Catharsis through dance.
From Cincinnati Ballet’s resident choreographer Adam Hougland comes the moving Mozart’s Requiem. Hougland’s exploration of mortality, told in a series of compelling, achingly realistic vignettes, is underscored by the fact that Mozart died before completing his famous Requiem Mass in D Minor.
Yet from darkness comes light: the characters journey from grief and loss towards acceptance and hope, leaving us all having finally embraced the ultimate unknown. In its 2010 world premiere, created for Cincinnati Ballet, Mozart’s Requiem was praised by the Cincinnati Enquirer as being “audacious and challenging and thought-provoking. Most important, it is a rich and important addition to the Cincinnati Ballet repertory.”
“[Mozart’s Requiem] is all about finding peace for those who have died. Death cannot be conquered. So we honor it with music – and ballet – like this.”
Fun Fact: Mozart’s Requiem was created specifically for Cincinnati Ballet by Adam Hougland in 2010.
“…audacious and challenging and thought-provoking. Most important, it is a rich and important addition to the Cincinnati Ballet repertory.”
Dawn Kelly, former dancer, returns to help set the ballet.
Dawn Kelly graced the stage of Cincinnati Ballet’s World Premiere of Mozart’s Requiem in 2010, shortly before retiring from the stage. With Mozart’s Requiem back for the 2014 – 2015 season, she has returned to help the company perfect this unique piece of the Cincinnati Ballet repertory. Hear about her transition from dancer to repetiteur, and the weight of responsibility that comes with passing company traditions on to the next generation.
See an entire Mozart’s Requiem dress rehearsal in a 2 minute time lapse video.
You’ve seen ballet from the orchestra seats. We’ve even showed you what it’s like on stage. But this time we’ve gone further… about 100 feet further in fact. We hid a camera on the set floating high above the dancers to capture Mozart’s Requiem from an impossible angle during technical rehearsals. Watch as the Cincinnati Ballet dancers practice […]
Cincinnati Ballet’s 2014-2015 Season sees the return of blockbuster
ballet favorites and exciting world premieres: The Kaplan New Works Series, Peter Pan,
Frisch’s Presents The Nutcracker, ALICE (in wonderland), Mozart’s Requiem and Director’s
“Adam Hougland has created a full-length ballet that exposes emotions you only face in the most tragic of circumstances… It’s about struggle; but, ultimately, it’s about survival. “