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Cincinnati Ballet's 'New Works' Opens with Emotion

Contemporary new work's moments of stillness and quiet grab you and draw you in

{CommentsCant} · Saturday, September 15, 2012
The intense energy between Principal dancers Cervilio Amador and Janessa Touchet is so palpable you can feel it — even when their hands aren’t touching. Their expressive duet in Heather Britt’s world premier “Opus 5.5” provided an inviting opening to Cincinnati Ballet’s annual Kaplan New Works season opener last Thursday evening. The production offers a rare chance to see dance ...  

Cincinnati Ballet Spotlights Female Choreographers

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 5, 2012
As its name suggests, Cincinnati Ballet’s Kaplan New Works Series prides itself on moving dance forward. You can count on the company’s annual season opener to be modern-slanted, edgy even. But for the first time, all of the choreographers on the New Works bill are women.

Dance: Contemporary Dance Theater's Area Choreographers Festival

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 12, 2012
In case you didn’t get to see enough dance performances at the recent Cincy Fringe Festival, you’ll have another chance this weekend with Contemporary Dance Theater’s Area Choreographers Festiva  


0 Comments · Thursday, June 7, 2012
Family-friendly Fringe shows aren’t common, but Psophonia brings a playful, even childlike romp to the Festival with Delicious. As frequent Cincy Fringe participants, the Houston-based, all-female modern dance company more often has focused on women’s issues. But as with their previous Fringe shows, Co-Artistic Directors Sonia Noriega and Sophia L. Torres once again go all out on eye-catching costumes, props and other visual elements in this series of brief vignettes.  

Dances For a Recession

0 Comments · Saturday, June 2, 2012
If you’re concerned about seeing modern dance and not “getting it,” fear not. Pas de Monkéy Dance Project from Akron wants to keep dance accessible — friendly, even. The young company affiliated with the University of Akron might be gaining the training and the chops for serious dance, but they don’t take themselves too seriously.  

The Storms Beneath Her Skin

0 Comments · Friday, June 1, 2012
Chicago-based artist and speaker Rebecca Kling, a transgender woman, delivers some factual and personal answers as she earnestly covers a range of trans- and sex-related topics in her one-woman Fringe show, The Storms Beneath Her Skin.   

The Screw You Revue (Recommended)

0 Comments · Friday, June 1, 2012
If you’re easily offended, this is not the show for you. If you aren’t, just park your PC-ness at the door. The opening-night audience members appeared to enjoy the improv comedy antics and colorful songs … and the quick-turn insults. I’m talking about the aptly titled The Screw You Revue, courtesy of Screw You Entertainment from Naples, Fla.

Onstage: Exhale Dance Tribe: Imprint

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Cincinnati-based Exhale Dance Tribe knows how to make an impression, both visually and choreographically. No doubt they’ll do so once again with their season finale Imprint this Saturday at the Aron  

Dance: Pilobolus

0 Comments · Monday, April 30, 2012
Never seen modern dance before? It’s possible you’ve seen Pilobolus without realizing it. Perhaps it was their 2007 Academy Awards shape-shifting or maybe one of their handful of car commercials o  

Cincinnati Ballet’s Carmon DeLeone Shines On

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 25, 2012
It’s a rare person today who sticks to the same career path — let alone the same position — for more than a handful of years. How about four-plus decades? Enter Maestro Carmon DeLeone, Cincinnati Ballet’s music director for 43 seasons running.