The theme for CityBeat’s Fall Arts Preview is “Arts & Craft.”But
maybe it should be “Art vs. Craft,” because not only are the two
different, but there is tension — hostility, even — between the two,
especially with the emergence of Modern and Contemporary art in the late
19th and early 20th century.
With the fall season, you have plenty of
theater choices to consider. Beyond Cincinnati’s professional and
semi-professional companies, area universities provide excellent theater
fare worth attending.
Providence, R.I.-based Everett Company
(formerly Everett Dance Theatre) wants to know how America has
transformed the “land of the free” into one of the most incarcerated
countries in the world, and what that means for those trapped in the
It all began as an answer to a creative
alert — a calling, if you will. Back in 2007, the Southwestern Ohio
Council for Higher Education (SOCHE) drafted a Creative Class Taskforce
to seek the advice of Dr. Richard Florida, one of the world’s leading
urbanists, the author of the international bestseller The Rise of the Creative Class
and the founder of the Creative Class Group, a global advisory services
Since its first production in 2013,
Cincinnati Chamber Opera has carved out its own unique identity among
local fledgling opera companies. University of Cincinnati’s
College-Conservatory of Music alums Autumn West and Shawn Mlynek founded
Cincinnati Chamber Opera to stage and perform works they wanted to do,
especially rarely heard Baroque works by Haydn and Monteverdi.
A giant robot will soon be descending on the city.
Metrobot, the interactive aluminum sculpture by Nam June Paik, once
greeted visitors outside the Contemporary Arts Center’s former space at
Fifth and Walnut streets downtown.
Soon, you may hear a pronounced jingle whenever Contemporary Arts Center employees walk around their building. If so, it’s because they will be carrying
change — lots of it — so art lovers can use the new payphone on the
gloriously resurrected Metrobot.
Since 2012, opera has been turning up at
The Famous Neons Unplugged, the Arts Center at Dunham, Westwood
Presbyterian Church and beyond. Three companies with tiny staffs and
huge ambitions demonstrate the art form’s enormous range and potential...
features countless exciting opportunities to support the arts around the
city (and beyond) in the fields of visual arts, dance, vocal arts and
classical music, theater and film. We encourage you to break out of your
typical routine this season, and this Fall Arts Preview is stocked with
plenty of ideas for your calendar.
During the past 15 years, from its home base at
the Cincinnati Ballet Center in Over-the-Rhine, the company has achieved
its own cultural and economic revival, mirroring downtown’s — and
especially OTR’s — renaissance, with tremendous growth and critical
success under the guidance of Artistic Director and CEO Victoria Morgan.