Bold Moves

The best of contemporary ballet at your doorstep | April 26-29

Featuring popular works of today, adventurous choreographers, and bold elevations into uncharted territory. This year’s Bold Moves includes powerful premieres and music by Chicago ensemble Eighth Blackbird. Plus, New York City Ballet star Justin Peck teams up with rock star Bryce Dessner.


  • Cutting-edge choreography
  • Live Music from Eighth Blackbird
  • Two World Premieres

Murder Ballades: Justin Peck
MYOHO: Jennifer Archibald
Show Yourself To Me: Kate Weare

Murder Ballades: Composed by Bryce Dessner
learn to fly: Composed by David Lang
Pulse: Composed by Robert Honstein
Doublespeak: Composed by Nico Muhly
Cast: Composed by Jacob Cooper
Still Life with Avalanche: Composed by Missy Maszzoli
Performed live by Eighth Blackbird

Cincinnati Ballet Company Dancers

Bold Moves Performance Schedule

Added Performance

Thursday, April 26, 2018

7:30 pm

  • Aronoff Center for the Arts

Friday, April 27, 2018

8:00 pm

  • Aronoff Center for the Arts

Saturday, April 28, 2018

2:00 pm

  • Aronoff Center for the Arts

Saturday, April 28, 2018

8:00 pm

  • Aronoff Center for the Arts
Added Performance

Sunday, April 29, 2018

6:30 pm

  • Aronoff Center for the Arts

“…one of the smartest, most dynamic contemporary classical ensembles on the planet…”

Chicago Tribune

Bold Moves Sponsors

Production Presenter

Peter T. Joseph Foundation

Eighth Blackbird Presenters

Rosemary & Mark Schlachter

Choreography Sponsors

Don Beck & Larry Enyon

Dick Antoine & Dorothy O’Brien

Joni Herschede Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation

Scenic and Costume Sponsors

Lauren & Jimmy Miller

Tim & Tamela Zimmerman

Additional Support

Harry & Ann Santen

Special thanks to our Étoile women’s affinity group members and sponsors for supporting female choreography.

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