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
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.
In the swelling tide of Dance producers with great ears, a
metric ton of talent and the laser-focused potential to take Electronic
Dance music to an exponentially higher level, few stars shine as bright
as Pierce Fulton. Recently spotlighted by genre bible Mixmag
in their “Keep An Eye On” column, Fulton is one of the most gifted
boardsmen among the Dance scene’s Nu Skool producers, an amazing
accomplishment for the 19-year-old Vermont native.
One of Cincinnati’s top and most
consistent original music clubs is celebrating its 10th anniversary this
weekend with a blowout party featuring lots of live music. And it’s all
free, of course, because the club in question is the beloved Northside
Tavern, located in heart of Northside’s bustling strip along Hamilton
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.
Honestly, if you saw the name Borgore typeset in one of
those dripping entrails fonts, wouldn’t you expect a downtuned Death
Metal corpsefest? Don’t let the name fool you; Borgore is one of the
Dubstep scene’s leading lights. There’s no dance floor at a Borgore gig; there’s the front door and the pit. Get in it.
When it comes to Alt/Indie
Rock, new bands appear on the radar almost daily. What has kept Young
the Giant on the tips of everyone’s tongues is its ability to be more.
The band channels its California home with a sound that is summery and
playful, while its anthemic guitar sounds and danceable beats have a
strange tendency to make you long for the beach. In a word: fun.
The idea of “dance theater”
(“Tanztheater” in German) evolved from expressionist dance in 1920s
Vienna, with a new form developing and spreading throughout Central
Europe beginning in 1917. The term re-emerged during the 1980s and Pina
Bausch, a student of one of the leaders of this school of dance, became a
new school practioner of note.
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.