Ballet Quad Cities Announces 2012-2013 Season/Partnership With Orchestra Iowa

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Ballet Quad Cities’ upcoming season will be nothing short of monumental as it celebrates the return of Domingo Rubio in his role as Dracula and enters into a partnership with another premiere performing arts organization, Orchestra Iowa based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Ballet Quad Cities’ 16th season will include live music with Orchestra Iowa for both the holiday favorite The Nutcracker and the most beloved fairytale of all times Cinderella.  To help open Iowa Orchestra’s season, dancers from Ballet Quad Cities will perform during their famed season-opening Brucemorchestra! on the lawn of Brucemore Mansion in Cedar Rapids September 9th.  The professional dance company will perform to Gershwin’s American Paris and Copeland’s The Promise of Living.  Additionally, 8 performances of two productions will be presented with Orchestra Iowa accompaniment at the Adler Theater in Davenport and the newly refurbished Paramount Theater in Cedar Rapids during the Ballet’s 2012-2013 season.

Ballet Quad Cities’ historic 2012-2013 season officially opens September 26 and 27 as Dracula is performed at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in Moline, with renowned dancer Domingo Rubio capturing the lead role he first danced in the Quad Cities in 2008 at the Capital Theater. The original choreography and music collage is by the company’s resident choreographer Deanne Carter; the ballet loosely follows the Bram Stoker’s piece of litature “Dracula”.

After providing professional ballet to the Quad Cities region for 16 years, the Ballet’s leadership is excited and looking forward to expanding across the state of Iowa.  2012-2013 marks the beginning of an exciting cultural partnership between the Ballet and Orchestra Iowa.  The two premier state arts organizations in their respective fields team up for two classic productions. In December, they present Tchaikovsky’s famous The Nutcracker ballet and in April, Prokofiev’s magnificent masterpiece, Cinderella.  Both productions will be staged at both the Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids and the Adler Theatre in Davenport. Local auditions will be held for community cast dancer for the productions in both cities.

Photos available upon request.

Annual subscription renewals for the 2012-2013 season may be made by calling the Ballet Quad Cities office at (309) 786-3779.



Friday, September 28th

Saturday, September 29th

Scottish Rite Cathedral   Moline, IL

The Nutcracker

Saturday, December 1st

Sunday, December 2nd

Paramount Theater  Cedar Rapids, IA

Saturday, December 8th

Sunday, December 9th

Adler Theater   Davenport, IA

Love Stories

Saturday, February 16th

Sunday, February 17th

Scottish Rite Cathedral  Moline, IL

The Ugly Duckling

February 21st

February 22nd

Holtzwoth Performing Arts Center

Davenport North High School   Davenport, IA


Saturday, April 13th

Sunday, April 14th

Paramount Theater  Cedar Rapids, IA

Saturday, April 20th

Sunday, April 21st

Adler Theater  Davenport, IA

Ballet Under the Stars

Thursday, June 6th

Friday, June 7th

Lincoln Park Classic Theater Rock Island, IL