Cincinnati Ballet Presents Triple Bill of Modern Dance Drama for DIRECTOR’S CUT April 30-May 2 at Aronoff Center

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Cincinnati Ballet presents Director’s Cut April 30-May 2 at Aronoff Center. Audiences will experience raw, visceral contemporary dance in a triple bill of works by Cincinnati Ballet Artistic Director Victoria Morgan and internationally renowned choreographers, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and Val Caniparoli. This powerful triple bill is performed alongside Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Victoria Morgan’s unique take on Maurice Ravel’s iconic composition, Boléro, is joined by Val Caniparoli’s Ibsen’s HouseThe tour de force ballet addresses Victorian repression of women through five female characters from plays by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. Choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa brings Bloom, an emotional piece inspired by a Balinese flower ritual, set to composer Philip Glass’ Violin Concerto. Challenge your way of thinking with this season’s Director’s Cut.

Tickets for Director’s Cut are available at 


WHO: Cincinnati Ballet


  • Bloom, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
  • Boléro, Victoria Morgan
  • Ibsen’s House, Val Caniparoli


  • Bloom, Concerto for Violin and Orchestra by Philip Glass. ©Dunvagen Music Publishers Inc. Used by Permission.
  • Boléro, Maurice Ravel
  • Ibsen’s House, Quintet in A Major, Op. 81 for Piano, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello by Antonín Dvořák

Performed with Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

WHAT:       Director’s Cut


  • Thursday, April 30 – 7:30 pm
  • Friday, May 1 – 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, May 2 – 2:00 pm
  • Saturday, May 2 – 8:00 pm

About Cincinnati Ballet
Since 1963, Cincinnati Ballet has been the cornerstone professional ballet company of the region, presenting a bold and adventurous array of classical, full-length ballets and contemporary works, regularly with live orchestral accompaniment. Under the artistic direction of Victoria Morgan, Cincinnati Ballet has become a creative force within the larger dance community, commissioning world premiere works and exploring unique collaborations with artists as diverse as Grammy winning guitarist Peter Frampton and popular, Ohio-based band Over the Rhine. With a mission to enrich, expand, and excel in the art of dance through performance, a high-caliber academy, and impactful education and outreach in local to global communities, Cincinnati Ballet reaches beyond the stage in programs that allow every person in the region to be part of the continued evolution of dance. To that end, Cincinnati Ballet presents exhilarating performances, extensive education outreach programs and offers top level professional ballet training at Cincinnati Ballet Otto M. Budig Academy.


Cincinnati Ballet 2019-2020 Season Sponsors: Rhonda & Larry A. Sheakley, ArtsWave, Mercy Health, Louise Dieterle Nippert Musical Arts Fund, Ohio Arts Council, John A. Schroth Family Charitable Trust, Frisch’s Big Boy, Knowlton

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