CityBeat - Dance http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-30-1-dance.html <![CDATA[Joseph Gatti and Adiarys Almeida Return for 'The Nutcracker' - ]]> Ever heard of freelance dancing? Independent ballet dancers Joseph Gatti and Adiarys Almeida — formerly of the Cincinnati Ballet — stepped out as free agents this past July, following five years of contracts with some illustrious international companies.]]> <![CDATA[Dance Of The Dead - Former Cincinnati Ballet soloist Dawn Kelly joins Exhale Dance Tribe for annual Halloween show]]>

Over-the-Rhine’s Memorial Hall, the Tiffany-chandeliered, 1908 Beaux-Arts treasure teeming with handcrafted details in marble, wood and plaster, is tucked at Grant and Elm streets, next to Music Hall. The space is said to be haunted by the figure of a Civil War-era soldier who materializes in one of the steep balconies.

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<![CDATA['Swan Lake' Collaboration Brings Fully Staged Classic to Cincinnati - ]]> It’s perhaps the most iconic dance segment in the world-famous 19th-century ballet Swan Lake. It begins in Act II, when enchanted swan maidens, costumed in pristine white tutus, enter a moonlit lakeside scene one by one in what’s often been called the greatest possible accomplishment for a corps de ballet.
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<![CDATA["Movement Specialists" Assemble Local Performers for a Cause - ]]> First launched in 2011, the evocatively titled Global Water Dances was a biennial world event hatched by movement specialists at a 2008 conference in England.]]> <![CDATA[Dancing Outside the Box - ]]> Pilobolus Dance Theatre has never been a typical dance company. From its origins at Dartmouth College in 1971, its nonconformity and evolution are in its DNA and have enabled the company to flourish where it will — much like the sun-loving fungus after which it’s named.]]> <![CDATA[Frampton and the Ballet: Dancing, Singing, Playing on the Edge - ]]> Few things good ever come easily, or without stepping outside one’s comfort zone. But persistence paid off in Cincinnati Ballet’s pursuit of Peter Frampton, the Grammy-winning guitar hero with a career spanning decades.]]> <![CDATA[Contemporary Dance Theater Turns 40 - ]]> When someone falls in love with dance, it’s often a lifetime experience. It’s been that way for Jefferson James, founder, artistic director and CEO of Contemporary Dance Theater, today Cincinnati’s premiere presenter of a diversity of contemporary dance.
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<![CDATA[Cincinnati Ballet's 'Romeo & Juliet' Brings Perfect Partnerships - ]]> Partnering gets taken to the next level in Cincinnati Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet this weekend. Not only has much of the choreography changed since the company premiered this production five years ago, but the people involved have also evolved.
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<![CDATA[Dance Goes Interactive with ZviDance - ]]> Do you know when you go to a dance concert — or any formal performance — and they ask you to turn off your phones? Well, that won’t be happening when ZviDance performs Zoom at the Aronoff Center this weekend ]]> <![CDATA[Finding The Sweet Spot - Cincinnati Ballet’s new Nutcracker offers entertaining blend of family fun and outstanding dancing]]> As a ballet, The Nutcracker stands alone. On paper, it’s classical and traditional, yet to succeed — not to mention sell tickets — a production must offer big fun for the whole family.]]> <![CDATA[Exhale Transforms Emery Theatre into Haunted House of Dance - ]]> Let’s cut to the chase: Dead Can Dance is no ordinary dance show. True to form, Cincinnati-based Exhale Dance Tribe pushes a range of artistic and stylistic boundaries in this single-evening production.
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<![CDATA[Cincinnati Ballet Spotlights Female Choreographers - ]]> 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.
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<![CDATA[Cincinnati Ballet’s Carmon DeLeone Shines On - ]]>

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.

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<![CDATA[Teach the Children Well - Modern Dance show Fable and Faith is aimed at both adults and kids]]>

Fairy tales, however fantastical, are more than mere fluff. Try mining them for more meaning and mixing them with modern dance. This seems like the most natural thing in the world for internationally recognized choreographer/artistic director Robert Moses.

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<![CDATA[Cincinnati Ballet Production Makes High Art More Human - ]]>

At heart, Carmen is a sensual story of passion. Putting a daring new spin on one of the best-known and beloved stories of opera repertoire sounds like a tall order. But internationally renowned choreographer Amedeo Amodio is perfectly suited to create a contemporary-infused dance version.

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<![CDATA[Carmen (Preview) - Cincinnati Ballet interpretation of classic adds fiery enthusiasm]]> At heart, Carmen is a sensual story of passion. Putting a daring new spin on one of the best-known and beloved stories of opera repertoire sounds like a tall order. But internationally renowned choreographer Amedeo Amodio is perfectly suited to create a contemporary-infused dance version. Expect fiery dancing filled with feeling and meaning.]]> <![CDATA[Dance Delights - ]]>

Cincinnati Ballet’s The New Nutcracker is, in a word, spectacular. And I mean that in the literal sense: It’s truly a spectacle. Thursday evening’s well-attended opening night at the Aronoff Center offered an impressive smorgasbord of visual and dance delights.

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<![CDATA[A Magical Makeover - Cincinnati Ballet’s The New Nutcracker gets its stellar act together]]>

Imagine what goes into creating a brand-new production of a beloved full-length ballet, top to bottom. The time is finally here: Cincinnati Ballet’s long-awaited, eagerly anticipated The New Nutcracker premieres Thursday at the Aronoff Center.

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<![CDATA[Speaking His Language - Koresh Dance Company connects dancers and audiences through the language of dance]]>

At heart, dance is all about expression, and Ronen “Roni” Koresh gets it. Over two decades, his jazz-infused yet modern Koresh Dance Company has earned a reputation for delivering powerhouse performances to sold-out venues nationally and abroad. For the first time in three years, the Philadelphia-based ensemble returns to the Aronoff Center’s Jarson-Kaplan Theater this weekend, kicking off Contemporary Dance Theater’s 2011-2012 Guest Artist Series.

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<![CDATA[Everybody Dance Now - Myriad people and companies join forces for <i>DanceCincinnati2011</i>]]>

For many Cincinnati area audiences, dance means classical ballet — annual Nutcracker performances or perhaps Swan Lake. But Mario de la Nuez and Meridith Benson, co-artistic directors of de la Dance Company, are trying to change all that with performance evenings like DanceCincinnati2011.

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