The best of contemporary ballet at your doorstep | April 26-29
Featuring popular works of today, adventurous choreographers, and bold elevations into uncharted territory. This year’s Bold Moves includes powerful premieres and music by Chicago ensemble Eighth Blackbird. Plus, New York City Ballet star Justin Peck teams up with rock star Bryce Dessner.
Murder Ballades: Justin Peck
MYOHO: Jennifer Archibald
Show Yourself To Me: Kate Weare
Murder Ballades: Composed by Bryce Dessner
learn to fly: Composed by David Lang
Pulse: Composed by Robert Honstein
Doublespeak: Composed by Nico Muhly
Cast: Composed by Jacob Cooper
Still Life with Avalanche: Composed by Missy Maszzoli
Performed live by Eighth Blackbird
Cincinnati Ballet Company Dancers
“…one of the smartest, most dynamic contemporary classical ensembles on the planet…”
Bold Moves Sponsors
Peter T. Joseph Foundation
Eighth Blackbird Presenters
Rosemary & Mark Schlachter
Don Beck & Larry Enyon
Dick Antoine & Dorothy O’Brien
Joni Herschede Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation
Scenic and Costume Sponsors
Lauren & Jimmy Miller
Tim & Tamela Zimmerman
Harry & Ann Santen
Special thanks to our Étoile women’s affinity group members and sponsors for supporting female choreography.
Cincinnati Ballet presents a wide variety of repertoire during its performance season, including a number of new works. In this issue, Artistic Director, Victoria Morgan, talks about the upcoming Bold Moves program and some of her favorite moments of the 2018-2019 Season. 1. What are the characteristics of the ballets chosen for a Bold Moves […]
An exciting component of this season’s April Bold Moves triple bill is the world premiere of Cincinnati Ballet Artistic Director Victoria Morgan’s Dancing to Oz, with original music by Maestro Carmon DeLeone. Here’s a “sneak peek” interview with her about what’s happening with this new ballet based upon the classic Oz tale and created for both adults […]
The sensory-friendly performance will be performed at 5pm, designed to create a welcoming and inviting experience for patrons and children with sensory sensitivities or specific needs. These adjustments include gentle lighting and sound, on-hand specialists, and a flexible, open-door theater environment, complete with designated break spaces.
Gaga is more of a sensory experience than a dance. It’s improvisational. It’s freeform. It’s kinesthetic. It’s “moving from far engines,” says Wagner.
Authenticity shouldn’t be hard to find in Bold Moves. Both choreographers are bringing their personal stories to the table and translating them into a performance that’s reflective of their lives, but also open to interpretation from the audience.
See how Ohad Naharin’s Minus 16 is changing the way Cincinnati Ballet dancers are approaching their craft in our interviews about learning Naharin’s famed Gaga technique.
We sat down with Cincinnati Ballet dancers to talk about their personal favorite Hougland piece, and what to expect from his world premiere of Cut to the Chase during Bold Moves, March 17-18.
Famed Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin brings Minus 16 and a whole new language of movement to Bold Moves, March 17-18. Peek into rehearsal in this photo gallery.
Adam Hougland premieres a brand new world premiere, Cut to the Chase, during Bold Moves March 17-18. Peek into rehearsal in this photo gallery.
Ever since he joined the company as Resident Choreographer in 2009, he’s been creating fantastic world premieres and contributing to some of Cincinnati’s most memorable productions like Frampton and Cincinnati Ballet Live, Cincinnati Ballet & Over the Rhine Live and The Firebird.
Known to The New York Times as “one of the most important choreographers in the world,” Ohad Naharin’s unique movement language, the Gaga technique, has made waves across the globe.
“Naharin has combined pure movement and theater in pieces charged with tension and drama that nonetheless, he claims, go beyond political metaphor or any particular meaning; Naharin is instead ‘‘turned on by the act of composition,’’ by textures, colors, rhythms.”
Production and Community Outreach Sponsor
Ariel Quartet Sponsor
Ariel Quartet Sponsor
Sue & Bill Friedlander
Richard Antoine & Dorothy O’Brien
Linda & Gary Greenberg
Lauren & Jimmy Miller
Dianne & J. David Rosenberg
Donald Beck & Lawrence E. Eynon
John & Jennifer Stein