The Kaplan New Works Series

3 World Premieres
Heather Britt, Paige Cunningham Caldarella, Jessica Lang, Amy Seiwert
Music: Various

“In the 2012-2013 Season, American ballet companies with budgets over $5 Million will present approximately 290 works with a mere 25 of them by female choreographers. Cincinnati Ballet is proud to be presenting seven of those. No other company comes close. I have no doubt you will discover the women featured in our New Works Series to be truly astounding, and, in keeping with our tradition, they bring us work that is innovative, provocative and delightfully surprising." - Victoria Morgan, Artistic Director & CEO  

Each September, on the edge of Cincinnati’s downtown, audiences gather in an intimate performance studio prepared for the unexpected. As the lights go down and they settle in, anticipation hangs in the air, but no one knows what will come next. 

The Kaplan New Works Series is an innovative laboratory of dance that offers the rare opportunity to see the next big ballet before it’s the next big ballet. It’s an intimate experiment that puts you so close to the action you can almost touch it. Previous incarnations have included James Kudelka’s The Man in Black, set to the music of Johnny Cash, sultry works by Missy Lay Zimmer and Andrew Hubbard, and unique collaborations of music, movement and performance art. This year, with a focus on female choreographers, the possibilities are boundless.

Don’t miss your opportunity to say, “I was there when..."

Click here to see rehearsal and performance photos.

Since New Works focuses on female choreographers, we thought it would be great if we could give back to women in our community. We will be collecting items for Women's Crisis Center during all performances of New Works. Women's Crisis Center is "Committed to lead our community in the social change needed to end domestic violence, rape and sexual assault." Services are provided confidentially and at no cost. Click here for a list of items that can be donated. Find out more information at

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, choreographers and designers who bring The Kaplan New Works Series to life.  
Behind the Curtain takes place immediately following the evening performances on September 6, 8, 13 and 15.
Performance Dates and Times
Thursday, September 6 - 8:00 pm Thursday, September 13 - 8:00 pm
Friday, September 7 - 8:00 pm
Friday, September 14 - 8:00 pm
Saturday, September 8 - 2:00 pm Saturday, September 15 - 2:00 pm
Saturday, September 8 - 8:00 pm
Saturday, September 15 - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, September 12 - 8:00 pm Sunday, September 16 - 2:00 pm

  Single Tickets start at $50.

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