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Onstage: Cincinnati Ballet's The Nutcracker

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Watching Christmas classics on the tube can be fun, but this year why not treat the family to a more memorable tradition? Cincinnati Ballet's 'The Nutcracker,' presented at the Aronoff Center through Dec. 26, offers a host of holiday delights for all ages: Sugar plum fairies, sword-fighting rats, dancing dolls and more. Kids love watching other kids onstage, and the illustrious Val Caniparoli's choreography and character roles delight both longtime dance aficionados and newbies alike.  

Dance: Bill Young/Colleen Thomas & Dancers

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 2, 2010
One of many aspects I love most about modern dance is its capacity to connect people beyond boundaries of language, culture and other differences. And it moves people. New York City-based Bill Young/Colleen Thomas & Dancers walk the talk, internationally speaking. Known for overseas exchanges, in recent years the company has featured dancers from Greece, Germany, Cape Verde, Venezuela, Albania and China. They perform Friday-Saturday at the Aronoff Center.  

No-Sleep 'Sleeping Beauty'

Cincinnati Ballet brings grandeur and history to Music Hall and vice versa

0 Comments · Thursday, October 21, 2010
Devon Carney is tired, but somehow he doesn't look the part. Cincinnati Ballet's associate artistic director has been putting in roughly 16-hour days recently. All these efforts go toward the company's upcoming production — ironically, 'The Sleeping Beauty.' The four performances this weekend mark Cincinnati Ballet's return to Music Hall.  

Onstage: Cincinnati Ballet's The Sleeping Beauty

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Devon Carney is tired, but somehow he doesn't look the part. The associate artistic director for Cincinnati Ballet has been putting in roughly 16-hour days recently. All these efforts go toward the company's upcoming production — ironically, 'Sleeping Beauty.' When I playfully suggest he'd be a sleeping beauty when this is over, Carney chuckles and replies, "Boy, you are not kidding! Oh my word …"  

Onstage: Performance and Time Arts

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Sometimes aging is no laughing matter, but growing older requires a sense of humor. For this installment of the eclectic mixed-media Performance and Time Arts series, modern dance choreographer and CCM Dance Division faculty member Judith Mikita has created "Working in a Dead Woman's Kitchen and Other Stories," a new work revolving around a trio of true stories of older adults. Performed Friday-Saturday at College Hill Town Hall.  

Onstage: New Works at Cincinnati Ballet

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 7, 2010
It's time for Cincinnati Ballet's annual 'New Works' mixed repertory program, kicking off the company's 2010-11 season. The sensuality and inner workings of a handful of various local, national and international choreographers' new — and mostly contemporary — pieces are on display. "It isn't just movement for movement's sake," says Exhale Dance Tribe's Missy Lay Zimmer, who choreographed a piece with husband Andrew Hubbard again this year. Through Sept. 19.  

Fall Arts Preview: Dance

Options range from boundary-pushing to sexy

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 1, 2010
I'm always sad to see summer go, but fall is around the corner and that means dance and so much more returns to local stages. Once again, Cincinnati Ballet kicks off the season with its ever-evolving 'New Works' production featuring, well, new works from local, national and international choreographers. Cin City Burlesque, Performance and Time Arts Series and Contemporary Dance Theater also have new offerings.  

Onstage: Gala of International Dance Stars

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Galas mean celebrations and this year's ninth annual Gala of International Dance Stars brings not only a thrilling evening of dance for the audience but also excitement for the classically trained professional performers. Presented by ballet tech cincinnati at the Aronoff Center, the Gala offers a powerhouse pack of extraordinary dancers hand-picked from top companies from around the country and beyond.  

Gala Gallantry

Dancers with local ties perform in the Gala of International Dance Stars

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Galas mean celebrations, and this year's ninth annual Gala of International Dance Stars brings not only a thrilling evening of dance for the audience but also excitement for the classically trained professional performers. Presented by ballet tech cincinnati at the Aronoff Center, the Gala offers a powerhouse pack of extraordinary dancers hand-picked from top companies from around the country and beyond.  

Money Back Guaranteed

1 Comments · Thursday, June 10, 2010
Houston-based Psophonia Dance Company has proven itself again to be a thoroughly modern dance ensemble in every sense of the word. In their returning Cincy Fringe appearance, the ensemble once again addresses contemporary issues with fun, flair and plenty of enjoyable dancing.