I’ve always thought our fair city fortunate to have such a venerable institution in its backyard as the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM). You can catch tomorrow’s stars today—be they destined for a ballet company, an esteemed orchestra or Broadway bound. The talent on display is reliably substantial and the production values high. This weekend in the campus’ own Patricia Corbett Theater, we can look forward to CCM’s Fall Dance Concert featuring a four-work program that could have been christened “Ballet with a Twist.” This term’s production offers a pair of romantic classical ballet works restaged by CCM faculty alongside an untitled contemporary ballet piece from Assistant Professor of Dance Michael Tevlin, set to Dvorak’s Piano Trio Opus 19.
Visiting guest artist Hannah Baumgarten of Miami, Fla.’s Dance Now! Ensemble has choreographed the bill’s most modern piece, “Invisible Cities—the sacred cult of beauty.” The music? Nine Inch Nails and Doumé Castanet. The twist? It’s sultry, jazzy moves on pointe. $10; $5 non-UC students; free for UC students. Through Sunday. Get details and find nearby bars and restaurants here.
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