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April 25-28
Aronoff Center

A dazzling triple bill

Your whole family will enjoy this delightful triple bill. For the first time in company history we present Jiří Kylián’s Sechs Tänze, a whimsical take on the aristocratic era set to the music of Mozart. Filled with sophisticated precision, this fanciful romp is poetic and playful. Along with Sechs Tänze is the world premiere of Victoria Morgan’s Dancing to Oz with original music by Maestro Carmon DeLeone. Based upon the classic Oz tale, the ballet begins in a dance studio. Our heroine follows a fabled path that ultimately reveals hidden strengths. Closing out the bill is Ma Cong’s Near Light which expresses the power of perspective by using different movement and a rose to demonstrate a variety of emotions which can inspire great change and progress.


  • World Premiere

Sechs Tänze: Jiří Kylián
Dancing to Oz: Victoria Morgan
Near Light: Ma Cong

Sechs Tänze: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Dancing to Oz: Carmon DeLeone
Near Light: “Old Skin,” “Near Light,” “brim,” “Words of Amber,” “This Place Was a Shelter” by Ólafur Arnalds

Concept and Libretto: Alexander LaFrance
Cincinnati Ballet Dancers

Bold Moves Performance Schedule

7:30 pm

  • Aronoff Center for the Arts

8:00 pm

  • Aronoff Center for the Arts

2:00 pm

  • Aronoff Center for the Arts

8:00 pm

  • Aronoff Center for the Arts

6:30 pm

  • Aronoff Center for the Arts

Bold Moves Production Sponsors

Lynn & Brian Good

Peter T. Joseph Foundation

Marty Ragland

Dancing to Oz Sponsors

Margaret & Michael Valentine

Kitty & Dick Rosenthal

Kelly Brown