Director’s Cut: Musical Masters

Must-see dances and master composers | March 15-18

A once-in-a-lifetime dance feast, featuring Fancy Free, the delightful Jerome Robbins classic set to an iconic score by Leonard Bernstein. Paired with Balanchine’s balletic firecracker Rubies (music by Stravinsky), and Garrett Smith’s mesmerizing Facades (music by Vivaldi, Handel and Philip Glass), a range of dynamic choreography is connected by the works of musical masters.


  • Multiple pieces in various styles
  • Never before seen world premieres
  • Choreography by Justin Peck of New York City Ballet

Patriotic Pas: Victoria Morgan
Capricious Maneuvers: Justin Peck
Raymonda: Staged by Dawn Kelly after Marius Petipa
World Premiere: Ma Cong
Fusion: Yuri Possokhov
Prohibition Condition: James Cunningham

Patriotic Pas: Morton Gould – American Salute
Capricious Maneuvers: Lukas Foss – Capriccio
Raymonda: Alexander Glazunov
World Premiere by Ma Cong: Ólafur Arnalds
Fusion: Graham Fitkin
Prohibition Condition: Dmitri Shostakovich

Cincinnati Ballet Dancers

Director's Cut: Musical Masters Performance Schedule

Added Performance

Thursday, March 15, 2018

7:30 pm

  • Aronoff Center for the Arts

Friday, March 16, 2018

8:00 pm

  • Aronoff Center for the Arts

Saturday, March 17, 2018

2:00 pm

  • Aronoff Center for the Arts

Saturday, March 17, 2018

8:00 pm

  • Aronoff Center for the Arts
Added Performance

Sunday, March 18, 2018

6:30 pm

  • Aronoff Center for the Arts

Director’s Cut: Musical Masters Sponsors

Kitty & Dick Rosenthal

Production Presenters

John Steele

Jen & John Stein

Wild Sweet Love Trailer

Catch a glimpse of the title piece to Wild Sweet Love, choreographed by Trey McIntyre and set to an eclectic mix of rock and roll favorites and classical cornerstones.

Director’s Cut Sponsors

Mary Ann & John Boorn

Mrs. Dianne Dunkelman & Mr. Peter Schwartz

Carol & Robert Olson

Jennifer & John Stein

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