Bold Moves

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.


  • Cutting-edge choreography
  • Live Music from Eighth Blackbird
  • Two World Premieres

Murder Ballades: Justin Peck
World Premiere: Jennifer Archibald
World Premiere: Kate Weare

Eighth Blackbird

Cincinnati Ballet Company Dancers

Bold Moves Performance Schedule

Added Performance

Thursday, April 26, 2018

7:30 pm

  • Aronoff Center for the Arts

Friday, April 27, 2018

8:00 pm

  • Aronoff Center for the Arts

Saturday, April 28, 2018

2:00 pm

  • Aronoff Center for the Arts

Saturday, April 28, 2018

8:00 pm

  • Aronoff Center for the Arts
Added Performance

Sunday, April 29, 2018

6:30 pm

  • Aronoff Center for the Arts

Bold Moves Sponsors

Rosemary & Mark Schlachter

Dick Antoine & Dorothy O’Brien

“…one of the smartest, most dynamic contemporary classical ensembles on the planet…”

Chicago Tribune

“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.”

Anna Della Subin, The New York Times

Bold Moves Sponsors

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

Richard Weiland

Community Partner

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