Continuing its tradition of showcasing talented Iowans and sharing community performances with the entire state, Iowa Public Television will present a new production of Romeo + Juliet: A Performance by Ballet Quad Cities. The ballet will debut Friday, April 17 at 8:30 p.m., and will air again on April 20 at 9 p.m. on statewide Iowa Public Television.
The performers of Ballet Quad Cities bring Shakespeare to modern life. The brilliant musical score by Sergei Prokofiev and stunning choreography lure you in to a version of the tale that is driven by fate.
"We've covered many wonderful performances over the years but this one stands out," said IPTV Senior Producer/Director Deb Herbold. "It's deeper. It's multi-faceted. It is flat-out riveting."
Join us for this captivating and thought provoking performance from the Scottish Rite Cathedral in Moline, Illinois, recorded on February 27, 2015. The program includes behind the scenes interviews with the cast and choreographer.