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‘Midsummer’ on ‘Morning Blend’

‘Midsummer’ on ‘Morning Blend’

Ballet Nebraska artistic director Erika Overturff was a guest on KMTV’s ‘Morning Blend’ program on Tuesday, May 18, talking about the company’s upcoming production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream,’ which runs this Saturday and Sunday at the Rose Theater in Omaha. Erika talked about why she had chosen ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ as the final work in the company’s debut season, gave a short outline of the story, and gave some insights into its timeless appeal from the era of Shakespeare to the present. Viewers […]



2011-12 season auditions open

2011-12 season auditions open

Attention professional dancers: If you’re interested in auditioning for Ballet Nebraska’s 2011-12 season, now is the time to submit your info! Audition candidates should submit a resumé with references, photos, and a video, either by physical mail or by email with links. Complete information and submission addresses are on the auditions page. We look forward to hearing from you!



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 […]