• Toymaker 2024

    3 videos  |   Buy $30

    Step into the enchanting world of Toymaker, where the vibrant town of Marisol sets the stage for a captivating ballet created by Julianna Rubio Slager. Curiosity drives young Nadia to uncover the secrets of the legendary Toymaker, leading her on a mesmerizing quest. From the magical Woodlands to ...

  • Beyond the Nutcracker 2023

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    Embark on a mesmerizing journey around the world with Ballet 5:8’s enchanting production of Beyond the Nutcracker as Emma and Uncle Abrahms discover the true meaning of Christmas. With remarkable artistry and critical acclaim, Artistic Director Julianna Rubio Slager masterfully weaves together di...

  • BareFace
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    1 video  |   Rent $30

    Step into the mesmerizing world of BareFace, a fresh and enthralling dance production that delves deep into thought-provoking themes and evocative storytelling. Inspired by the ancient myth of Cupid and Psyche, choreographer Julianna Rubio Slager tells a female-driven, utterly compelling story of...

  • Todo Raba | 3-Day Rental

    3 videos  |   Rent $7

    Todo Raba is available for a three-day rental.

    “Toda Raba is a Hebrew phrase that means ‘thank you very much.’ This light-hearted, full ensemble work is simply a thank you to my friend and savior Jesus. Without him, nothing I do has any meaning or significance. Ballet 5:8’s ten-year a...

  • Meditations | 3-Day Rental

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    Meditations created by Julianna Rubio Slager is inspired by C.S. Lewis’ essay Meditation in a Toolshed, exploring how a different perspective can lead two similar people to opposite conclusions.

  • Día de Los Vivos | 3-Day Rental

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    "Every 40 seconds someone in the world dies from suicide. Countless others bear the crushing weight of depression in silence. Día de Los Vivos is a tribute to the men and women that fight each day to stay on this planet. It is a love letter to those who choose to fight the good fight, who choose ...

  • Shades of Refrain | 3-Day Rental

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    Julianna Rubio Slager’s Shades of Refrain is a modern day plunge into the deep end of human emotion. It peels back the layers of disguise and masquerade to reveal the naked human heart.

  • Inspired by C.S. Lewis | 7-Day Rental

    10 videos  |   Rent $45

    C.S. Lewis is quoted as saying, "reason is the natural organ of truth, imagination is the organ of meaning". Julianna Rubio Slager has created several ballets inspired by Lewis' creativity and imagination found in his writings.

    In this C.S. Lewis inspired rental package you will get to enjoy:

  • Four Seasons of the Soul | 3-Day Rental

    2 videos  |   Rent $25

    Enjoy well-loved Ballet 5:8 fan-favorite Four Seasons of the Soul for a three day period.

    Ballet 5:8 Artistic Director Julianna Slager's Four Seasons of the Soul is a deeply personal work that draws on the seasons of nature as they reflect the spiritual life of the Christian belie...

  • Golden Sessions | 3-Day Rental

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    Rent Golden Sessions for any three-day period.

    A world premiere by Julianna Rubio Slager for the 20/21 Season. Golden Sessions is inspired by C.S. Lewis' work The Four Loves.

    “In a perfect Friendship this Appreciative love is... humbled before the rest, when the whole gro...

  • All God's Children | 3-Day Rental

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    All God’s Children is a ballet based on a poem by Sojourner Truth.
    If God created all people, then He created every shade of skin color, which leaves little room for prejudice. The ballet approaches the issue of racial tension and diversity from a fresh perspective. We are observers of a...

  • 4501 | 3-Day Rental

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    As our nation progresses in technology and prosperity, there remains an undercurrent of forgotten men and women.

    These men and women have been convicted of crimes that land them in jail, away from the public eye and conscience. They are invisible. Currently, 2,298,300 men and women sit in the U...

  • Compass Project Online | 7-Day Rental

    5 videos  |   Rent $30

    In the 2017/18 Season, Julianna Rubio Slager created four one-act ballets designed to help communities navigate cultural tension with compassion.

    In Compass Project Online you will get to enjoy All God's Children, The Mother, 4501, and Shades of Refrain. We ho...

  • Ripple Effect | 3-Day Rental

    3 videos  |   Rent $10

    Ripple Effect is an intensely physical and emotional work by Ballet 5:8 Artistic Director Julianna Rubio Slager that uses movement to explore and reflect the reality of words: they may seem very small, but their impact echoes. There is an old children's rhyme that says, "sticks and stones ...

  • Of Splendors & Horrors | 3-Day Rental

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    Julianna Rubio Slager’s Of Splendors & Horrors, is called "a dramatic visual...", which brings a concept from C.S. Lewis’ The Weight of Glory to life: “There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal..”

  • Brothers & Sisters | 3-Day Rental

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    Brothers & Sisters by Julianna Rubio Slager is a playful look at men and women, brothers and sisters—a family both fully unique yet strikingly similar.

  • The Mother | 3-Day Rental

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    The Mother is an interpretation of the poem by Pulitzer Prize author and Chicagoan Gwendolyn Brooks. The poem stands face to face with regret and refuses to blink. It presses right into the pain and allows the abortion of decades past to come bubbling to the surface with sorrow, rage and h...

  • Interplay | 3-Day Rental

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    Enjoy a three-day rental of Julianna Rubio Slager's Interplay originally premiering in 2016 and making its online debut in 2022.

    Interplay presents a formidable exploration of the human imagination. The works two main characters, Wisdom and Folly, embody an ongoing debate within t...

  • Dry Bones | 3-Day Rental

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    Available for a three-day rental period at any time.

    Experience Julianna Rubio Slager's thrilling and innovative story, Dry Bones. Based on the biblical story of Ezekiel in the Valley of Dry Bones.

  • The Space in Between | 3-day Rental

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    Did you miss seeing The Space in Between in person? You can now rent it at any time for a 3-day period!

    A riveting full-length contemporary ballet based on C.S. Lewis' novel The Great Divorce. In a grey town where the rain falls continuously, stands a man at a bus stop, on the bri...