CB_Bold Moves Festival 2022 logoBOLD MOVES FESTIVAL
Cincinnati Ballet
May 12-22
Aronoff Center & Others [Downtown]

Our Season will conclude with the launch of something completely new – the launch of our Bold Moves Festival. The immersive dance experience will feature six rotating mainstage productions accompanied by a variety of activities and interactive events that will please discerning balletomanes and families alike. Bold Moves Festival will feature Ohad Naharin’s seminal work, Minus 16, along with a world premiere, Our Story, from Company soloist David Morse. Continuing our commitment to female choreographers, the program will feature the regional premieres of Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Bloom and Helen Pickett’s Petal, as well as the return of Twyla Tharp’s Nine Sinatra Songs and audience favorite, Victoria Morgan’s saucy Boléro. In addition to these amazing performances, audiences have a menu of guest artists, talks, film screenings, dance classes, after-parties and more to choose from during this exhilarating and immersive experience.

Our inaugural Bold Moves Festival will have two mainstage programs. The first program will feature PetalNine Sinatra Songs, and Minus 16

Aronoff Center Proctor and Gamble Hall

  • Thu, May 12 at 7:30pm
  • Sat, May 14 at 8:10pm
  • Sun, May 15 at 1pm
  • Fri, May 20 at 8pm
  • Sat, May 21 at 2pm

The second program will include performances from Axis Dance Company or Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Our Story, and Boléro

Aronoff Center Proctor and Gamble Hall

  • Fri, May 13 at 7:30pm
  • Sat, May 14 at 2pm
  • Thu, May 19 at 7:30pm
  • Sat, May 21 at 8pm
  • Sun, May 22 at 1pm


Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) tours nationally and internationally, delivering a powerful vision for ballet in the 21st century. The multi-ethnic company performs forward-thinking repertoire of treasured classics, neoclassical works by George Balanchine and resident choreographer Robert Garland, and innovative contemporary works that use the language of ballet to celebrate Black culture. In addition to performance, DTH activities carry a message of empowerment through the arts by engaging the community through educational activities for audiences and youth

  • Tue, May 17 at 8:30pm
  • Wed, May 18 at 7:30pm


A Moving Legacy
Rooted in the African-American experience, the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company is a culturally diverse contemporary dance company committed to reaching the broadest audience through exceptional performance and arts-integrated education.

  • Thu, May 19 at 7:30pm
  • Sat, May 21 at 8pm
  • Sun, May 22 at 1pm


Led by Artistic Director Nadia Adame, AXIS is one of the nation’s most acclaimed ensembles of disabled and non-disabled performers. AXIS creates world-class productions that challenge perceptions and redefine dance and disability. The Oakland, CA based company has toured to over 100 cities in the US, Israel-Palestine, UK, Europe, United Arab Emirates and Russia, and has received nine Isadora Duncan Dance Awards. AXIS commissions new work from a host of renowned international choreographers including Bill T. Jones, Jennifer Archibald, Arthur Pita and Victoria Marks.

In tandem with a robust performance calendar, AXIS provides unparalleled physically integrated dance education and outreach programs. AXIS builds paths to dance education for disabled and non-disabled people of all ages and experience.

  • Fri, May 13 at 8pm
  • Sat, May 14 at 2pm

For a complete list of performances and other events visit the

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