The Cincinnati Ballet presents Swan Lake, Jr. & Bold Moves

by Jennie on March 1, 2017

The Cincinnati Ballet is presenting two fantastic shows this month: Bold Moves and Ballet Toybox: Swan Lake, Jr.!!

The Bold Moves series is presented at the Aronoff Center for the Arts with three performances March 17 and 18. The groundbreaking series seeks to explore artistic collaboration while boldly defying the expectations of classical ballet. Internationally renowned choreographic innovator Ohad Naharin brings Minus 16 joined with a world premiere by Cincinnati Ballet Resident Choreographer Adam Hougland, accompanied live on stage by the Ariel Quartet.

Bold Moves

Bold Moves is a collection of vignettes incorporating improvisation and his acclaimed “Gaga” method. Gaga is a language of movement created by Naharin that challenges dancers to liberate themselves and explore new and inventive ways to use their bodies – by connecting with music, the mind and the space around them. The work features a dynamic score ranging from Dean Martin to mambo, and techno to Israeli folk songs. Irresistible and mesmerizing, Minus 16 breaks down barriers between performers and audience members, making each performance unique and excitedly unpredictable. 


Bold Moves

WHEN: Friday, March 17 – 8:00 pm

Saturday, March 18 – 2:00 pm

Saturday, March 18 – 8:00 pm

WHERE: Aronoff Center for the Arts. 650 Walnut Street. Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

You can call 513.621.5282 or visit Cincinnati Ballet online or at the Box Office to purchase tickets. Tickets start at $32. 

If you have little ones and think they would enjoy a more Family-friendly performance then Ballet Toybox might be for you! Ballet Toybox returns to the Aronoff Center March 19 with two performances of Swan Lake Jr., one at 2 pm and a sensory-friendly performance at 5 pm.

Swan Lake

Swan Lake is one of the most popular ballets of all time. Dating back to 1875, the famous ballet tells the story of Odette, a princess turned into a swan by a wicked sorcerer, who falls in love with the charming Prince Siegfried. Together, they must defy the sorcerer’s evil magic, and an imposter named Odile, to make Odette human again and live happily ever. The story of romance and mistaken identity is accompanied by the easily recognizable Tchaikovsky score.

This show is  adapted specifically for families with children 10 and younger so it is wonderful for those wanting to get their young children interested in the ballet! It  runs less than one hour, features a narrated storyline and includes interactive moments throughout. 

Cincinnati Ballet is proud to continue their sensory-friendly offerings with Ballet Toybox: Swan Lake, Jr. The 5 pm sensory-friendly performance is designed to create an experience that is welcoming and inviting to any patron or child with sensory sensitivities or specific needs. Accommodations include gentle lighting and sound, increased staffing with on-hand specialists, and a flexible, open-door theater environment with designated spaces where you and your child can take a break from the performance.

All tickets are $20. Tickets for the Sensory-Friendly performance are only available via phone. To request admission or additional details, please contact them at 513.621.5282.


Ballet Toybox

WHEN: Sunday, March 19 – 2:00 pm

Sunday, March 19 – 5:00 pm (Sensory Friendly Performance)

WHERE: Aronoff Center for the Arts. 650 Walnut Street. Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

You can call 513.621.5282 or visit Cincinnati Ballet online or at the Box Office to purchase tickets. All tickets are $20. 

This post is sponsored by the Cincinnati Ballet. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thanks for reading!


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