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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 — Nov. 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 […]



Enchanting Nutcracker Tea Party returns Nov. 26 for seventh year at Joslyn Castle

Enchanting Nutcracker Tea Party returns Nov. 26 for seventh year at Joslyn Castle

OMAHA — November 8, 2017 — Mark your calendars! Sunday, Nov. 26 is the date for the seventh annual Nutcracker Tea Party hosted by the ballet guild from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. A highlight of the holiday season, the tea party returns to the magical Joslyn Castle. Guests are invited to enjoy 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 and her friends from Ballet Nebraska’s The Nutcracker, will […]



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 […]



Momentum features a mix of new, vintage and modern works Oct. 20 and 22

Momentum features a mix of new, vintage and modern works Oct. 20 and 22

OMAHA — October 12, 2017 —  The dance styles of 19th century master Marius Petipa and Broadway icon Bob Fosse seldom appear on the same stage, let alone the same program. But that kind of combination is the whole point of Momentum, Ballet Nebraska’s annual mixed-repertory production, artistic director Erika Overturff said. With performances Friday, October 20, at 7:30 pm at Joslyn Art Museum, and Sunday, October 22, at 2 pm at the Iowa Western Arts Center, Momentum “is a wonderful way to open our eighth season of […]



Broadway’s Ann Reinking visits Ballet Nebraska to set Fosse medley

Broadway’s Ann Reinking visits Ballet Nebraska to set Fosse medley

OMAHA — September 5, 2017  —  Broadway superstar Ann Reinking makes Ballet Nebraska’s rehearsal studios her home away from home this week. Ms. Reinking — along with friend, collaborator and American Ballet Theater/Broadway dancer and choreographer Gary Chryst —  will rehearse the company for a Bob Fosse medley being staged especially for Ballet Nebraska’s season opener, Momentum: Fosse Style. Join us on Friday, October 20 at Joslyn Art Museum’s Witherspoon Hall in Omaha, and again on Sunday, October 22 at Arts Center at Iowa Western in […]