Cincinnati Ballet introduces ‘Pay What You Can’ Thursday at BOLD MOVES FESTIVAL

CB_Bold Moves Festival 2022 logoNew concept means anyone can enjoy ballet, whatever their budget

Cincinnati, OH (May 18, 2022) – Money should never stand in the way of enjoying the arts. As part of Cincinnati Ballet’s commitment to accessibility, all tickets to the Thursday, May 19 7:30 pm performance of Bold Moves Festival are ‘Pay What You Can.’ Festival Ticket prices range from $29 to $99 for performances. Those interested in attending the Thursday performance can set their own ticket price, based on their budget. “Our mission is to share the love of dance with our entire community,’ said Scott Altman, Cincinnati Ballet President and CEO. “We recognize the arts and entertainment can be a luxury for many, especially during these challenging economic times. We want everyone to have the opportunity to experience world-class ballet.” Attendees can secure their tickets at the Aronoff Center Box Office before the performance, by calling the Ballet Box Office at 513-621-5282 or online at cballet.org.

The Company’s inaugural Bold Moves Festival at the Aronoff Center is an immersive dance experience featuring six diverse, rotating mainstage productions accompanied by a variety of audience extras and interactive events. Thursday’s performance of Program 2 features Artistic Director Victoria Morgan’s Boléro, along with a world premiere, Our Story, from Company soloist David Morse, who drew his inspiration for the emotional work from the survivors of the Holocaust as well as performance from Dayton Contemporary Dance Company (DCDC), a culturally diverse contemporary dance company rooted in the African American experience.

The Festival, which runs through Sunday, May 22 at the Aronoff Center also features Minus 16 from Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharinthe regional premiere of Helen Pickett’s colorful and energetic Petal, as well as legendary choreographer Twyla Tharp’s Nine Sinatra Songs on Program 1. More information about each program can be found at cballet.org.

The Festival also marks Victoria Morgan’s final production as Artistic Director of Cincinnati Ballet and culminates a season-long celebration of her 25 years with the Company. “Our Company has grown so much over the last two-plus decades,” Morgan said. “We have created world-class classical and contemporary dance and established the Company as a true leader in the local and national arts communities. The Bold Moves Festival is the latest incredible step on this journey that I am profoundly grateful to have been a part of for 25 glorious years.”

In addition to the Festival’s mainstage performances, audiences can attend panel discussions, master classes, after-parties and more designed to deepen their Festival experience. 

Tickets are on sale now. For more information visit cballet.org.

WHO: Cincinnati Ballet
WHAT: BOLD MOVES FESTIVAL
WHEN:

Program 1:

  • Friday, May 20 at 8 pm
  • Saturday, May 21 at 2 pm

Program 2:

  • Thursday, May 19 at 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, May 21 at 8 pm
  • Sunday, May 22 at 2 pm

WHERE: Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati, Ohio

TICKETS: Call 513.621.5282 or visit cballet.org

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