Prodigal Son

Triple bill includes Prodigal Son, Extremely Close and Concerto #4


Choreography: George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust
Music: Sergei Prokofiev, performed by Cincinnati Ballet Orchestra, conducted by Carmon DeLeone
Every once in awhile a story comes along that serves as a thankful reminder of unconditional love. Prodigal Son stands as an enduring testament to the redemptive grace of a father’s love and the power of forgiveness as a wayward son finds his way back home. 
As told by the greatest choreographer of the 20th century, George Balanchine, Prodigal Son is a true masterpiece.

Extremely Close
Choreography: Alejandro Cerrudo of Hubbard Street Dance Company
Music: Philip Glass and Dustin O’Halloran

Hubbard Street’s Alejandro Cerrudo is making his mark on the dance world with remarkable speed. In conjunction with Prodigal Son, Cincinnati Ballet is pleased to present his highly acclaimed work Extremely Close. Taking inspiration from piano solos by Philip Glass and Dustin O’Halloran, Cerrudo intricately weaves dancers through striking elements of visual art in a thought-provoking and hauntingly beautiful piece that is sure to stay with you long after you leave the theater.
“...unsettling, foreboding and mysterious, wrapping its drama in conceptual art.” - Chicago Tribune


Concerto #4
Choreography: Devon Carney
Johann Sebastian Bach

 Concerto #4 is a world premiere work, choreographed and created by Cincinnati Ballet’s own Associate Artistic Director Devon Carney. Set to the fourth composition of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerti, Concerto #4 “is a work without story,” says Carney. “The choreography of this work is simply creating movement to this spectacular piece of musical genius. It is movement in its purest form…being one with the music and bringing it to life in a visual, three-dimensional way.”

Performance Dates and Times
Friday, March 22 - 8:00 pm Saturday, March 23 - 8:00 pm
Saturday, March 23 - 2:00 pm  

Meet the Artists will take place at 7:00 pm, March 22. [Learn More]



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