Bolero and Symphony in C


In collaboration with

Choreography: Boléro, Victoria Morgan; Symphony in C, George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust; Wunderland [Cincinnati Premiere], Edwaard Liang
Music: Boléro by Maurice Ravel; Symphony in C by Georges Bizet; performed by Cincinnati Ballet Orchestra, conducted by Carmon DeLeone; Wunderland, Philip Glass

Returning for the third time to Cincinnati Ballet by popular demand, Boléro is the most famous of composer Maurice Ravel’s works. Choreographed by Morgan, Boléro builds musically upon a steady drum line, with solitary, seductive instrumentation taking the spotlight. The dancing runs in perfect parallel, as Boléro shows the progression of young dance students to accomplished corps members to flawless principals. Morgan tailors each production of Boléro to the current company, ensuring that the respective strengths and unique talents of each dancer is fully realized and celebrated. Boléro is a true testament to talent and growth.

Wunderland, performed for Cincinnati audiences by BalletMet Columbus, is a neoclassical piece choreographed by BalletMet’s own newly-appointed artistic director Edwaard Liang, and set to the music of acclaimed minimalist composer Philip Glass. Premiering in 2009, Wunderland takes Liang’s signature fluidity and creativity and combines them with crisp articulation and technique for a work of both intriguing tension and harmony.

Created by world-renowned choreographer George Balanchine, Symphony in C is set to composer Georges Bizet’s once-lost Symphony in C. This classical ballet is the epitome of the marriage of movement to music on stage, and is filled with Balanchine’s appreciation of lines and structure. Four movements compose Symphony in C, each one varying in intensity, tone and theme, coming together for the impressive grand finale.  New York Times critic Alastair Macaulay describes Symphony in C as “the most exhilarating piece in world repertory.” Both Cincinnati Ballet and BalletMet dancers will perform Symphony in C.

Performance Dates and Times
Friday, March 28 - 8:00 pm Saturday, March 29 - 8:00 pm
Saturday, March 29 - 2:00 pm  

Meet the Artists will take place at 7:00 pm, March 28. [Learn More]


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