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Runaway Ballet

  • River Center
  • Address: 340 SW Third Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
  • February 23, 2018
  • Starting: 6:00 PM
  • Price: $125

Ballet Des Moines seems downright determined to add "FUN!" to the always elegant image of ballet. What other ballet company would be so eagerly involved with a fashion runway show and a cartoonist?

The dance company's Runway Ballet event offers an evening of collaboration between the grace and artistry of ballet and the elegance of style and fashion. On February 23, dancers will take to the runway, modeling local fashions from Sarah Dornink while performing dances specially choreographed for them, accompanied by award-winning cabaret artist Scilla Hess. Runway Ballet begins at 6 p.m. at River Center, 340 S.W. Third St. Tickets are $125..

And the cartoonist? He's Nathan Wright, the ballet's latest artist-in-residence. Wright is a Des Moines-based illustrator and artist. His work is inspired by science fiction, emerging tech and mythology, says the ballet's executive director, Laurel Knox. "While he is not a traditional choice, we are really intrigued by his proposed project to create a comic book inspired by ballet and our dancers," she says. We're intrigued, too. 

Runaway Ballet