Best Of 2020

Best New Fest to Spotlight Performing Arts: This Time Tomorrow

NIC Kay’s Pushit! {exercise in getting well soon]

The Contemporary Arts Center’s inaugural performing arts festival promised a diverse lineup both stylistically, thematically and otherwise. And that is what it delivered. This Time Tomorrow featured nine main performances hosted at venues across Cincinnati, from the CAC to 21c Museum Hotel to Wave Pool and a performance — NIC Kay’s Pushit! {exercise in getting well soon] — that snaked from Clifton to downtown. The four-day fest featured several regional premieres, like Rashaad Newsome’s Running, and work from local artists, too, like Intermedio’s interactive On Touching. Though there was no central work, each was driven, in large part, to explore current social, political and cultural concerns. The fest, above all, provides a platform for performance art to be seen. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 E. Sixth St., Downtown, contemporaryartscenter.org.