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The Space in Between | Des Moines

  • Hoyt Sherman Place 1501 Woodland Avenue Des Moines, IA, 50309 United States (map)

Ballet 5:8 invites you to experience a riveting evening of dance featuring two one-act ballets. Julianna Rubio Slager’s world premiere The Space in Between is set on a bus ride between heaven and hell, a story inspired by C. S. Lewis’ novel The Great Divorce. Slager’s Four Seasons of the Soul, a Ballet 5:8 audience favorite, explores how the turning seasons in nature parallel the recurring themes of human life.

Ballet 5:8 has been called “spectacular and mature” by the Elgin Review’s Jeffrey Pierce, and Slager’s choreography “consistently imaginative” by Ken Norris of WKTV Journal in Grand Rapids. In Chicago, Kristi Licera of called Ballet 5:8’s Compass “an evening of inspired choreography and thought-provoking performance,” and Kristian Jamie of March Magazine, San Antonio, called Ballet 5:8’s Scarlet an “effortless” adaptation of classic literature.

Performance Information


Saturday, April 13, 2019 | 7:00pm
Hoyt Sherman Place
1501 Woodland Ave. Des Moines, IA 50309


  • Tickets to this production are handled by Ticketmaster.

  • Seating is reserved.

  • Group rates are available for 10+.

  • To purchase tickets, click the link above or call (800) 745-3000.


Earlier Event: April 6
The Space in Between | Anderson
Later Event: April 27
Compass Project | Madison