Category: Dance

Lincoln Midwest Ballet Company Dance Camp

Lincoln Midwest Ballet Company for some summer dancing under the direction of our 2013 Faculty.  Dance camp will be held  Monday, July 29 through Saturday, August 3, 2013 at the  Temple Building on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln city campus. The camp schedule is: 9 am–3 pm, Monday through Friday and Saturday, August 3, 9 am–12 pm. These times are approximate and will be finalized following registration.Camp curriculum includes ballet, pointe, lyrical, jazz, hip hop, turns, jumps and leaps,and acting. A special “How to Audition” workshop will be held Saturday, August 3, to prepare dancers for any audition. A professional accompanist will provide live piano music in ballet classes. Camp is open to all dancers ages 8 and up (age on July 29, 2013).  All students and a parent/guardian must attend the Orientation Meeting on Monday,July 29, at 8:30 am. Audition workshop: Saturday, August 3, 9 am–12 pm. 2012 camp on YouTube

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Nutcracker Ballet

There's no place like the ballet, especially at Christmastime. Join us for our 29th year of presenting the Nutcracker to the Lincoln community. Performances will be held Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 2pm and 7pm and Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 2pm, at the Lied Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of the University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 12th and R streets. Nearly 200 dance students from southeastern Nebraska star in our performance that also features a live orchestra and nationally-known guest artists. The classic story of The Nutcracker comes to life with the finest choreography, costumes, and scenery, making this production a treasured community tradition.

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Nutcracker and Snow White Auditions

Ready for your dancing dreams to come to life? The Nutcracker Ballet is one of the longest-running and most prestigious performing arts events in Lincoln, and we’d love for you to be a part of the magic!

Nutcracker auditions will take place Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm inside Mabel Lee Hall (14th and Vine) on the UNL City Campus. A one-time audition fee of $20 is payable when you register online.

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Lori Belilove, founder & artistic director of Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company

Lori Belilove

 Lori Belilove is the founder and Artistic Director of Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company. Her direct lineage and prestigious performing career have earned her an international reputation as the premier interpreter and ambassador of the dance of Isadora Duncan. Lori received a B.F.A. in dance, religion, and classical studies from Mills College.  She trained extensively in the modern technique of Doris Humphrey as a private student of both Eleanor King and Ernestine Stodelle, original members of the Humphrey-Weidman Dance Company. Lori has toured extensively both nationally and internationally including Brazil, Korea, West Africa, Canada, Mexico and Europe. She maintains a studio and school in New York City and is considered an important source for the documentation and interpretation of the Duncan technique and repertory. She is the leading dancer in the award-winning PBS documentary Isadora Duncan: Movement From the Soulnarrated by stage and screen actress Julie Harris. As a master teacher she has held residencies at such distinguished institutions as Harvard University, The Juilliard School, Northwestern University, Smith College, University of Alabama, Ohio State, Drexel, and Franklin & Marshall among others. In 2010, Lori was the recipient of the Mills College Distinguished Achievement Award and she was featured with her Company for The Career Transitions for Dancers November Jubilee Gala at Manhattan’s City Center.

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Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company: Dances Inspired by Greek Antiquity

Lori Belilove

Founded in 1979, Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company is the pre-eminent Isadora Duncan dance company performing in the world today. Duncan created dances in homage to the Greek gods Apollo and Dionysius, and lesser gods, nymphs and heroes found in ancient Greek mythology. She infused her particular brand of American spirit with her love for the Greeks, convinced that the “Dance of the Future” should adhere to the ideals found in ancient Greek tragedy. Belilove and company bring fresh interpretations to Duncan’s works in a cohesive program including a lecture and screening of rare films clips.

For tickets: contact the Lied Center at 402-472-4747 or

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