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Out of the Dust

  • First Presbyterian Theater 300 W Wayne St Fort Wayne, IN, 46802 United States (map)

The Program

Ballet 5:8's spring program Out of the Dust is a compilation of Ballet 5:8's contemporary works. Preston Miller's And Mercy explores concepts of judgment, grace and mercy in an athletic, contemporary style that engages the eye in continuous, connected movement emerging seamlessly from the music. Artistic Director Julianna Slager's Interplay is a noisy, chaotic, passionate, and even at times peaceful imagining of the animated dialog within the human mind, as seen from the perspective of the characters within it. Finally, Eden invites audiences to experience a visualization of the first six days of the world - as the Creator formed each element of the solar system, nature, and finally, shaped humankind out of the dust, breathed life into the first man and the first woman, and said that it was good. 

Performance Information


This performance will be held at the First Presbyterian Theater in Fort Wayne, IN. Parking is available in two lots, one at the west end of the building with one entrance off Wayne Street.  The second lot is on the north side of the building.  There are three entrances to this lot off Berry Street.  Street parking is also available.  There is no charge for metered spaces after 5pm weekdays and all day on Saturday and Sunday. 


  • Seating for this performance is general admission. 
  • Tickets are $22 for adults, $18 for students/seniors, or $12 for children 12 and under.
  • Adult tickets are 15% for groups of 10 or more. 
  • Click below for tickets or call 312-725-4752.

Make It a Weekend

See both Ballet 5:8 performances at the First Presbyterian Theater in Fort Wayne and save! Weekend tickets allow you to see both Out of the Dust (Saturday, 7:00pm) and Belteshazzar: A Perilous Tale (Sunday, 3:00pm).

  • Weekend tickets are $30 for adults, $24 for students/seniors and $18 for children 12 and under. 
  • Click below for tickets or call 312-725-4752.

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. 

Made Possible By:

This performance is made possible in part by Media Sponsors Associated Churches of Fort Wayne and Allan County and Bott Radio Network. 

Contributing Sponsors
Standing Ovation Performance Apparel

Featured Repertoire

Earlier Event: April 29
Audience Architects Event
Later Event: May 15
Belteshazzar: A Perilous Tale