The Kaplan New Works Series



Who: Choreography by Jennifer Archibald, Heather Britt, Victoria Morgan, Amy Seiwert, William Whitener; Music by various artists
What: Four world premieres and one Cincinnati premiere

Where: The Aronoff Center for the Arts, Jarson-Kaplan Theater
When: September 11-21, 2014

Boldly moving choreography forward, one jeté at a time.

Now in its tenth year, The Kaplan New Works Series continues to innovate, elevate and celebrate modern choreographers while showcasing the dancers, spotlighting their strength, athleticism and diversity. New Works is performed in a smaller, more intimate setting than all of our other productions, allowing the audience to feel the raw energy this series generates.

This September's choreographer roster includes: Jennifer Archibald, founder and artistic director of New York City's acclaimed Arch Dance Company; Heather Britt, a six-time collaborator with Cincinnati Ballet and founder of the wildly-popular DANCEFIX; Cincinnati Ballet's own Artistic Director & CEO Victoria Morgan; Amy Seiwert, artistic director of Imagery, who last choreographed for New Works with 2011's I Think of You Often; and William Whitener, former artistic director of Kansas City Ballet and Artist in Residence for part of the 2013-2014 Season.
Left to right: Maizyalet Velázquez & James Gilmer; Sirui Liu & Rodrigo Almarales; Cincinnati Ballet dancers | Photography: Peter Mueller

Thursday, September 11 - 8:00 pm Thursday, September 18 - 8:00 pm
Friday, September 12 - 8:00 pm Friday, September 19 - 8:00 pm
Saturday, September 13 - 2:00 pm Saturday, September 20 - 2:00 pm  
Saturday, September 13 - 8:00 pm Saturday, September 20 - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, September 17 - 8:00 pm  Sunday, September 21 - 2:00 pm


10.1.14 - Community Arts News: Tapas of Dance from Around the World
• 9.14.14 - Cincinnati Enquirer: Ballet's 'New Works' offers dance of substance
• 9.12.14 - Cincinnati Refined: Cincinnati Ballet: New Season, New Works
• 9.7.14 - Cincinnati Enquirer: Cincinnati Ballet's 'New Works' settles into new home
8.20.14 - CityBeat: Brave New World, The Evolution of Cincinnati Ballet's Kaplan New Works Series
8.11.14 - CB News Release: The Kaplan New Works Series

Critics' Corner

David Lyman, Cincinnati Enquirer, September 2013: New Works is about revelations. Not just choreographic revelations. But since they see these dancers in different ways, the guest choreographers who create these new works offer us revelations about the performers themselves."


Jennifer Archibald Choreography Sponsor
Dianne Dunkelman & Peter Schwartz

Heather Britt Choreography Sponsors

Victoria Morgan Choreography Sponsors
John & Betsy LaMacchia 

Karen F. Maier 

Amy Seiwert Choreography Sponsors
Dianne & J. David Rosenberg
Christopher & Alexandra Keith 

William Whitener Choreography Sponsor
Karen & Christopher Bowman

Music Sponsor
The John C. Griswold Foundation

Performance Host 

Elementz Sponsors
The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

2015-2016 Season Sponsors