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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.  

Onstage: Peter Pan

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Staying with the same company for 40 years these days is a rarity. But Cincinnati Ballet Music Director Carmon DeLeone is an exceptional fellow, not to mention a cool, down-to-earth guy. Even he can hardly believe this season marks his 40-year anniversary with the organization. The Ballet’s Aronoff Center production of the all-ages favorite Peter Pan features DeLeone’s own Pulitzer Prize-nominated score; first composed in 1994, it’s gone on to be presented in Atlanta, London and beyond. The adaptation of the classic children's tale is presented by the ballet Friday-Sunday at the Aronoff.  

The Occidental Tourist

Divine Performing Arts tour offers a fascinating home away from home

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 17, 2008
As the world grows smaller in the wake of global media, China is hot. The recent Olympic Games in Beijing underscored the country's emerging presence on the world stage. Locally, the Cincinnati Art Museum's current exhibition, 'China Design Now,' showcases contemporary design work, from architecture and fashion to pop (sub)culture, graphic design and more. And now the world tour of Divine Performing Arts brings some of the country's ancient artistic forms (dance, music and elaborate set visuals) to Music Hall on Dec. 23.  

Dance: Cincinnati Ballet's The Nutcracker

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 16, 2008
When you see dancing mice, Sugar Plum fairies, a flying sleigh bed and a host of international dolls springing to life, you know it’s Nutcracker time. Once again, the delightfully extravagant production returns to the Aronoff Center’s Procter & Gamble Hall (after decades in Music Hall, it switched venues last year.) The lavish sets, elaborate costumes and uplifting choreography might not be new, but it’s an absolute treat for all ages to experience the many magical worlds they create. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Through Dec. 27.   

Onstage: Divine Performing Arts

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Interest in Chinese culture is burgeoning, and the world tour of Divine Performing Arts (DPA) brings some of the country’s ancient artistic forms — such as dance, music and elaborate set visuals — to eager audiences. The New York-based group comes to Music Hall Dec. 23 for a single performance. 7:30 p.m.  

Dance: CCM Fall Dance Concert

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 2, 2008
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.