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Dance into Spring: Iowa City

Presented by
Hancher
and
Ballet Des Moines
Tickets
Free
Saturday, May 1, 2021, 7:30 pm
Free

Part of the Dance into Spring tour

In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, Ballet Des Moines and Hancher Auditorium at the University of Iowa have come together to create Dance Into Spring, a state-crossing collaboration featuring outdoor performances in Des Moines, Iowa City, and Muscatine. These free performances offer the opportunity for attendees to gather together for beautiful performances celebrating the spirit of renewal.

Each evening will include five works highlighting a diverse range of performers, all with ties to Iowa: the professional company dancers of Ballet Des Moines, performers from the University of Iowa’s Dance Company, and special guests from the acclaimed Miami City Ballet, Carlos Quenedit, a former Ballet Des Moines dancer, and Katia Carranza. Musicians from the Roseman String Quartet, featuring members of the Des Moines Symphony, will join Ballet Des Moines to provide live music for one ballet.

While Hancher and Ballet Des Moines are excited to welcome in-person audiences for these performances, both organizations are committed to supporting public health. Masks and social distancing are required at all three performances for the health and safety of audiences, staff, and performers. Audience members should also bring their own chairs or blankets.


Also, help us support our local restaurants by participating in the “Pick a Picnic” program for the Iowa City performance—a collaboration between Hancher and the Iowa City Downtown District.

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PROGRAM

In Formation - Ballet Des Moines
Choreography - Ma Cong
Music - Philip Glass

Sliding Figures (Andante con moto) - Ballet Des Moines
Choreography  - Serkan Usta
Music - Roseman Quartet (live)

Pas de deux from Don Quixote - Carlos Quenedit and Katia Carranza of Miami City Ballet

And Let's Go - UI Dance Company
Choreography - Alex Bush, UI Department of Dance
Music - Hawkeye Marching Band

De Antônio, de Brincante e Vira Mundo – UI Dance Company
Choreography - Armando Duarte, UI Department of Dance
Music - Antônio Nóbrega

THANK YOU

Anonymous Family Foundation

Bravo Greater Des Moines
Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine in memory of Mary  Jo and Dick Stanley
Kum & Go

News

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Broadway World - Thursday, April 29, 2021

In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, Ballet Des Moines and Hancher Auditorium at the University of Iowa have come together to create Dance Into Spring, a state-crossing collaboration featuring outdoor performances in Des Moines, Iowa City, and Muscatine.

Ballet Des Moines and Hancher Auditorium have come together to bring a live dance performance for audiences to enjoy safely outdoors.

Gazette - Monday, April 26, 2021

Hancher is pirouetting back into live performances — outdoors, masked and socially distanced — in its first collaboration with Ballet Des Moines.

Discover Muscatine photo
Discover Muscatine - Wednesday, March 31, 2021

If there is one thing everyone has missed over the last year, it is coming together with friends and family.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Hancher in advance at (319) 335-1158.