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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2014/2015 Performance Schedule

 

Dracula

Scottish Rite Cathedral, Moline IL
October 17, 2014  7:30 pm
October 18, 2014  7:30 pm

Ticket price: $22 - Adults; $12 - ages 18 and under


Paramount Theatre, Cedar Rapids IA
October 25, 2014  7:30 pm
Contact Orchestra Iowa or the Paramount Theatre Box Office for ticketing



The Nutcracker
FEATURING ORCHESTRA IOWA

Paramount Theater, Cedar Rapids IA
December 6, 2014  2:30pm & 7:30pm
December 7, 2014  2:30pm
More information can be found at ParamountTheaterCR.com

Adler Theatre, Davenport IA
December 13, 2014  1:30 pm & 7:30 pm
December 14, 2014  1:30pm
Tickets available at the Adler Theater Box Office or through Ticketmaster.com
More information can be found at AdlerTheater.com


Love Stories featuring Romeo & Juliet

Paramount Theatre, Cedar Rapids IA
February 14, 2015  7:30 pm

Scottish Rite Cathedral, Moline IL
February 27, 2015  7:30 pm
  February 28, 2015  7:30 pm
Ticket price: $22 - Adults; $12 - ages 18 and under


The Sleeping Beauty

FEATURING ORCHESTRA IOWA

Paramount Theatre, Cedar Rapids IA
April 11, 2015 7:30pm
April 12, 2015 2:30pm
Tickets on Sale through Orchestra Iowa or Paramount Theatre

Adler Theatre, Davenport IA
April 18, 2015  1:30 pm & 7:30 pm
Tickets available at the Adler Theater Box Office or through Ticketmaster.com
More information can be found at AdlerTheater.com