New Series Stretches Ballet Statewide

The “Dance into Spring” series kicks off on April 30 at Water Works Park in Des Moines. Photo: Ballet Des Moines

To celebrate spring, Ballet Des Moines has partnered with the University of Iowa’s Hancher Auditorium to host “Dance into Spring,” a tour featuring three performances across Iowa on April 30, May 1 and May 2.

Each evening will include five ballets with a range of performers, including the University of Iowa’s Dance Company and the Roseman String Quartet (with members of the Des Moines Symphony). Guests from the Miami City Ballet will make an appearance as well, including Carlos Quenedit, a former Ballet Des Moines dancer, and Katia Carranza.

Here’s the schedule:

Friday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m.: Lauridsen Amphitheater at Water Works Park in Des Moines.

Saturday, May 1, at 7:30 p.m.: Hancher Green outside Hancher Auditorium in Iowa City.

Sunday, May 2, at 5:30 p.m.: Riverside Park in Muscatine.

Masks and social distancing are required. Audience members should also bring their own chairs or blankets. Admission is free.

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