If movement serves as language, then the Space Movement Project, a Chicago-based modern dance collective, displays fluency in its Cincy Fringe debut. The six women dance a lot throughout the piece, and their movement vocabulary proved extensive; I recall only a few recurring motifs.
Combining black-and-white video interview segments of many diverse people responding to questions about dance with live-action spoken word, choreographed movement and some audience interaction, Pones Inc. raises questions about personal early memories of dance, what dance means culturally, why more people don't go see dance and in general why more people don't dance.
As anyone in a big city knows, familiarity and comfort can require time and effort. Modern dance collective The Space Movement Project delved into the individual experiences of its company members (some Chicago newcomers and some natives) to find differences and common ground in their ties to the city.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.