Archive for October, 2016

DIANA L. FORD TO PRODUCE AND DIRECT CONTEMPORARY DANCE THEATER’S P.T.A. SHOW THIS WEEKEND

October 31, 2016

Contemporary Dance Theater’s first Performance & Time Arts show of the 2016-2017 season will take place on Friday & Saturday, November 4 & 5, at 8:00pm at the College Hill Town Hall, 1805 Larch Ave (45224). This PTA show will be produced and directed by Diana L. Ford, and will include a diverse blend of dance, music, spoken word, theater, and multimedia by local performers and artists.

Artists featured in this show will be:
–Diana L. Ford, DLF Productions & Company, Producer & Director/Choreographer & Dancer
–Amelia Heintzelman – Choreographer & Dancer
–Mandie Reiber – Choreographer & Dancer
–Denise Miller & Quiterie Gianina-Gabrielle, Women and Dance in Dayton – Choreography & Dance
–Robin Alicia-Clare Hoskins – Model, Actress, Singer & Songwriter
–N.R.G. da Nu Ra Goddezz (Amber Nicolle) – Spoken Word Artist

Tickets can be purchased in advance through Thursday, Nov 3rd, at a discounted price of $12 general admission and $10 seniors & students. At the door tickets will be $15 general admission and $12 students & seniors. Advance tickets can be purchased from Contemporary Dance Theater’s website, at the desk during class times or over the phone at (513) 591-1222.
http://cdt-dance.org/pta-nov2016/

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THE DEAD DANCE AGAIN

October 27, 2016

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“Dead Can Dance” is re-animated every year by Exhale Dance Tribe, one of my all-time fav companies. Here’s what the Aronoff Center (where Exhale Dance Tribe is a resident company) has to say about Saturday’s performances:

“Exhale Dance Tribe resurrects its popular Halloween-themed show this season as founding artistic directors Missy Lay Zimmer and Andrew Hubbard deliver eclectic, brand new choreography, melding elements of contemporary dance with their own idiosyncratic style. In collaboration with Physical Productions, this season’s reincarnation of Dead Can Dance will include aerial silks artist Holly Price alongside Exhale’s all-female tribe of dancers.

Expect some thrilling dancing and goolish works — and feel free to come in costume!”

Shows are at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, October 29, 2016 at The Aronoff Center for the Arts (located in downtown Cincinnati). Get tickets, which cost $32.25 by calling 513-621-2787.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CINCINNATI BALLET’S NEWEST: A ROMANTIC MIX-UP

October 21, 2016
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PHOTO BY AARON M. CONWAY

CINCINNATI BALLET’S newest entry into the 2016-17 20th Anniversary season for Artistic Director & CEO Victoria Morgan is a great expression of why I love ballet. In this manifestation (originally choreographed by Arthur St. Leon in Paris in 1870), toymaker Coppelius makes a doll (Coppelia) so beautiful and vivacious that a young villager falls for her. Oops, Franz has already got a girlfriend. Complications ensue.

The dancing in this work, polished to perfection by esteemed former Cincinnati Ballet resident choreographer Kirk Peterson, promises to bring a great live score (score by Leo Delibes conducted by Music Director Carmon DeLeone) that will resonate in every ballet lover’s heart. There is great dancing, from a variety of characters, that is challenging for the dancers. And, the plot, a romantic comedy, really, radiates with humor, good feeling and homespun morality.

Today at 8 pm; tomorrow at 2 and 8 pm. Procter & Gamble Hall, Aronoff Center for the Arts. 513-621-5282 or cballet.org.