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Lively new ‘Russian’ dance debuts in this season’s ‘The Nutcracker’

Lively new ‘Russian’ dance debuts in this season’s ‘The Nutcracker’

OMAHA — November 14, 2017 — Ballet Nebraska’s The Nutcracker premieres this weekend as the classic ballet officially ushers in the holidays with a lively new Russian dance. A special pre-Thanksgiving performance at IWCC Arts Center (Sunday, Nov. 19 at 2:00 pm), is followed by a three-show run at Omaha’s Orpheum Theater on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 2:00 and 7:30 pm, and Sunday, Dec. 3 at 2:00 pm. The Russian dance is an audience favorite, said Erika Overturff, Ballet Nebraska’s founder and artistic director. “The […]



Momentum: Fosse Style deemed “sensual, stylish and smashing”

Momentum: Fosse Style deemed “sensual, stylish and smashing”

OMAHA — October 23, 2017 — Ballet Nebraska opened its eighth season Friday evening with Momentum: Fosse Style! to thunderous applause and a standing ovation at Witherspoon Hall at Joslyn Art Museum, with a second performance Sunday at Arts Center at  Iowa Western. . Momentum is Ballet Nebraska’s annual mixed-repertory production showcasing the variety and versatility of its resident and guest choreographers. Highlights included In the Style of Bob Fosse — staged personally on Ballet Nebraska by Fosse’s friend, protégée and off-stage paramour, Broadway superstar […]



Capping off Season 4 with ‘Momentum’

Capping off Season 4 with ‘Momentum’

Ballet Nebraska caps off Season 4 with the award-winning show ‘Momentum,’ our annual mixed-repertory program including several short ballets and original contemporary works on May 2 (8pm at Joslyn) and May 4 (2pm at Arts Center). Momentum’s diverse and exciting mix of dance will have you on the edge of your seat! This year’s show features the premiere of Erika Overturff’s ‘Party Animals,” as well as ‘Poseidon,’ inspired by Joslyn Art Museum’s current exhibition on Greek mythology. Tickets on sale now.  



Encore Series ‘Duets’ brings ballet fans closer to dance

Encore Series ‘Duets’ brings ballet fans closer to dance

A new way to experience professional dance debuted at 7:30 pm Saturday, February 8, when Ballet Nebraska premiered the first of two shows in the new Encore Series. “Dance is an emotional relationship between the performer and the viewer,” says artistic director, Erika Overturff. “The goal of the Encore Series is to bring that relationship even closer.” Facilitating this closer relationship with dance is the charming intimacy of the new Encore performance space at 2819 S. 125th Avenue Suite 268 in Westwood Plaza. “The Encore […]



Nutcracker holiday tea party a fun-filled success!

Ballet Nebraska Guild held its third annual holiday Nutcracker Tea Party on Sunday afternoon, December 1 at the festive Joslyn Castle. Nearly 200 guests — including Santa —  enjoyed an enchanted afternoon filled with holiday treats and  beautiful ballet dancers in a real castle right in the middle of Omaha. The Sugar Plum Fairy, the Arabian Queen and other characters from Ballet Nebraska’s exquisite holiday classic, The Nutcracker shared stories and posed for impromptu photos with guests during the gathering. The company performed excerpts from […]