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THE NUTCRACKER Runs Dec. 15-24

CB_the Nutcraker 2022 promoTHE NUTCRACKER
Cincinnati Ballet
Dec. 15-24
Music Hall Springer Auditorium [Over-the-Rhine]

Choreography by Victoria Morgan

Join us for the magic of The Nutcracker this holiday season. Share Clara’s candy-coated adventure to the Land of Sweets, as your family enjoys Tchaikovsky’s beloved score. When Clara receives a nutcracker on Christmas Eve, her dreams take her to a wondrous land where a fantastic cast of characters awaits. Dozens of local young performers join Cincinnati Ballet onstage for these holiday performances. It’s a spectacular holiday treat for the entire family!

  • Thu-Fri, Dec. 15-16 at 7:30pm
  • Sat, Dec. 17 at 2pm & 7:30pm
  • Sun, Dec. 19 at 1:30pm & 6:30pm
  • Tue, Dec. 20 at 7:30pm
  • Wed-Fri, Dec. 21-23 at 2pm & 7:30pm
  • Sat, Dec. 24 at 2pm

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ROJO and NIGHTCAP On Dec. 2-10

MDT_Rojo & Nightcap promoROJO and NIGHTCAP
Mutual Dance Theatre
Dec. 2-10
Mutual Arts Center [Hartwell]

These original commissions are an important part of MDT’s commitment to representation, anchored in 22-23 by a full season honoring Latine voices, stories, and cultures.

ROJO By Juan Gabriel Martinez Rubio
The former MamLuft&Co. Dance member Gabriel Martinez says ROJO (meaning, red) is “related to love, emotion, and passion; warm and contradictory; dramatic and powerful.” Martinez has trained and performed in Mexico, Germany, North Carolina, Virginia, and of course, Ohio.

NIGHTCAP by Glenda Nideai De Abreu Figueiredo
NIGHTCAP brings audiences into the sitting room of a woman experiencing her final night, alone. Moments — both light and dark — come for their last drinks. The Brazilian choreographer is a former aerialist and dancer of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

  • Fri-Sat, Dec. 2-3 at 7:30pm SOLD OUT
  • Fri-Sat, Dec. 9-10 at 7:30pm

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HOT CHOCOLATE Runs Dec. 9-10

RDT_Hot Chocolate promoHOT CHOCOLATE
Revolution Dance Theatre
Dec. 9-10
Aronoff Center Jarson-Kaplan Theatre [Downtown]

The region’s FIRST African American Nutcracker experience is back! Experience the magic, joy and absolute beauty of Hot Chocolate, RDT’s completely original twist on the classical Nutcracker tale. With an exciting party scene, a magical uncle, dancing dolls, waltzing snowflakes and more – Watch as the show’s original music and its touching story are brought to life by the incredibly talented dancers of Revolution Dance Theatre.

  • Fri, Dec. 9 at 8pm
  • Sat, Dec. 10 at 2pm SOLD OUT & 8pm

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CARMINA BURANA and EXTREMELY CLOSE Runs Nov. 4-6

CB_Carmina Burana promoCARMINA BURANA and EXTREMELY CLOSE
Cincinnati Ballet
Nov. 4-6
Springer Auditorium Music Hall [Over-the-Rhine]

Carmina Burana is the perfect union of music and dance. One of the best known works of the 20th century, the opening of Carl Orff’s secular cantata is recognizable to almost all who hear it. This Season, Cincinnati Ballet artists will perform Nicolo Fonte’s bold choreography, accompanied by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the May Festival Chorus, celebrating its 150th Anniversary Season in 2023. Carmina Burana is based upon a rediscovered collection of poetry dating back to the 11th century. Orff set 24 of the poems to music in 1936.

Part art installation and part movement drama, Alejandro Cerrudo’s Extremely Close creates a sense of restlessness as dancers negotiate their way through a perpetually shifting environment. Propelled by changing landscapes, Cerrudo weaves a mesmerizing spell of movement punctuated by fleeting moments of intense intimacy with music by composers Philip Glass and Dustin O’Halloran.

  • Fri, Nov. 4 at 8pm
  • Sat, Nov. 5 at 2pm & 8pm
  • Sun, Nov. 6 at 1pm

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SIGNATURE: The Best of RDT On Oct. 8

RDT_Signature logoSIGNATURE: The Best of RDT
Revolution Dance Theatre
Oct. 8
Kennedy Heights Arts Center

Enjoy an evening of “Signature” works by Cincinnati’s only Professional Black Ballet Company, Revolution Dance Theatre. Experience the choreography, music and stories that have made RDT what it is today.

  • Sat, Oct. 8 at 2pm, 5pm & 8pm

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