A tailor-made evening: two regional premieres and the return of the wacky and popular, Chasing Squirrel.
The conclusion of the 2014-2015 Season is the ultimate cherry on top: a tailor-made evening of selections by Artistic Director & CEO Victoria Morgan. “These three pieces are choreographic powerhouses. They exemplify the direction dance is headed and changing the way people think about dance,” says Morgan.
Yuri Possokhov, renowned choreographer in residence with San Francisco Ballet, brings Classical Symphony, demonstrating his unique brand of classical ballet–with a twist. Feast of the Gods, by Edwaard Liang, artistic director of neighbor city and frequent collaborate BalletMet Columbus, is a deftly-nuanced, high-energy piece set to the angular yet lush violin works of Ottorino Respighi. Trey McIntyre’s Chasing Squirrel completes the forward-thinking evening. Originally created on Cincinnati Ballet for the 2004 Vail Festival, Chasing Squirrel was most recently seen at The Joyce Theater in New York City, and was praised as an “uproarious, testosterone-infused, chaotic delight” by the Cincinnati Enquirer.
“[Chasing Squirrel is] off the wall fun.”
“By the finale, there are so many gloriously moving parts that [Classical Symphony is] like a giant choreographic Rube Goldberg machine or an OK Go video.”
“[Chasing Squirrel is] a raucous work, exuberant and raw in a way rarely seen on the ballet stage.”
the details of Director’s Choice
Moments fly by on stage, and with three ballets packed in to every Director’s Choice show from May 8 – 9, we thought “Let’s slow it down and revel in the athleticism of these ballet dancers in slow motion!”
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Download the 1415 Director’s Choice Press Release Director’s Choice is a unique, mixed-repertoire presentation with selections chosen specifically for Cincinnati audiences by Artistic Director & CEO Victoria Morgan, including Classical Symphony, Feast of the Gods and Chasing Squirrel. “These three pieces are choreographic powerhouses,” says Morgan. “They exemplify the direction ballet is headed and changing the […]
“[These choreographers] exemplify the direction dance is headed and changing the way people think about dance.”
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