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.
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.
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
In 1981, 17-year-old Bill Manspeaker and three friends
formed the novelty Punk band Green Jellö with the express intent of
being the world’s worst band; their name reflected the notion that lime
Jell-O was terrible.
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.
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
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