The Kaplan New Works Series




Four World Premieres

Choreography: Heather Britt, Val Caniparoli, Jodie Gates, James Kudelka, Gina Patterson
Music: Various

The much-anticipated September opener of Cincinnati Ballet’s season, now in its ninth year, New Works has become renowned for shining the spotlight on groundbreaking choreographers, presenting their works in the intimate Mickey Jarson Kaplan Performance Studio at Cincinnati Ballet Center to rapt, often sold-out crowds. Powerful, emotive dancing is presented mere feet from the audience, a perspective that lends itself to the better appreciation of the dancers’ sheer talent and magnitude of humanity being expressed.

2013-2014 brings the return of the wildly popular The Man in Black. Choreographed by James Kudelka, The Man in Black is a moving revelation about the human experience, set to six covers performed by the inimitably heart-wrenching Johnny Cash.

Rhythm & Motion director Heather Britt debuts a world premiere, as does Val Caniparoli, familiar to Cincinnati audiences as the choreographer of Frisch's Presents The Nutcracker from 2001-2011. World-recognized Jodie Gates and Gina Patterson also bring world premieres to the open stage of New Works.

The first production of our celebratory 50th Anniversary Season is not to be missed.

Performance Dates and Times
Thursday, September 12 - 8:00 pm SOLD OUT Thursday, September 19 - 8:00 pm SOLD OUT
Friday, September 13 - 8:00 pm SOLD OUT Friday, September 20 - 8:00 pm SOLD OUT
Saturday, September 14 - 2:00 pm Saturday, September 21 - 2:00 pm  
Saturday, September 14 - 8:00 pm SOLD OUT Saturday, September 21 - 8:00 pm SOLD OUT
Wednesday, September 18 - 8:00 pm  Sunday, September 22 - 2:00 pm  SOLD OUT

Behind the Curtain

Curious to know more about the inspiration behind the performance? Join us for Behind the Curtain, a post-performance conversation with the dancers and artistic team who bring The Kaplan New Works Series to life.

Behind the Curtain takes place immediately following the evening performances on September 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21

Production Sponsors

Dianne Dunkelman & Peter Schwartz
Dianne & J. David Rosenberg
Karen & Christopher Bowman
Christopher & Alexandra Keith Fund (GCF)


2015-2016 Season Sponsors