Behind the Curtain: Spirit

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March 18, 2021
7:00pm Central Time
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Join Iowa PBS Performances and Ballet Des Moines online on March 18th at 7 p.m. for a behind the curtain conversation with talented and well-known choreographers Ma Cong and Serkan Usta. Enjoy three ballet performances from the program Acts of Resilience: Spirit and interact live with these special guests.

Video Descriptions

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5 minutes

OVEE Spirit Opening

In Formation Ballet Performance | Acts of Resilience

A striking contemporary ballet highlighting the strength and technique of classically trained dancers, with the flair of contemporary movement. Choreography: Ma Cong, Associate Artistic Director at Richmond Ballet. Music: Philip Glass.

Padam Padam Ballet Performance | Acts of Resilience

The music of Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel provides a poignant backdrop for this romantic ballet featuring three couples dancing amid post-war Paris. Choreography: Serkan Usta.

Classical Ballet Performance | Acts of Resilience

This performance compilation includes notable works such as Sleeping Beauty and Le Corsaire.

OVEE Closing (March)

56min 34sec



  • Panelist Avatar
    Jami Milne


    Creative Director | Ballet Des Moines

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