Aspiring dancers get paid to grow in Metro Arts program

7/11/2015
July 11, 2015 5:50 pm  •  Jonathan Turner

Fiona McGrath Nagle and Teleah Thomas love to express themselves through the hypnotic, graceful power of dance.
 
Miss Nagle, 17, a recent Rock Island High School graduate, and Miss Thomas, a 16-year-old Pleasant Valley High student, are two of the eight female dancers who are paid apprentices in this year's Quad City Arts Metro Arts summer employment program. The public is invited to see them perform in the Metro Arts Showcase scheduled for 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Boys and Girls Club, 1122 5th Ave., Moline.

River Cities' Reader: Star-crossed Lovin'

3/2/2015
March 2, 2015 6:00 am  •  Thom White

Choreographer Courtney Lyon outdid herself for Ballet Quad Cities’ Love Stories featuring Romeo & Juliet. This piece, presented in two acts, enraptured me during Friday performance, and it was beautifully bizarre – and I mean “bizarre” as a positive, as the moves, lines, and compositions Lyon created for each scene were often stunning and always interesting, eliciting from me multiple gasps of appreciation.

Ballet Dancers find their passion in Romeo

2/25/2015
Posted: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 10:23 am | Updated: 10:23 am, Wed Feb 25, 2015.

By Jonathan Turner, jturner@qconline.com

Ballet Quad Cities puts a different spin on the classic Shakespeare tragedy, "Romeo and Juliet," in its new "Love Stories" this weekend at Moline's Scottish Rite Cathedral.

Ballet QC gives Romeo a Reboot

2/25/2015
February 25, 2015 11:52 am  •  David Burke dburke@qctimes.com

Courtney Lyon wants to make sure this isn't your father's "Romeo and Juliet."   Or even your great-great-great grandfather's version.

Love Stories featuring Romeo & Juliet

2/17/2015
Lifestyle - Noteworthy Events
Written by Mike Schulz  
Tuesday, 17 February 2015 06:00

Ballet Quad Cities’ latest presentation in the company’s annual Love Stories series – being staged February 27 and 28 at Moline’s Scottish Rite Cathedral – is officially titled Love Stories featuring Romeo & Juliet. As love stories go, that’s an awfully powerful one...

Romeo & Juliet' ballet aswirl in romance and elegance

2/15/2015
Orchestra Iowa, Ballet Quad Cities create pas de deux for the ages
By Diana Nollen  ::   UPDATED: 15 February 2015 | 1:17 pm   :: 

CEDAR RAPIDS - Cupid made a perfect match in pairing Orchestra Iowa with Ballet Quad Cities, and together, they created a most exquisite Valentine for Eastern Iowa.

Ballet Q-C's 'Nutcracker' more lively, animated than ever

12/12/2014
December 12, 2014 1:29 pm  • 

2014 Award Winners Announced at Celebration of the Arts

11/21/2014
The Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance (ICCA) announced the winners of the 2014 Collaboration and Reaching Out Awards at Celebration of the Arts on November 18.  

Arts inspire Q-C economy

11/10/2014
November 10, 2014 12:15 am  • 

Attend the Quad-Cities Symphony, ballet, Figge Art Museum or any of our community’s rich cultural experiences.

Nobody’s talking economic impact.

Two 21-year-olds love wordless expression of ballet

10/16/2014
By Jonathan Turner, jturner@qconline.com

Two of Ballet Quad Cities' newest dancers are both 21 years old and love bringing the old Gothic story of "Dracula" to refreshing new life.

'Dracula' dances from stage into the community

10/16/2014
By Jonathan Turner, jturner@qconline.com

While veteran ballet dancer Domingo Rubio has embodied the dark, sexy Count Dracula in Ballet Quad Cities' fall classic since 2007, he feels each year is a new, exhilarating experience.

Beauty and the Brush

10/7/2014
Posted: Oct 08, 2014 6:30 AM CST  By Fran Riley

Dave Anderson faces a new challenge.  He is attempting to capture the motion, movement, and muscle associated with ballet.

From battlefields to golf courses, artist finds himself a home

9/28/2014
September 26, 2014 7:00 pm  • 

Through 60 years of painting, David Anderson has set down his easel in an array of locations.

QC Stars Identified

4/22/2014
Roll out the red carpet! It's time to honor some of the stars of the Quad-Cities, the winners of the 2014 Argpatch Awards. 
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Loosely based on the Academy Awards...the Argpatches honor the people and things we love in the Quad-Cities.
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Footnotes

"I have always wanted to see The Nutcracker but have always missed it. This year I attended with my 13 year old granddaughter who loves ballet. I kick myself for all the years I have not tried to see this. The talent, costumes and the excellent orchestra were every bit as good as a New York Broadway show. What an honor for the Quad Cities to have such a talented group of people perform here. We will attend this every year."  posted by Katesgma 12/17/2014
 

"A very nice production with talented dancers. Thoroughly enjoyed the orchestra. A smaller production but still of very good quality. Would highly recommend it. A great way to introduce young children to the arts without breaking the bank.  My two boys loved it!"  Posted 12/17/2014  by Anonymous

"I bought tickets for my girlfriend tonight to go see The Nutcracker and it was awesome! Definitely a must see if you have not gone yet!"
   
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"Incredible show - the live music sounded great and the Ballet Quad Cities once again impressed with their beautiful choreography and dance!"
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“The magic, particularly in the expert company of ballet quad cities, is in the exquisite visual feast of bringing this beloved holiday tale to life.”
Jonathan Turner, Moline Dispatch

"It's always an exquisite visual feast, as the amazing dancers use their elegant, limber bodies as boundlessly expressive instruments of wonder."  Sunday, April 20, 2014
 

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