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Add Cincinnati Ballet’s Bold Moves Festival to Your Calendar


Cincinnati Ballet Dancers; Minus 16; Choreography: Ohad Naharin; Photography: Peter Mueller

Join Cincinnati Ballet this May as it brings renowned dance companies together to showcase diversity throughout six productions. The inaugural Bold Moves Festival at the Aronoff Center will last two weeks, May 12–22. The programs celebrate longtime artistic director Victoria Morgan’s last production, capping off her incredible 25-year career as Cincinnati Ballet’s artistic leader. “The festival is a dream come true,” says Victoria Morgan. “It’s an amazing opportunity for Cincinnati to explore dance in an immersive way. The performances on stage are stellar. There are fun master classes, workshops, and after-parties. I’m really looking forward to singing along for Sinatra Karaoke Night!”

With six different works spread across two programs there’s something you’re sure to enjoy. Legendary choreographer Twyla Tharp’s Nine Sinatra Songs features the crooner’s classic tunes, while Ohad Naharin’s Minus 16 uses improvisation and his own movement language. Helen Pickett’s vibrant, fast-paced Petal and Victoria Morgan’s emotional Boléro are sure to move and inspire you.

Buy one ticket get one free!

Cincinnati Ballet is offering an incredible buy one get one free ticket offer, valid for all performances of Bold Moves Festival May 12–22, 2022. Offer valid for one free ticket with every full-price ticket purchased, up to four free tickets. Offer valid in all price zones. Offer expires at 11:59 p.m. on May 22, 2022. Offer not valid on previously purchased tickets or in conjunction with any other ticket offers. Tickets based on availability, fees apply. Follow this link and use promo code: CINCYMAG to claim this exclusive offer.

Guest companies that will take the stage include:

AXIS Dance Company; Photography: Doug Kaye

AXIS Dance Company

AXIS is one of the nation’s most acclaimed ensembles of disabled and non-disabled performers. They create world-class productions that challenge perceptions and redefine dance and disability. AXIS performs Historias Rotas (Broken Stories), which explores our connections to the stories of our ancestors, as part of the second program May 13 and 14.

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company (DCDC) is rooted in the African-American experience. A culturally diverse contemporary dance company, DCDC is committed to reaching the broadest audience through exceptional performance and arts-integrated education. The company performs the jazz-inflected Children of the Passage as part of the second program May 19, 21, and 22.

Visit the website for the full lineup

The first program features Petal, Nine Sinatra Songs, and Minus 16; and the second will feature Our Story and Boléro. Choose your festival adventure and see the full lineup at cballet.org. Beyond the shows themselves, there’s a slate of fun and educational add-on activities to enjoy. Experiences throughout the two weeks include master classes, panel discussions, meet-the-artist events, karaoke night, and dance parties.

Kansas City Ballet, Whitney Huell and Cameron Thomas; Photography: Brett Pruitt


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