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CINCINNATI MADE Runs Nov. 5-8

CB_Cincinnati Made logoCINCINNATI MADE
Cincinnati Ballet
Nov. 5-8
Music Hall Ballroom [Over-the-Rhine]

Choreogarphers: Heather Britt, Arcadian Broad, Victoria Morgan, Dale Shields, & Cervilio Miguel Amador, Andrea Schermoly, Amy Seiwert, Gabriel Gaffney Smith and Missie Lay Zimmer & Andrew Hubbard

Join us in November for Cincinnati Made — an exciting production of contemporary works created by Cincinnati’s own and staged in an intimate, indoor setting.

  • Thu, Nov. 5 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, Nov. 6 at 8pm
  • Sat, Nov. 7 at 2pm & 8pm
  • Sun, Nov. 8 at 1pm & 6:30pm

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BALLET IN THE PARK with Cincinnati Ballet on Sept. 25-27

CB_Ballet in the Park logoJoin the Cincinnati Ballet for a free (or pay what you wish), socially distanced production at the P&G Pavilion at Sawyer Point on Sept. 25-27.

This program will feature the return of our dancers with outdoor performances showcasing selections of favorite solos and pas de deux from our rich repertoire as well as contributions from members of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Opera.

Performances are:

  • Fri, Sept. 25 at 7:30pm
  • Sat, Sept. 26 at 2pm & 7:30pm
  • Sun, Sept. 27 at 1pm

Click here for more information or to reserve your spot.

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Cincinnati Ballet Announces Updates to the 2020-2021 Season

CB_2020-2021 Season logoReimagined season includes new choreography and classic favorites

CINCINNATI, OH (August 10, 2020) – Cincinnati Ballet is excited to announce our modified 2020-2021 Season. While this unexpected schedule looks different than first envisioned, it is a season of surprises sure to delight dance lovers in the region. When the COVID-19 pandemic postponed the remainder of the 2019-2020 Season in March and April, Cincinnati Ballet did not anticipate programming changes well into our upcoming season. However, Cincinnati Ballet’s dedicated staff pivoted quickly to reimagine the 2020-2021 season with varied performance options. “The health and safety of our dancers, staff, patrons, and community remain our top priority,” said Scott Altman, Cincinnati Ballet CEO. “As we continue to navigate the unique challenges of social distancing, our commitment to health and safety has guided us as we created a season that delivers the world-class dance you expect from Cincinnati Ballet. We have had to make some difficult decisions, but we know, thanks to our community’s deep commitment to the arts and Cincinnati Ballet, we are safeguarding the future of our organization.” Cincinnati Ballet has adapted the 2020-2021 Season based on recommendations from government and health officials and in line with sister organizations both regionally and nationally.

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Photo provided by Cincinnati Ballet.

Cincinnati Ballet invites you to come celebrate dance and our vibrant community next month as we kick off the season with a free, socially distanced production in partnership with Cincinnati Parks at the P & G Pavilion September 25-27. This program will feature the return of our dancers with outdoor performances showcasing selections of favorite solos and pas de deux from our rich repertoire. In November, Cincinnati Ballet will present an intimate workshop performance. “Right now, our artists are busy creating thoughtful pieces for this performance,” said Artistic Director Victoria Morgan. “Our dancers and artistic staff are developing a celebratory program. The return of this art form to an indoor stage with audiences and dancers socially distanced will proudly highlight the talents of your Cincinnati Ballet artists, as dancers, as choreographers, and innovators of our time. While the world is an unsettled place, we are focused and moving forward in our mission to share the love and healing power of dance with our community.”  As we move into December, keeping in mind appropriate social distancing, we will offer a re-imagined Nutcracker presented by Frisch’s Big Boy in an hour-long program in the Music Hall Ballroom, December 17-23.

Our second half of the season begins in a NEW and surprising way. For the first time in our history, The Kaplan New Works Series moves from the Jarson-Kaplan Theater at Aronoff Center to Springer Auditorium at Music Hall. This audience favorite will replace Jewels previously scheduled in February. To highlight the intimate setting for these contemporary world premieres, Cincinnati Ballet will perform New Works like never seen before in front of the proscenium, performing in the space you would typically see Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra musicians perform. New Works as always continues to highlight the raw, powerful athleticism of dance. In this series we reflect on these unique times, addressing today’s challenges with gravity, humor, and hope.  To celebrate springtime, we have shifted our Family Series regional premiere of Snow White from February to April. This treasured fairytale will showcase Cincinnati Ballet Second Company and Otto M. Budig Academy students and for the first time, will feature live actors narrating the story, April 8-18. April will also feature a mixed-repertoire program, Bold Moves Plus. The anchor will be the return of Ohad Naharin’s wildly popular, Minus 16. Artistically, Bold Moves Plus will serve as a precursor to our inaugural festival which will debut in the 2021-2022 Season and will celebrate legendary contemporary choreography. Artistic Director Victoria Morgan’s whimsical Cinderella is now slated to close the 2020-2021 Season with a two-week engagement June 10-20 at Aronoff Center. As audiences enjoy the magical Cinderella, Cincinnati Ballet will also be celebrating the opening of the new Cincinnati Ballet Margaret & Michael Valentine Center for Dance in Walnut Hills. Cincinnati Ballet’s new home is slated to open in Summer 2021.

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 engagement 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 and community engagement programs and offers top level professional ballet training at Cincinnati Ballet Otto M. Budig Academy.

CONNECT: READ / WATCH / LISTEN / LEARN / ENJOY at cballet.org

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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Cincinnati Ballet’s Wardrobe Dept. Trades Tutus for Masks, Making PPEs for Hospitals

CB_MasksCB teams up with Sew Masks 4 Cincy to create masks for frontline workers 

Cincinnati Ballet’s wardrobe department is helping protect our community during the coronavirus pandemic. The Company’s seamstresses have joined other volunteers making thousands of masks for local healthcare workers, first responders, and other frontline workers. Wardrobe Supervisor Noelle Wedig-Johnson says making masks is a labor of love for her and her team. “We are honored to use the ballets sewing talents to help protect the heroes in the medical field and other first responders,” Wedig-Johnson said. “Creating costumes has always given me a sense of purpose. Switching from tutus to mask production during this pandemic has given me hope in this uncertain time.” Cincinnati Ballet saw the critical need for PPE (personal protective equipment) in our community and began making masks with materials already stocked in the costume shop. As most ballet costumes are made of lycra, silk and tulle, Cincinnati Ballet purchased additional 100% cotton fabric suitable for making protective masks. “The Ballet during normal times contributes to the community through art. Making masks is a way we can continue to contribute in these unprecedented times,” Wedig-Johnson added.

Cincinnati Ballet has also teamed up with Sew Masks 4 Cincy (SM4C), a local, non-profit group that sprung up last month to help organize volunteer sewists across the region, as well as distribute masks to local frontline workers. SM4C is now also providing additional fabric to Cincinnati Ballet’s mask team. To protect volunteers, no masks are mailed, they are picked up by an administrative representative from each frontline facility at a designated SM4C site. For more information on Cincinnati Ballet’s efforts and a guide on how to make your own at-home mask, please visit the CB AT HOME page on our website, https://cballet.org/cb-at-home/. For more information about SM4C, please visit https://sewmasks4cincy.org/.

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 inspire hope and joy in our community and beyond through the power and passion of dance, 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.

CONNECT: READ / WATCH / LISTEN / LEARN / ENJOY at cballet.org

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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Health and Safety Update from Cincinnati Ballet

CB_new logoUPDATE: March 18, 2020

Cincinnati Ballet remains deeply committed to the health and safety of all our patrons, Otto M. Budig Academy students, and employees.  Our organization continues to closely monitor developments with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). In light of recent recommendations and directives from government officials, we have a few updates for you today.

Mainstage Productions
Cincinnati Ballet is announcing that we will be rescheduling DIRECTOR’S CUT (April 30-May 2, 2020) and BOLD MOVIES (April 23-25, 2020) performances and creating a spectacular NEW COMBINED program featuring highlights from BOTH DIRECTOR’S CUT and BOLD MOVIES which we will perform July 23-25, 2020 at the Aronoff Center to recorded music. Now titled, BOLD MOVES PLUS will feature the following: Alejandro Cerrudo’s Extremely Close, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Bloom, Val Caniparoli’s Ibsen’s House, and Ohad Naharin’s Minus 16. This extended program will notably capture most of the beloved pieces from both programs and will serve as Cervilio Miguel Amador’s retirement performances before he joins the team at Cincinnati Ballet as our Acting Ballet Master for the 2020-2021 Season. The decision to reschedule these performances will allow our patrons to experience the athleticism and artistry of these compelling programs while also protecting the health of our community. If you are a ticket holder to an affected performance, you will be receiving an email shortly. In the meantime, here are two options to choose from:

DONATE YOUR TICKETS
As a valued member of the Cincinnati Ballet family, you can appreciate the impact of cancellations and rescheduling on our financial health. As a non-profit arts organization, Cincinnati Ballet resources are put to the test during an unprecedented crisis such as this. We are asking you to consider donating the cost of your tickets as a gift to Cincinnati Ballet, for which we will gratefully issue you a tax receipt.

In recognition of your generous support, your name will be listed on a special page in our program and online as a Cincinnati Ballet Hero during the 2020-2021 Season.

CINCINNATI BALLET ACCOUNT CREDIT
Alternatively, you can choose to place your ticket purchase value onto your Cincinnati Ballet account. This credit may be used towards our final performance of the season – Bold Moves Plus (July 23-25, 2020) – or any regularly scheduled performance for the 2020-2021 Season (with the exception of The Nutcracker). This credit will be available for you to use through July 31, 2021. After this time, the credit will automatically change to a tax-deductible donation.

If you need additional assistance, please call our Patron Engagement Team at 513-621-5282.

On behalf of the entire Cincinnati Ballet family – dancers, staff, and faculty – we truly appreciate your continued patronage and investment in Cincinnati Ballet and our vibrant arts community. We can’t wait to see you all again in our studios and on the stage. In the meantime, we remain committed to the power of dance, so please follow our social media pages for moments from past performances, online classes, and more exclusive content.

At the Ballet Center
In another step to stem the spread of COVID-19, Governor Mike DeWine ordered fitness centers and gyms, bowling alleys, public recreation centers, movie theaters, water parks and trampoline parks in Ohio to shutter at the end of business Monday, March 16, 2020.

Cincinnati Ballet leaders believe it is in the best interest of our students and faculty to put our Adult Dance & Fitness Division classes on a temporary break. We look forward to being in the studio with you again as soon as is safely possible.  Our team is working swiftly on some remote engagement options to help keep you fit at home. Please make sure to follow us on Facebook (Cincinnati Ballet & Otto M. Budig Academy) and Instagram for updates on digital classes and content. For those with active class passes, your expiration date will be extended to July 31, 2020.

At present, all Otto M. Budig Academy summer programs are anticipated to run as scheduled.

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