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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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BALLET HISPÁNICO On Oct. 28-29

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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2022-2023 Season Announced by Mutual Dance Theatre

MDT_Season 51 logoTHE MUTUAL DANCE THEATRE AND THE JEFFERSON JAMES CONTEMPORARY DANCE THEATER SERIES 22-23 SEASON IS
DEDICATED TO LATINE VOICES, STORIES, AND EXPERIENCES

OCT 28 & 29, ’22
MUTUAL DANCE THEATRE AND THE JEFFERSON JAMES CONTEMPORARY DANCE THEATER SERIES PRESENT
BALLET HISPÁNICO

VIRTUOSIC AND ENTHRALLING: AN AMERICAN CULTURAL TREASURE PERFORMS THREE WORKS

DATES:

  • Friday, October 28, 2022 at 7:30pm
  • Saturday, October 29, 2022 at 7:30pm

AT THE ARONOFF CENTER FOR THE ARTS
TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW, STARTING AT $40

FOUNDED BY A NATIONAL MEDAL OF ARTS RECIPIENT, TINA RAMIREZ in 1970, Ballet Hispánico has since grown to be the largest Latinx cultural organization in the U.S. Ballet Hispánico has been named one of America’s Cultural Treasures, celebrating and exploring culture through dance.

In this mixed repertory concert, the world-class ensemble of exquisite and virtuosic technique will perform the following works, taking audiences on a full range of theatricality, from the intense to the comedic: “Tiburones” by the internationally-sought-after Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, 18+1 by Gustavo Ramírez Sansano (formerly of Luna Negra), and Con Brazos Abiertos from Michelle Manzanales (who has choreographed for Paul Taylor Dance Company and Oregon Ballet Theatre).

PLUS:

  • Friday, October 28, 2022: POST-show Q&A
  • Saturday, October 29, 2022, 12-1:30pm: ALL BODIES, ALL AGES Latin social dances workshop (REGISTER HERE)
  • Saturday, October 29, 2022 7:00pm: Pre-show interview with Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro

BALLET HISPANICO: MORE INFORMATION


DEC 2 & 3, ’22
MUTUAL DANCE THEATRE PREMIERES
“ROJO” and “NIGHTCAP”

DRAMATIC CONTRADICTIONS INSPIRED BY THE PASSIONATE COLOR, AND, MEMORIES COME FOR A LAST DRINK ON A WOMAN’S FINAL NIGHT

DATES:

  • Friday, December 2, 2022 at 7:30pm
  • Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 7:30pm

AT MUTUAL ARTS CENTER HARTWELL Studio Theater
SAVE THE DATE: TICKETS AVAILABLE STARTING SEPTEMBER 23

MDT WELCOMES GUEST CHOREOGRAPHERS GABRIEL MARTINEZ RUBIO AND GLENDA NIDAI DE ABREU FIGUEIREDO in exciting new commissions. Martinez says that rojo/red is “related to love, emotion, and passion; warm and contradictory; dramatic and powerful.” Figueiredo, a former aerialist with the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, brings us into the sitting room of a woman experiencing her final night. Light and dark moments come to visit for their last drinks. Both world premieres will take shape in-the-round, in Mutual’s studio theater. Seats are extremely limited!

PLUS:

  • Saturday, December 3, 2022, 12-1:30pm: ALL BODIES, ALL AGES workshop with Glenda Figueiredo (choreographer of “Nightcap”) what it was like to dance in the circus (REGISTER HERE)
  • Saturday, December 4, 2022: Post-show Q&A with the artists

MDT ROJO AND NIGHTCAP: MORE INFORMATION


FEB 3 & 4, ’23
MUTUAL DANCE THEATRE AND THE JEFFERSON JAMES CONTEMPORARY DANCE THEATER SERIES PRESENT
RUBBERBAND

THE CINCINNATI PREMIERE OF THE SENSATIONAL INTERNATIONAL TROUPE COMBINING HIP HOP, BALLET, AND CONTEMPORARY

DATES:

  • Friday, February 3, 2023 at 7:30pm
  • Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 7:30pm

AT THE AROFF CENTER FOR THE ARTS
SAVE THE DATE: TICKETS AVAILABLE STARTING OCTOBER 28

KNOWN 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 will make its very first Cincinnati appearance!

Led by Los Angeles-born Victor Quijada, the child of Mexican parents, the troupe will perform a collection dubbed “Vic’s Mix,” a “best-of” selection spanning Quijada’s immense creative territory.

PLUS:

  • Friday, February 3, 2023: POST-SHOW Q&A
  • Saturday, February 4, 2023 7pm: pre-show interview with Artistic Director Victor Quijada
  • Saturday, February 4, 2023, 12-1:30pm: RUBBERBAND technique masterclass for experienced dancers (REGISTER HERE)

RUBBERBAND: MORE INFORMATION


JUN 2 & 3, ’23
MUTUAL DANCE THEATRE’S NEW, ANNUAL TRADITION
MODERN MIX

“PETRICHOR” AND “CLIMB” : RAIN IS COMING, AND, DARING TO ASCEND

DATES:

  • Friday, June 2, 2023 at 7:30pm
  • Saturday, June 3, 2023 at 7:30pm

AT THE AROFF CENTER FOR THE ARTS
SAVE THE DATE: TICKETS AVAILABLE STARTING NOVEMBER 23

MODERN MIX SHOWCASES DARING COLLECTIONS OF MODERN DANCE BY A MIX OF CHOREOGRAPHERS. Modern Mix (’23) features refined restagings of two works.

In “Petrichor” by Steven P. Evans, relief after an arid period inspire this work. Petrichor is the term for the phenomenon of the distinctive, earthy, and unusually pleasant smell after rainfall, particularly following dryness.

“Climb” originally captivated audiences in 2018 with edge-of-your-seat, dare devil work on ladders, which symbolized the arduous work of rebuilding oneself in a new culture. In “Climb,” Elena Rodriguez Moore processes growing up a conflicted, bi-racial daughter of a Colombian immigrant.

PLUS:

  • Friday, February 3, 2023: POST-SHOW Q&A
  • Saturday, February 4, 2023 7pm: pre-show interview with Artistic Director Victor Quijada
  • Saturday, February 4, 2023, 12-1:30pm: RUBBERBAND technique masterclass for experienced dancers (REGISTER HERE)

MODERN MIX: MORE INFORMATION

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MODERN MIX Runs June 17-18

MDT_Modern Mix logoMODERN MIX
Mutual Dance Theatre
June 17-18
Aronoff Center Jarson-Kaplan Theatre [Downtown]

MODERN MIX features a proud collection of work by three Black artists. The season-closer promises variety, athletic prowess, virtuosic dancing, and compelling drama. Mutual Dance Theatre (formerly known as MamLuft&Co. Dance) is undergoing a thrilling transformation as it amplifies its repertory through commissions and re-stagings by national artists! Cincinnati’s Modern Dance company will close its 21-22 season with choreography by Joe Gonzalez (of PHILADANCO!), Sidra Bell (of Sidra Bell Dance New York), and Steven P. Evans and Jasmine Snellen of Mutual Dance Theatre.

  • Fri-Sat, June 17-18 at 8pm

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SIDRA BELL DANCE NEW YORK Runs March 25-26

MDT_Sidra Bell Dance promoSIDRA BELL DANCE NEW YORK
Mutual Dance Theatre
March 25-26
Aronoff Center Jarson-Kaplan Theater [Downtown]

Sought-after across the globe and the nation, Sidra Bell is one of Modern Dance’s most up-and-coming artists. Mutual Dance Theatre’s Jefferson James Contemporary Dance Theater Series is ecstatic to present Ms. Bell and her diverse Company of dance artists for the first time in Cincinnati, Ohio for one weekend only. Described as “hypnotically seductive” and “brilliant and impressive,” Bell’s aesthetic rings of “Pina Bausch, fashion, and Harlem’s ballrooms” in a unique, visionary style that draws in audiences, deeply. Her distinctive, hyperkinetic movement and dramatic brilliance hone-in on the human psyche and questions of identity. Sidra Bell is the first African American woman to be commissioned by the New York City Ballet. Sidra Bell Dance New York will perform IN | REP, an evening of short repertory works of dance theatre works that will leave you feeling and thinking for days to come.

2/22/22 – Covid Policies

  • Fri-Sat, March 25-26 at 8pm

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