A triple-bill collaboration with BalletMet Columbus featuring Balanchine's Who Cares?
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.
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?!
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!
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 features contemporary choreography and music – everything from Felix Mendelssohn to Queen!
Balanchine’s Who Cares? takes so many dancers, that audiences will see Cincinnati Ballet dancers and BalletMet dancers together on stage!
Liang’s Age of Innocence was deemed as on of the best performances of 2014 by The Columbus Dispatch!
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.
Photography: Keith Sutter Courtesy Sacramento Ballet
Photography: Luke Isley Courtesy Ballet West
She’s been dancing her entire life, but Principal Dancer Sarah Hairston says Trey McIntyre’s Wild Sweet Love, the title piece of Cincinnati’s mixed repertoire on March 18 & 19, is the most physically demanding ballet of her career. We caught up with Sarah after rehearsals to talk about working with Trey McIntyre, the demanding role and […]
As one of the original dancers on which McIntyre set the ballet, her intimate knowledge of the piece offers insight into why this piece has such universal appeal. Spoiler warning: the unexpected mix of classical music with rock and roll favorites like Queen certainly helps!
Ilana Goldman is an Assistant Professor of dance at Florida State University and has taught and choreographed for schools and companies across the United States. She received her BFA from the Juilliard School, where she was awarded the John Erskine Prize for Artistic and Academic Excellence, and her MFA from the University of Washington. Ilana […]
Victoria Simon was one of the first dancers selected by George Balanchine to restage his ballets. Now, as Ballet Mistress for ©The George Balanchine Trust, she has staged over 25 of the master’s ballets for more than 80 companies on every continent in the world.
Ballet Mistress Victoria Simon sat down to discuss the importance of ©The Balanchine Trust in keeping legendary ballets alive all around the globe.
Studio Experience: March 1, 2016 Join us at the Cincinnati Ballet Center for a full behind the scenes experience including a performance preview and a conversation with select artists. RSVP to the Cincinnati Ballet box office at 513-621-5282. Schedule of Events 5:15 – 6:15 pm | Wild Sweet Love rehearsals 6:15 – 7:15 pm | Artistic panel […]
Wild Sweet Love features a soundtrack that puts rock and roll favorites next to classical icons.
Cincinnati Ballet presents a triple bill in collaboration with BalletMet Columbus March 18 and 19 at the Aronoff Center for the Arts. The program includes George Balanchine’s Who Cares? performed by Cincinnati Ballet and BalletMet Columbus, Age of Innocence performed by BalletMet Columbus and Wild Sweet Love performed by Cincinnati Ballet. The family friendly Ballet Toybox […]
To launch the 2015 – 2016 Season, Cincinnati Ballet teamed up with photographer Aaron M. Conway to capture the movement and emotion of each performance.
“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.”
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