Ballet Nebraska performs Momentum
February 10th, 2011
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.
Ericka Overturff, the artistic director for the dance company, said â€œWe were really lucky to have so many choreographers that … came from around the country here to work with our dancers.”
“So itâ€™s a great chance for people from Omaha to … go and see a lot of creative minds at work.â€
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 museumâ€™s permanent collection.
â€œThey selected the painting Connemara by May Stevens, and I choreographed this new work … so itâ€™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.â€
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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