Iowa PBS takes you 'behind the curtain' with Ballet Des Moines

Join Iowa PBS and Ballet Des Moines virtually on March 18 at 7 p.m. for a triple bill watch party and behind the curtain conversation featuring special guests from the three performances in Acts of Resilience | Spirit. Experience the vibrancy and resilience of the human spirit while interacting live in the comments with other fans. 

During the virtual event, viewers will enjoy the ballet In Formation followed by a live conversation with the choreographer Ma Cong, associate artistic director for Richmond Ballet. Next, the performance of Padam Padam will be followed by a live interview with Serkan Usta, artistic director with Ballet Des Moines. The event will close with pieces from beloved ballets including Sleeping Beauty and Le Corsaire, highlighting the strength and beauty of classical dance.

“It's a privilege to offer such intimate access to our friend and collaborator Ma Cong,” said Blaire Massa, Ballet Des Moines' executive director. “An insightful and inspiring conversation with such a renowned choreographer and our Artistic Director, Serkan Usta, is the perfect finale for our ground-breaking Acts of Resilience season."

Please RSVP and join us here.

The Acts of Resilience series was created through a partnership between Iowa PBS and Ballet Des Moines to bring the ballet company’s 2020-2021 season to audiences across Iowa and beyond. Acts of Resilience | Spirit will premiere on statewide Iowa PBS on March 12 at 8:30 p.m. and rebroadcast March 21 at 1 p.m.