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Erika talks ‘Momentum’ on KIOS

Erika talks ‘Momentum’ on KIOS

Ballet Nebraska artistic director Erika Overturff discussed the company’s upcoming Momentum production in an interview Wednesday (February 2) on Omaha public-radio station KIOS-FM. You can listen to the interview in a link at the bottom of this post. Erika and KIOS anchor Cheril Lee talked about the works on the program, including Erika’s new ballet Connemara. To hear the interview, click to play the MP3 file. For more Momentum info, read this post about the guest choreographers and their inspirations.



Photo gallery: ‘Momentum’ rehearsals

Photo gallery: ‘Momentum’ rehearsals

What goes into the rehearsal process for a diverse program of varied choreography such as Ballet Nebraska’s upcoming ‘Momentum’? A lot of hard work, attention to detail, careful coaching, demonstrations, a few laughs, and a lot of creative satisfaction, as you can see in this slide show of photos from a recent studio rehearsal. The finished product will be on view February 11 at the IWCC Arts Center and February 12 at Joslyn Art Museum’s Witherspoon Concert Hall. [portfolio_slideshow]



Meet the 2010-11 Ballet Nebraska company

Meet the 2010-11 Ballet Nebraska company

Ballet Nebraska’s 2010-11 professional company, includes past members of Ballet Nebraska’s predecessor company, the Omaha Theater Ballet, as well as new recruits originating from throughout the dance world. “They’ve come by many routes to be here, but we’re thrilled they’re here,” she said. “As an artistic director and choreographer, the thing that excites me the most is the chance to work with a wide range of talents. Each one brings something special to the company.” The dancers are: Matthew Carter, Claire Goodwillie, Natasha Grimm, Alberto […]



Joslyn performances introduce Omahans to Ballet Nebraska

Joslyn performances introduce Omahans to Ballet Nebraska

Ballet Nebraska’s official season doesn’t open until October 2 — but Omahans have been getting a sneak preview of their new professional dance company at Joslyn Art Museum. Ballet Nebraska company members Natasha Grimm and Matthew Carter performed an excerpt from Carter’s 2007 ballet French Songs as part of the museum’s program BONSOIR: AN EVENING OF FRENCH WINE, DANCE, & DESIGN on July 8. The program, part of Joslyn’s “Late ‘Til 8” series, also included music, activities, and a lecture on French landscape design by […]



Announcing Ballet Nebraska II

Ballet Nebraska II serves as a training ground for those highly motivated ballet dancers interested in pursuing a professional career in dance.  These advanced dancers will be exposed to life in a professional ballet company, including audition, rehearsal, and performance opportunities.  BN II members are selected by audition. Auditions will be held on Tuesday, June 15th at 7:30 pm and on Thursday, September 2nd at 8:00 pm at the Motion41 studios.  Be prepared to demonstrate pointe work and performance quality.  Good luck! Register by emailing erika.overturff@balletnebraska.org.