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Dance: Cincinnati Ballet's The Nutcracker

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 15, 2009
It's holiday time and therefore 'Nutcracker' time, complete with Sugar Plum fairies, sword-fighting rats, dancing dolls, a spine-tingling Tchaikovsky score and much more. It's a remarkable year for Cincinnati Ballet's presentation of the seasonal classic for a few reasons, including that it's the final year for this particular production ... so catch it while you can. Through Dec. 27 at the Aronoff Center.  

Dance: Rhythm in Shoes

0 Comments · Monday, November 16, 2009
Contemporary Dance Theater brings Rhythm in Shoes to the Aronoff Center for a final go-round in Banjo Dance: A Celebration of the American Spirit, featuring traditional Appalachian forms with a twist. Don’t miss this last local opportunity to catch Rhythm in Shoes’s singular style of lively dancing to live music. 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.  

Dance: Swan Lake

0 Comments · Monday, October 19, 2009
Just the mention of Swan Lake conjures images of grand classical ballet. Its enduring popularity ensures its place among the most performed ballets worldwide. This weekend at the Aronoff Center, Cincinnati Ballet and Columbus’s BalletMet team up for a powerhouse production: a combined cast of over 50 professional dancers, with lead roles danced by Cincinnati Ballet. Enjoy the enhanced emotion of Tchaikovsky’s hauntingly beautiful score played by Cincinnati Ballet Orchestra. $25-$80. 8 p.m. Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.  

New Works (Review)

Cincinnati Ballet's season opener offers crowd-pleasing, modern-leaning good time

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Dance is never better than when paired with live music. Starting its season, Cincinnati Ballet's 'New Works' opening-night Thursday marked the sole performance featuring live musical accompaniment from popular local artists for three of five local choreographers' works (plus one cool Italian native).   

It Takes a Village...

Cincinnati Ballet taps local talent for its season opener

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Current times call for convergence: of collaborations, of community, especially local community. For the first time, Cincinnati Ballet's annual repertory showcase 'New Works' focuses on homegrown talent to provide fresh choreography and music. We're encouraged to buy local, so why not tap in-town talent?   

Dance: Cincinnati Ballet's New Works

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 9, 2009
For the first time, Cincinnati Ballet’s annual repertory showcase New Works focuses on homegrown talent to provide fresh choreography and music. Four of the five works on the bill come from local choreographers and are set to local music. An opening night fundraiser performance brings bonuses: musical acts Jake Speed & The Freddies, Over the Rhine and Peter Adams will perform live to accompany the dancers. Through Sept. 20 at the Aronoff's Jarson Kaplan Studio.  

Fall Arts Preview: Dance

Companies adapt to economy, hold their feet to the fire

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Even with President Obama's "stimulus" plan and package, there's still much to be desired in terms of arts funding. But there's some good news as well: The Contemporary Dance Theater has landed a respectable sum from the NEA Arts Recovery and Recruitment grant program. Meanwhile, Cincinnati Ballet gears up for a stellar and diversified season.  

Onstage: Carmen

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Bizet’s sultry Carmen ranks among the most popular, well-known operas for good reasons. Hummable, memorable melodies? Yes. Exotic historical setting? Check. Temperamental, brazen temptress? Indeed. Few operatic characters are as dangerously sensual as the brassy, sassy Spanish gypsy Carmen. Cincinnati Ballet dancers will join the production to add a little spice. And the winner of Opera Idol will be announced. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Friday; 3 p.m. Sunday. At Music Hall.  

Art: Tribute to Merce Cunningham at the Carl Solway Gallery

0 Comments · Thursday, June 11, 2009
There’s much to say about legendary modern dancer/choreographer Merce Cunningham, but above all, he’s a well-rounded, thoroughly modern guy. The Carl Solway Gallery is hosting A Tribute to Merce Cunningham in His 90th Year, a smallish but worthy assembly of Cunningham’s drawings, photos of the artist and in-depth documentaries shown on flat screens. The exhibit is on view through Aug. 15.  

Modern Love

Carl Solway Gallery displays a likable tribute to Merce Cunningham's modern artistic vision

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 10, 2009
There's much to say about legendary modern dancer/choreographer Merce Cunningham, but above all he's a well-rounded, thoroughly modern guy. Carl Solway Gallery is hosting 'A Tribute to Merce Cunningham in His 90th Year,' a smallish but worthy assembly of Cunningham's drawings, photos of the artist and in-depth documentaries shown on flat screens.