Cincinnati Ballet Announces 2018-19 Season

Season features five world premieres and an increased number of overall performances

click to enlarge "Sleeping Beauty," seen here in a 2010 production, will be part of the upcoming season - PHOTO: Peter Mueller
PHOTO: Peter Mueller
"Sleeping Beauty," seen here in a 2010 production, will be part of the upcoming season

Cincinnati Ballet will make its 2018-19 Season a celebration of Music Director Carmon DeLeone’s 50th anniversary, and will also more performances than before. There will also be five world premieres. Here is the schedule, announced today:

September 13-23: The Kaplan New Works Series will highlight four world premieres — one by San Francisco Ballet dancer Myles Thatcher, one by Resident Choreographer Jennifer Archibald, and two new works by Cincinnati Ballet dancers.It will be in the Aronoff Center's Jarson-Kaplan Theater.

October 25-28: The Company will bring to Music Hall the full-length ballet Peter Pan, with music composed by DeLeone in 1996.

December 13-24: The Nutcracker at Music Hall will expand to 15 performances.

February 14-17: The Sleeping Beauty, like Nutcracker featuring a score by Tchaikovsky, will be at Music Hall for Valentine’s Day weekend.

March 21-24: The Ballet presents at Music Hall Director’s Cut: Firebird + Rite of Spring, works by Adam Hougland set to the music of Stravinsky. This double-bill will be performed alongside the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

March 30-April 7: Cincinnati Ballet Family Series occurs at the Aronoff Center, with Aladdin featuring the Cincinnati Ballet Second Company.

April 25-28: Bold Moves, at the Aronoff Centerwill feature Jiří Kylián’s Sechs Tänze, described as “a whimsical take on the aristocratic era” set to the music of Mozart. And there will be a world premiere of Artistic Director Victoria Morgan’s Dancing to Oz, including an original score by DeLeone.

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