Beyond-the-Stage Conversations

Engage in lively conversation with artists and experts before and after performances! These moderated conversations offer an in-depth look at the creative process and added insight about specific artforms. Some conversations begin 45 minutes before the show and others will occur immediately following show. Times are indicated on the schedule below.

Beyond-the-Stage Conversations Schedule

Damien Sneed

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Damien Sneed's A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
February 14, 2019

6:45PM & following performance
Preshow Speaker: Ananias Montague of Salem Baptist Church
Postshow Moderator: Ananias Montague with Damien Sneed

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Nat Geo: Social by Nature with photographer Ronan Donovan

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Nat Geo - Social by Nature with photographer Ronan Donovan
Feb 19, 2019

 
Q&A Immediately following performance

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Nat Geo: Capturing the Impossible with filmmaker Bryan Smith

mountain landscape with hang gliders in the distance

Nat Geo - Social by Nature with filmmaker Bryan Donovan
March 19, 2019

 
Q&A Immediately following performance

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Havana Cuba All-Stars

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Havana Cuba All-Stars presents ASERE!
March 23, 2019 

Immediately following performance 
Postshow Moderator: Omaha musician Marcos Mora with members of Havana Cuba All-Stars

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Monterey Jazz Festival

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Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour
March 26, 2019

6:45PM 
Preshow Speaker: Pete Madsen, coordinator of UNO's Jazz Studies program

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Nat Geo: When Women Ruled the World with Egyptologist Kara Kooney

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Nat Geo - Social by Nature with filmmaker Bryan Donovan
April 16, 2019

 
Q&A Immediately following performance

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Paul Taylor

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PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY
April 20, 2019

Immediately following performance
Postshow Moderator: Kat Fackler of Omaha's tbd. dance collective with company dance members

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Lizz Wright

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Lizz Wright
May 16, 2019

6:45PM
Preshow Speaker: Omaha jazz artist Kim Lomax

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