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    Dance Into Spring brings together Ballet Des Moines, Hancher for outdoor dance tour

    Muscatine Art Centerhttps://www.muscatineartcenter.org/
    The Muscatine Art Center is a permanent, municipal, non-profit institution. The Muscatine Art Center collects, preserves, interprets and exhibits objects of historical and aesthetic importance for the benefit of present and future generations. In addition, through the use of the permanent collection and special exhibitions, educational programs are provided for all ages that encourage and promote the advancement, understanding, enjoyment and diffusion of knowledge of the visual arts.

    Muscatine Living

    Date of Release: 2021-03-31 at :

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

    And so, 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.

    Friday, April 30, 7:30 pm: Lauridsen Amphitheater, Water Works Park, Des Moines

    Saturday, May 1, 7:30 pm: Hancher Green outside Hancher Auditorium, UI Campus, Iowa City

    Sunday, May 2, 5:30 pm: Riverside Park, Muscatine

    Each performance 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.


    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

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