Vogue Ballroom Culture Meets Baroque Music During the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra's Proof Party

"Singulis et Simul" is the latest installment of the CSO Proof series, which presents more casual performances that strive to push boundaries

click to enlarge Vogue Ballroom Culture Meets Baroque Music During the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra's Proof Party
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Classical music will meet urban club culture at Music Hall — not a sentence you hear every day. But that’s the theme of Singulis et Simul, the latest installment in the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s experimental CSO Proof series, which presents more casual performances that draw from a variety of genres and disciplines and strives to push boundaries.

A collaboration with Contemporary Arts Center, Singulis et Simul — which loosely translates to “be one’s self, together” — combines movement and sound, blending elements of Baroque period music with the spirit of vogue ballroom culture, which grew out of New York City and is described by French artist and performance organizer Frederic Nauczyciel as “a celebration of femininity in the African-American transgender community.”

The show features CSO musicians, choreography and dancers/performance artists from Paris, Baltimore and Cincinnati and the Central State University Marching Band.

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29. $35. Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, cincinnatisymphony.org. 

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