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Preview: Bibliography of Love

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Virginia Woolf's sweeping novel, 'Orlando,' has been referred to as the longest love letter in history. It's also the inspiration behind Jan Street Dance Theatre's 'Bibliography of Love,' a multi-faceted exploration of gender transformations of the past and present — of the Bloomsbury Group and of the quintet of performers.  

Muscle Memories

Cincinnati Ballet celebrates 45 years with its audience-picked Greatest Hits

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 6, 2009
From the glut of reality shows and the Peoples’ Choice Awards to blogging and Twittering, now more than ever audience members feel entitled to voice their opinions.   

Onstage: Cincinnati Ballet's Greatest Hits

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 6, 2009
In true democratic fashion, Cincinnati Ballet season subscribers were invited to cast votes for their favorite works the Ballet has performed. This weekend, the Ballet concludes its 45th season with its Greatest Hits, a powerhouse, if mixed, assortment of dance delights taken from the most-requested audience picks. The show will be at the Aronoff Center May 8 and 9.  

Truth and Legends

Cincinnati Ballet presents a faithful re-creation of Twyla Tharp's 'Sinatra Suite'

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Following last season's 'Baker's Dozen,' Cincinnati Ballet again presents a piece choreographed by Twyla Tharp and restaged by veteran Tharp company member Shelley Washington. This time it's 'Sinatra Suite' from 1984, a series of four duets and a solo set to well-known Sinatra standards. The program also features new works from the Ballet's Associate Artistic Director Devon Carney and New York City-based choreographer Jessica Lang alongside Balanchine's 'Tarantella.'  

Dance: Sinatra Suite

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Following last season's 'Baker's Dozen,' Cincinnati Ballet again presents a piece choreographed by Twyla Tharp and restaged by veteran Tharp company member Shelley Washington, 'Sinatra Suite.' The program is presented Friday-Saturday at the Aronoff Center.   

Dance: Exhale Dance Tribe's Collection Complete

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 10, 2009
No matter what Exhale Dance Tribe presents you can count on seeing talented, spirited young women performing their hearts out. A single show Saturday night at 8 p.m. marks this lively, Jazz-flavored ensemble’s final appearance of the season, Collection Complete. This aptly titled production features a diverse-sounding mix of guest choreographers’ works in addition to the creative choreographic endeavors of the Tribe’s Broadway-alum co-founders, Missy Lay Zimmer and Andrew Hubbard. At the Anderson Center in Anderson.  

Dance: CCM Winter Dance Concert

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 10, 2009
There are compelling reasons to see this season’s Winter Concert presented by CCM’s Dance Division: fresh, original works created by emerging choreographic voices of CCM’s dance majors and guest choreographer and Butoh artist Maureen Fleming’s group restaging of her seminal solo work “The Immortal Rose.” She’s recreated the ethereal, multi-media piece for nine dancers who trained intensively in Fleming’s own “Fleming Elastics” program and methodologies and renamed the thought-provoking adaptation “Dancing on Deathless Feet.” Saturday and Sunday in CCM's Patricia Corbett Theater.  

Onstage: When Winter Come

0 Comments · Monday, March 2, 2009
Literary arts often inspire dance, but in the case of When Winter Come, NKU Writer-in-Residence Frank X. Walker’s poetry comes to life in a very direct creative form: a “choreopoem.” The cast is comprised of dancers as well as actors from Northern Kentucky University’s Department of Theatre & Dance in a well-rounded fusion of poetry, theater, music and movement. Walker’s book of poetry chronicles the historic Lewis and Clark expedition as seen from the perspective of York, a slave on board. Thursday and Friday.  

Body of Work

Maureen Fleming explores archetypes and universal questions through movement

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Transcendent, spellbinding and dreamlike could all describe Maureen Fleming’s solo performances. But none would precisely capture one’s response to experiencing her work. Though presented as part of Contemporary Dance Theater’s Guest Artist series, Fleming’s mesmerizing choreography offers a world apart from general expectations of dance.  

Dance: Maureen Fleming at Contemporary Dance Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Presented as part of Contemporary Dance Theater’s Guest Artist series, Maureen Fleming’s mesmerizing choreography in Waters of Immortality offers a world apart from general expectations of dance: living, breathing, even contorted sculptural forms emerge from her slow-motion movements. Inspired by Yeats, the show will have Philip Glass piano compositions and Japanese bamboo flute music promise to enrich Waters’ cross-cultural multimedia tableau of dance. 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Contemporary Dance Theater.