Ballet 5:8 In Des Moines With A Story Of Defiant Hope In The Holocaust

Ballet 5:8 In Des Moines With A Story Of Defiant Hope In The Holocaust

Ballet 5:8 returns to the Hoyt Sherman in Des Moines with a program of one-act works featuring Butterfly. Artistic Director Julianna Rubio Slager’s newest work recreates the gripping scenes of the WWII Terezin ghetto, where residents created masterful works of art in defiance of their oppressors. The performance will also feature work inspired by C.S. Lewis, and the world premiere of a work choreographed by Kevin Jenkins, winner of Editors Choice awards from Pointe Magazine and Dance Magazine.

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Chicago's Ballet 5:8 Brings Re-Imagined C.S. Lewis to Des Moines

Chicago's Ballet 5:8 Brings Re-Imagined C.S. Lewis to Des Moines

Ballet 5:8 is set to debut in Des Moines this April with The Space in Between. Known in part for its innovative adaptations of classic literature in the form of classical and contemporary ballet, Ballet 5:8 has been recently called “spectacular and mature” by Jeffrey Pierce of the Elgin Review, and “these are serious, talented dancers” by Lauren Warneke of See Chicago Dance. Artistic Director Julianna Rubio Slager’s newest work to go on tour draws inspiration from The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis, exploring the nature of eternity and the joy found on its shores. Also featured in the program is Ballet 5:8 audience favorite Four Seasons of the Soul, set to a re-orchestration of Vivaldi’s timeless The Four Seasons.

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