Wild Sweet Love

A triple-bill collaboration with BalletMet Columbus featuring Balanchine's Who Cares?

Wild Sweet Love

Featuring contemporary music from Roberta Flack to Queen, Trey McIntyre’s Wild Sweet Love takes the audience on a tempestuous journey through the ups and downs of love. Audiences may be familiar with McIntyre’s acclaimed piece Chasing Squirrel which was performed on tour at New York’s Joyce Theater and returned to wow Cincinnati audiences last season.

Who Cares?

Marking our sixth shared production, we are bringing back this Balanchine favorite in a big way – with a full corps de ballet in collaboration with BalletMet Columbus! Backed by some of Gershwin’s most popular melodies, George Balanchine’s Who Cares? celebrates the spirit of Broadway with an atmosphere evocative of a fresh and exuberant New York City. Gallivant through city streets to toe tapping favorites such as The Man I Love, I Got Rhythm and Who Cares?!

Age of Innocence 

As a special treat, BalletMet Columbus performs Age of Innocence, choreographed by their own artistic director, Edwaard Liang. This modern piece is inspired by Jane Austen, named after a novel by Edith Wharton, and set to music by Thomas Newman and Philip Glass. Two seasons ago, Cincinnati was treated to a performance of Liang’s Wunderland by BalletMet, which was punctuated by Cincinnati Ballet and BalletMet joining forces for Symphony in C, deemed one of the best performances of 2014 by The Columbus Dispatch!


  • Three different pieces
  • Balanchine
  • Contemporary choreography
  • Queen & The Zombies
  • Collaboration

Wild Sweet Love: Trey McIntyre

Who Cares?: George Balanchine © The Balanchine Trust

Age of Innocence: Edwaard Liang

Wild Sweet Love: Queen, Lou Reed, Roberta Flack, Jose Alfredo Jimenez, The Partridge Family, Felix Mendelssohn, The Zombies

Who Cares?: George Gershwin

Age of Innocence: Thomas Newman, Philip Glass

Cincinnati Ballet Dancers
Wild Sweet Love Costume Design: Trey McIntyre
Wild Sweet Love Lighting Design: Steve Odlhnal (Michael Mazzola)
Who Cares? Stager: Victoria Simon and Ilana Goldman

Wild Sweet Love Performance Schedule

Meet the Artists

8:00 pm

  • Aronoff Center for the Arts

Saturday, March 19, 2016

2:00 pm

  • Aronoff Center for the Arts

Saturday, March 19, 2016

8:00 pm

  • Aronoff Center for the Arts

Wild Sweet Love Trailer

Catch a glimpse of the title piece to Wild Sweet Love, choreographed by Trey McIntyre and set to an eclectic mix of rock and roll favorites and classical cornerstones.

“There is indeed such a thing as genuine 21st Century ballet, and it belongs more to this guy from Wichita than any of the over-hyped pretenders from England, France or Russia. McIntyre rocks, McIntyre rules. Everyone else can just get in line.”

Lewis Segal, Los Angeles Times

Wild Sweet Love Sponsors

Moe & Jack Rouse

Julie & John Richardson

Don Beck & Larry Eynon

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