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Ballet Quad Cities Journeys To ‘Wonderland’ With Alice Today

April 9th, 2022
Ballet Quad Cities Journeys To 'Wonderland' With Alice Today

Ballet Quad Cities is unspooling a classic Lewis Carroll tale in dance, with “Alice in Wonderland” presented today, Saturday, April 9 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Adler, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport. Tickets are $25 for adults, $19 for students and seniors, and $15 for children 12 and under, available HERE. Ballet Quad Cities artistic director Courtney Lyon, who choreographed the ballet, has worked for the Q-C company since 2000, starting as a professional dancer, and she’s been artistic director since 2009. Her undergraduate degree is in dance from University of Iowa, where she studied... Read More

Ballet Quad Cities Presenting Love Stories For Valentine’s Day

January 27th, 2022
Ballet Quad Cities Presenting Love Stories For Valentine's Day

Ballet Quad Cities is presenting Love Stories just in time for valentine’s day! Here are the details: Love Stories February 11 & 12, 2022 The Outing Club, Davenport, IA For the Love of Dance, For the Love of Music, We will tell out stories. An intimate performance presented in the style of Ballet Quad Cities for everyone that loves great dancing, moving music and memorable stories! Original choreography by Courtney Lyon, Emily Kate Long, Lynn Bowman, and a premiere piece by Domingo Rubio set to the music of Paganini’s Capricio. Romeo and Juliet Suite will conclude the program. Limited... Read More

Quad City Arts Has Been Enriching The Region With Public Art For Over Two Decades

October 13th, 2020
Quad City Arts Has Been Enriching The Region With Public Art For Over Two Decades

Many public places throughout the Quad-Cities are more beautiful and colorful because of Quad City Arts, which marks its 50th anniversary this year. The late executive director Lloyd Schoeneman (who died at 49 in 2001 from cancer) was the driving force behind our public sculpture program. In the 1990s, Lloyd introduced the concept of community-built art to the Quad-Cities, organizing design charrettes which resulted in the Navigation Steps at Leach Park (Bettendorf) the Nature Spiral at Illiniwek Park (Hampton) and the Lindsay Park Architectural Sculpture Park (Village of East Davenport). He also... Read More

Ballet Quad Cities Presenting New Works Online

June 30th, 2020
Ballet Quad Cities Presenting New Works Online

While Ballet Quad Cities isn’t on the stage right now, they are creating new choreography and partnering with other organizations to present the award winning program “Dance Me a Story; Exploring Literature through Ballet” virtually. They’re also excited to share a couple of projects they’ve been working on! Recently, Emily Kate Long joined The Davenport Public Library to present excerpts from Vampirina Ballerina as part of their virtual visit from illustrator, LeUyen Pham. This interactive program is fun for people of all ages. “Zoom” is Courtney Lyon’s... Read More

Quad-Cities Arts Groups Seek Financial Assistance To Survive

April 26th, 2020
Quad-Cities Arts Groups Seek Financial Assistance To Survive

Like most others during this crazy Covid crisis, arts organizations locally and nationally are struggling to find financial help. Though four individual artists recently got some funding, no Quad-Cities arts groups – all reeling from the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic — were helped in the first round of $191,000 from the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs (IDCA). The first relief grants this month were limited to artists and very small nonprofits, including Q-C artists Courtney Lyon (dance), Lojo Russo (music), Matthew Terry (visual art) and Pat Bereskin (art and art education). In... Read More

Doors To ‘Wonderland’ Opened Up By Ballet Q-C

March 22nd, 2018
Doors To ‘Wonderland’ Opened Up By Ballet Q-C

Last weekend almost 1,500 people saw Ballet Quad Cities take them on an adventure through Wonderland in Cedar Rapids, and this weekend, it’s the Quad-Cities’ turn! The local dance troupe is presenting the imaginative and unforgettable “Alice in Wonderland” March 24 at 2 and 8 p.m. at Davenport’s Adler Theater, 136 E. 3rd St. Courtney Lyon and the dancers at Ballet Quad Cities are hard at work on an all new performance of “Alice in Wonderland.”  You won’t want to miss this exciting  twist on Alice’s adventures.  Bring your family and enjoy an unforgettable journey through... Read More

Ballet Q-C Taking You To ‘Wonderland’

March 20th, 2018
Ballet Q-C Taking You To ‘Wonderland’

Ballet Quad Cities are taking you on an adventure through Wonderland! The local dance troupe is presenting the imaginative and unforgettable “Alice in Wonderland” March 24 at 2 and 8 p.m. at Davenport’s Adler Theater, 136 E. 3rd St. Courtney Lyon and the dancers at Ballet Quad Cities are hard at work on an all new performance of “Alice in Wonderland.”  You won’t want to miss this exciting  twist on Alice’s adventures.  Bring your family and enjoy an unforgettable journey through Wonderland! For tickets see https://www.ticketmaster.com/venue/49254?brand=adlertheatre. For... Read More

Ballet Q-C Taking You To ‘Wonderland’

January 30th, 2018
Ballet Q-C Taking You To 'Wonderland'

Ballet Quad Cities are taking you on an adventure through Wonderland! The local dance troupe is presenting the imaginative and unforgettable “Alice in Wonderland” March 24 at 2 and 8 p.m. at Davenport’s Adler Theater, 136 E. 3rd St. Courtney Lyon and the dancers at Ballet Quad Cities are hard at work on an all new performance of “Alice in Wonderland.”  You won’t want to miss this exciting  twist on Alice’s adventures.  Bring your family and enjoy an unforgettable journey through Wonderland! For tickets see https://www.ticketmaster.com/venue/49254?brand=adlertheatre. For... Read More

Ballet Q-C Nutcracker Tickets On Sale Now

November 16th, 2017
Ballet Q-C Nutcracker Tickets On Sale Now

Tickets to Ballet Quad-Cities’ Nutcracker are on sale now! Shows are at 2 and 8 p.m. Dec. 9, and 2 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Adler Theater, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport. This well-known Holiday Classic choreographed by Artistic Director Courtney Lyon comes to life in Ballet Quad Cities’ own enchanting production. Lavish costumes and magnificent scenery blend with beautiful choreography to create the most delightful fantasy ever. With live music provided by Orchestra Iowa this is one holiday production that you won’t want to miss! Join the dancers and musicians for an afterglow at Hotel Blackhawk... Read More