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Dance: Cincinnati Ballet's The Sammy Project!

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Cincinnati Ballet tops off its season with 'The Sammy Project!,' a lively mixed bill that promises to please. Spanning a repertoire of wildly diverse styles, the trio of works showcases the dancers' ever-expanding, far-reaching talents. Friday and Saturday at the Aronoff Center for the Arts.  

Dance: Mozart’s Requiem

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 24, 2010
A bathtub, a bed, lots of heavy leather suitcases — not necessarily props you expect to see onstage for a ballet, let alone for a ballet set to the high funereal seriousness of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Requiem. But that’s just some of what audiences will experience at Adam Hougland’s world premiere ballet, Mozart’s Requiem, Friday and Saturday at the Aronoff Center.  

Dance of the Living Dead

Service for the dead becomes dance for the living in Cincinnati Ballet's 'Requiem'

2 Comments · Tuesday, March 23, 2010
A bathtub, a bed, lots of heavy leather suitcases — not necessarily props you expect to see onstage for a ballet, let alone for a ballet set to the high funereal seriousness of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's 'Requiem.' But that's just some of what audiences will experience at Adam Hougland's world premiere ballet, 'Mozart's Requiem,' Friday and Saturday at the Aronoff Center.  

Dance: Cincinnati Ballet's Cinderella

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 9, 2010
More than just a classic fairy tale about dreams coming true, Cinderella also makes for a delightful time at the ballet: plenty of pantomime, ugly stepsisters (roles traditionally danced by men in drag) and fun fantasies abound, not to mention a race against the clock! The Cincinnati Ballet's bubbly production promises to sweep you off your feet Friday-Sunday at the Aronoff Center.  

Dance: CDT ZviDance

0 Comments · Monday, January 25, 2010
If hot topics such as marriage and the courtship rituals of seeking a lover set to music by Stravinsky and Nick Cave sound appealing, you won’t want to miss New York City-based ZviDance’s first-ever local performances. Friday and Saturday at the Aronoff Center's Jaron-Kaplan Theater.  

In the Nick of Time

Cincinnati Ballet gets grant for live music, but not all are pleased

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 23, 2009
As part of a recent groundbreaking $85 million dollar grant to the arts focused on music from longtime Cincinnati arts philanthropist Louise Nippert, beginning in the latter half of 2010, the Ballet will be generously funded to the tune of about $200,000 for three productions per ballet season with Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra accompaniment.  

Dance: Cincinnati Ballet's The Nutcracker

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 15, 2009
It's holiday time and therefore 'Nutcracker' time, complete with Sugar Plum fairies, sword-fighting rats, dancing dolls, a spine-tingling Tchaikovsky score and much more. It's a remarkable year for Cincinnati Ballet's presentation of the seasonal classic for a few reasons, including that it's the final year for this particular production ... so catch it while you can. Through Dec. 27 at the Aronoff Center.  

Dance: Rhythm in Shoes

0 Comments · Monday, November 16, 2009
Contemporary Dance Theater brings Rhythm in Shoes to the Aronoff Center for a final go-round in Banjo Dance: A Celebration of the American Spirit, featuring traditional Appalachian forms with a twist. Don’t miss this last local opportunity to catch Rhythm in Shoes’s singular style of lively dancing to live music. 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.  

Dance: Swan Lake

0 Comments · Monday, October 19, 2009
Just the mention of Swan Lake conjures images of grand classical ballet. Its enduring popularity ensures its place among the most performed ballets worldwide. This weekend at the Aronoff Center, Cincinnati Ballet and Columbus’s BalletMet team up for a powerhouse production: a combined cast of over 50 professional dancers, with lead roles danced by Cincinnati Ballet. Enjoy the enhanced emotion of Tchaikovsky’s hauntingly beautiful score played by Cincinnati Ballet Orchestra. $25-$80. 8 p.m. Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.  

New Works (Review)

Cincinnati Ballet's season opener offers crowd-pleasing, modern-leaning good time

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Dance is never better than when paired with live music. Starting its season, Cincinnati Ballet's 'New Works' opening-night Thursday marked the sole performance featuring live musical accompaniment from popular local artists for three of five local choreographers' works (plus one cool Italian native).