FOUR WOMEN CHOREOGRAPHERS SPOTLIGHTED IN CINCINNATI BALLET’S “THE KAPLAN NEW WORKS SERIES” SET TO OPEN NEXT WEEK

Cincinnati Ballet’s “The Kaplan New Works Series,” running September 6 – 16, 2012 in the Mickey Jarson Kaplan Theater at the Cincinnati Ballet Center features choreographers Heather Britt, Paige Cunningham Caldarella and Amy Seiwert (presenting world premiere works) and Jessica Lang (whose La Belle Danse will be reprised).

Notably, the series choreographers are all women. At last night’s Ballet and Beer event in the theater, Artistic Director & CEO Victoria Morgan pointed out that of about 290 works presented during the 2012-13 season by American ballet companies with budgets over $5 million, only 25 of those are by women, whom she called significantly underrepresented. “Cincinnati Ballet is proud to be presenting seven of those 25 this season,” she announced.

I snapped choreographer Heather Britt, above, and dancer Cervilio Miguel Amador, who appeared in the preview/rehearsal of her “Opus 5.5″ with music from Peter Adams.

I am hoping to interview Heather during the next few days, and post our conversation, and some more details about her work.

Back at you soon!

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