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Recurrence Plot (Review)

1 Comments · Sunday, June 5, 2011
Contemporary dance can be mysterious. It’s perhaps both a blessing and a hurdle of the form. One reason why audiences sometimes find modern dance challenging is because they’re afraid they won’t “get it.” By nature, it’s an abstract form, so sometimes just sitting back and letting what you see and feel wash over you works best.  

I Love You (We're Fucked) (Review)

1 Comments · Saturday, June 4, 2011
hat makes revealing personal anecdotes compelling? Perhaps it’s peeling back the layers of detail to get at the heart of emotions — if not situations — we can all identify with, with what’s human. By revealing plenty and walking cheerfully to comfort’s edge with TMI (too much information), the stand-up comedian/storyteller/singer-songwriter Kevin J. Thornton pretty much kept the audience in the palm of his hand during his sold-out opening performance of I Love You (We’re Fucked) on June 3.  

White Girl (Review)

1 Comments · Friday, June 3, 2011
Issues of race and gender aren’t unfamiliar themes, but finding new ways to address these subjects isn’t always easy. Solo performer Maythinee Washington from Las Vegas brings forth a curious and rather introverted movement and pantomime-based performance piece with White Girl (presented at ArtWorks, 20 E. Central Parkway).  

Onstage: The Seldoms

0 Comments · Thursday, May 19, 2011
When it comes to contemporary dance, New York City marks the obvious hot spot, but Chicago holds its own with many worthy emerging companies. Enter Chicago-based modern dance ensemble, The Seldoms. Founded in 2001, the rising star company delivers big, bold, full-bodied moves and, according to Time Out Chicago, a "whistle-clean aesthetic." Thanks to presenter Contemporary Dance Theater (CDT), you can catch The Seldoms performing their evening-length work here in Cincinnati.  

Perfect Pairings

Collaborating couples key to Cincinnati Ballet’s newest production

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Cross-pollinating arts audiences is paramount in today's economically uncertain times. Case in point: Cincinnati Ballet and storied Cincinnati band Over the Rhine (both beloved cultural icons locally and beyond) will share the stage this weekend at the Aronoff Center for three performances designed to draw fans of each.  

Onstage: Infamous Love Songs

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Cross-pollinating arts audiences is paramount in today's economically uncertain times. Case in point: Cincinnati Ballet and storied Cincinnati band Over the Rhine (both beloved cultural icons locally and beyond) will share the stage this weekend at the Aronoff Center for three performances designed to draw fans of each. Six top-notch musicians will play with the duo during 'Infamous Love Songs.'  

Onstage: Cirque du Soleil presents OVO

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 19, 2011
It's big top time again! The animal-free circus of astounding humans, Cirque du Soleil brings another Grand Chapiteau (French for "big top") performance to Cincinnati, this time at Coney Island. There aren't animals, but there are plenty of bugs. The inimitable Montréal-based organization presents 'OVO,' featuring a host of insect characters performing feats daredevil and delightful through May 8.  

Onstage: MamLuft&Co. Homecoming

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 23, 2011
A real-life personal pilgrimage inspired Cincinnati-based modern dance ensemble MamLuft&Co. Dance's 'Homecoming,' presented Saturday. Last year, Founding Director Jeanne Mam-Luft, who was raised in America, journeyed to her native Cambodia — from which her immediate family had fled during the Khmer Rouge era — in the hopes of connecting with her roots and to feel a sense of greater belonging.  

The Firebird Lets Risk Take Flight

The newest creation from the Cincinnati Ballet's Adam Hougland

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Where would dance be without risk? Risk-taking is required to progress the form, especially when it comes to ballet. In recent years, Cincinnati Ballet has taken bold leaps forward by presenting fresh, contemporary works both in their annual New Works studio series and season programs. The newest risk: Adam Hougland's The Firebird.  

Onstage: Cincinnati Ballet's The Firebird

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 15, 2011
The Ballet’s Resident Choreographer Adam Hougland continues to play a recognizable role partnering with the company as he delivers the envelope-pushing goods with plenty of choreographic prowess and arresting visual style. From monsters and magic to men in kilts, boxing boots and mohawks, the world premier of Hougland's 'The Firebird' promises to dazzle audiences this weekend at the Aronoff Center.