2011

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Omaha, NE – Local, national and even international dancers will dance the night away in Momentum, a show presented by Ballet Nebraska, this weekend.

The show features several short ballet stories, and offers a variety of dance styles, including contemporary dance, point, and even a jazzy duet.

Ballet Nebraska dancers will Perform "Momentum" at the Iowa Westurn Community College and at the Joslyn Art Museum (Photo courtesy Ballet Nebraska)

Ericka Overturff, the artistic director for the dance company, said “We were really lucky to have so many choreographers that … came from around the country here to work with our dancers.”

“So it’s a great chance for people from Omaha to … go and see a lot of creative minds at work.”

Overturff said one of the short ballets was created in partnership with the Joslyn Art Museum. It was based on a community vote on three paintings from the museum’s permanent collection.

“They selected the painting Connemara by May Stevens, and I choreographed this new work … so it’s really neat,” she said. “During intermission, people will get to go look at the painting, and then get to see the ballet that was inspired by that painting.”

The show will be performed Friday at 8 pm at the Iowa Western Community College Arts Center and Saturday at 8 pm at the Joslyn Art Museum.

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