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Mirrors of the Mind

  • Mary Fluhrer-Nighswander Theatre 2822 Eastern Ave Davenport, IA 52803 (map)

The Program

Ballet 5:8's contemporary program Mirrors of the Mind highlights three works that bring the mysterious inner workings of the mind to life. The world premiere of Ballet 5:8 Artistic Director Julianna Slager's Interplay imagines the characters Wisdom and Folly as they embody in the inner dialogue of the heart in a personified duel of reason and emotion. In Preston Miller's And Mercy, the thoughts and intentions of the heart are communicated through intense emotion and continuous, connected movement emerging seamlessly from the music. In Sigao Ekklesia, Slager uses a captivating juxtaposition of raw, relatable movement,  majestic, magnificent sounds, and exquisite lines to wrestle with a topic that is dear to the hearts and minds of many: church. 

Performance Information


Friday, March 11 - 7:00pm


The performance will be held at the Mary Fluhrer-Nighswander Theatre (Junior Theater) at the Annie Wittenmeyer Complex in Davenport. Parking is available at several locations near the theater. Please see this map for details. 


  • Seating for this performance is general admission. 
  • Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for students/seniors, or $10 for children 12 and under.
  • Adult tickets are 15% for groups of 10 or more. 

Talk Back

Directly after the performance, Ballet 5:8 warmly invites you to take part in a special Ballet 5:8 tradition: the Talk Back. During this informal event, you'll have the opportunity to talk with Ballet 5:8 Artistic Director Julianna Slager and Ballet 5:8 Company Artists about your experience during the performance. What did you see? What did the performance make you feel or think? What questions do you have? All comments and questions are welcome. 

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