Fall Arts Preview


By Sara Ziegler / World-Herald staff writer

Toes will be tapping — both onstage and in the audience — when dance troupes hit town.

Ailey II, an offshoot of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, will bring its energy to the Orpheum Theater in October, while Momix, a company of dancer-illusionists, will perform “Opus Cactus” at the Lied Center in April and at the Orpheum in May.

Omaha Performing Arts is partnering with the Institute for Holocaust Education to present “The Legacy Project: A Dance of Hope,” a piece about the Holocaust by the Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company.

And Ballet Nebraska, in its seventh season, will take on Tchaikovsky’s classic “Swan Lake.” It will once again delight young and old with “The Nutcracker,” then end the year with “Momentum.”

Ballet Nebraska

Information:; 402-541-6946

Oct. 22: “Swan Lake,” Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St.

Nov. 20: “The Nutcracker,” Arts Center at Iowa Western Community College

Dec. 3-4: “The Nutcracker,” Orpheum Theater

April 1: “Momentum,” Joslyn Art Museum

April 8: “Momentum,” Arts Center at Iowa Western Community College

Chomari Ballet Folklorico Mexicano

El Museo Latino, 4701 S. 25th St.
Information:; 402-731-1137

Fall and spring performances to be announced.

Creighton University Dance

Lied Education Center for the Arts, 2500 California Plaza
Information:; 402-280-2509

Oct. 6-9: “A Nightmare’s Holiday”

Feb. 23-26: Spring dance performance

Des Moines Performing Arts

Civic Center, 221 Walnut St., Des Moines
Information:; 515-246-2300

Feb. 1: Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion

March 28: “Beauty and the Beast,” Malandain Ballet Biarritz

April 27: Ballet Jazz of Montreal

Ever After Productions

Information:; 402-551-4200

Dec. 9-11: “Nutcracker Delights,” Bellevue Little Theatre, 203 W. Mission Ave.

Dec. 16-17: “Nutcracker Delights,” Kroc Center, 2825 Y St.

Lied Center For The Performing Arts

12th and R Streets, Lincoln
Information:; 402-472-4747

Oct. 12: Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound

Oct. 25: Twyla Tharp

March 17: Trinity Irish Dance Company

March 31: Taikoproject: Interlocking Rhythms

April 4: Momix: Opus Cactus

April 30: “Sleeping Beauty,” Russian National Ballet Theatre

The Moving Company

Information: 402-554-2670

Omaha Performing Arts

Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St.
Information:, 402-345-0606

Oct. 18: Ailey II

Jan. 19: Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company: The Legacy Project: A Dance of Hope

May 4: Momix: Opus Cactus

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