Reviews of the Contemporary Arts Center's This Time Tomorrow Performing Arts Festival

All the experiences we had at the Contemporary Arts Center's inaugural This Time Tomorrow performing arts festival

Apr 15, 2019 at 11:40 am

click to enlarge "As Far As My Fingertips Take Me" - Paige Deglow
Paige Deglow
"As Far As My Fingertips Take Me"

Sprawling over four days (April 11-14), the CAC’s inaugural performing arts festival, This Time Tomorrow, promised a diverse lineup both stylistically, thematically and otherwise. Like its title alludes to, the fest centered on “art of the moment.”  

A mirror to contemporary art as a whole, the performances within This Time Tomorrow, in large part, are driven by immediacy and current social, political and cultural concerns. It is work that needs to be seen right now, said CAC Communications Director Joshua Mattie.

“That's what this vessel is built around,” he said. “There is nothing more urgent, nothing that can more quickly address the things that we're all actually dealing with on a day-to-day basis.”

The result? Nine main performances — each textured in various ideas, styles and purposes — hosted by venues across Cincinnati. 

Here are our critics takes on a few: