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MODERN MIX On June 2-3

Mutual Dance Theatre
June 2-3
Aronoff Center Jarson-Kaplan Theatre [Downtown]

Mutual Dance Theatre continues its second year of MODERN MIX, a new annual tradition of showcasing daring collections of work by a mix of choreographers.

“Petrichor” was inspired by border conflicts and the meaning of the term. Petrichor is the term for the phenomenon of the distinctive, earthy, usually pleasant smell after rainfall, particularly following a dry, arid period. In “Petrichor,” rain is coming for a group of travelers who thirst and clamor for rest.

Climb is based on the choreographer’s experiences growing up as the bi-racial daughter of a Colombian immigrant. This captivating work features dare devil work with ladders, symbolizing the arduous work to rebuild oneself in a new culture. The creation of Climb was one of the only Modern Dance originals to be funded in Cincinnati by the National Endowment for the Arts in 2018.+

  • Fri-Sat, June 2-3 at 7:30pm

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Dance Instructors Sought for Summer Camp Program

MDT_logoMutual Dance Theatre (formerly Contemporary Dance Theater and MamLuft) is looking for additional instructors for their summer camp program this year.

Those interested please send resumes and availability to:
CLAIRE DIERINGER (she/her/hers/ms.)
Studio Director and Programs Manager
Mutual Dance Theatre and Arts Centers

Full Day: June 26-30 (M-F) 9:00a-3:00p

~BREAK~ No camp July 3-7

Full Day July 10-14 (M-F) 9:00a-3:00p

~BREAK~ No camp July 17-21

Full Day July 24-28 (M-F) 9:00a-3:00p

Full Day July 31-Aug 4 (M-F) 9:00a-3:00p

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RUBBERBAND Runs Feb. 3-4

MDT_Rubberband promoRUBBERBAND
Mutual Dance Theatre
Feb. 3-4
Aronoff Center Jarson-Kaplan Theater [Downtown]

Mutual Dance Theatre is proud to present the Cincinnati premiere of RUBBERBAND, coming to us from Montreal, Canada.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, the child of Mexican parents, artistic director Victor Quijada founded RUBBERBAND in 2002. The troupe is known in Canada and abroad as an explosive, one-of-a-kind ensemble, combining the energy of Hip Hop, the refinement of classical Ballet, and the angular quality of Contemporary Dance.

RUBBERBAND’s mixed repertory performance in Cincinnati will feature a collection dubbed “Vic’s Mix,” a “best-of” selection spanning Quijada’s immense creative territory. In an orchestrated clash of urban pop and classical composition, Quijada defies notions of theatricality and audience expectations. All the while, the physically engaging, highly athletic dance works exemplify Quijada’s signature RUBBERBAND method.

  • Fri-Sat, Feb. 3-4 at 7:30pm

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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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MDT_Ballet Hispanico promoBALLET HISPÁNICO
Mutual Dance Theatre
Oct. 28-29
Aronoff Center Jarson-Kaplan Theater [Downtown]

Mixed repertory concert, featuring a world-class ensemble of exquisite and virtuosic technique. Ballet Hispánico has been named one of America’s Cultural Treasures, celebrating and exploring Latinx culture through dance. Fresh out of their 50th anniversary tour, Ballet Hispánico was founded by National Medal of Arts recipient Tina Ramirez in 1970, and today, has grown to be the largest Latinx cultural organization in the U.S.

  • Fri-Sat, Oct. 28-29at 7:30pm

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