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Experience ‘CB at Home’ this February with a FREE digital version of The Kaplan New Works Series, an ambitious collection of world premieres. The program explores themes that include inequity, isolation, empowerment, and love. Audiences can look forward to thought-provoking new works that reflect this unprecedented moment in time. Cincinnati Ballet’s Resident Choreographer Jennifer Archibald and choreographers Dana Genshaft and Helen Pickett will share their personal perspectives through movement. The digital program also features new choreographic creations from Principal Dancer Melissa Gelfin De-Poli and Corps de Ballet Dancer Taylor Carrasco. New Works will be recorded at the Aronoff Center’s Jarson-Kaplan Theater with multiple cameras for an immersive, intimate production you’ll enjoy from the comfort of your own home. The video link will be available on our website starting at 8:00 PM Thursday February 25.

Highlights:

  • New Work
  • Contemporary
  • Once in a lifetime
  • World Premieres
  • CB at Home

REGARDS

Concept & Choreography: Taylor Carrasco
Music: Are You Having Any Fun? by Elaine Stritch, People Will Say We’re In Love by Gordon MacRae and Shirley Jones, An American in Paris/S’Wonderful/I’ve Got Rhythm by MGM Studio Orchestra and Johnny Green, Send in the Clowns by Frank Sinatra
Lighting Design: Sharon Huizinga
Costumes Provided By: Cincinnati Ballet Costume Shop
Samantha Griffin, Samantha Riester,
Daniel Baldwin, Taylor Carrasco, Daniel Wagner

WUNDERKAMMER

Concept & Choreography: Dana Genshaft
Music: Original music and arrangement by Kamran Adib,
excerpts from ‘Wonder’ by Galamatias, ‘The Whole Universe Wants to be Touched’ by Nils Frahm
Lighting Design: Sharon Huizinga
Costume Design: Dana Genshaft
Costumes Execution: Cincinnati Ballet Costume Shop
Minori Sakita, Bella Ureta,
Arcadian Broad, Marcus Romeo

AIN’T I A WOMAN

Concept & Choreography: Melissa Gelfin De-Poli
Music: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op.18 by Rachmaninoff
Lighting Design: Sharon Huizinga
Costumes Provided By: Cincinnati Ballet Costume Shop
Jacqueline Damico-Amador, Nikita Boris, Melissa Gelfin De-Poli, Maizyalet Velázquez
Luca De-Poli, Michael Mengden

BALANCE

Concept & Choreography: Helen Pickett
Music: Kyoko’s House (“stage bollod is not enough”) by Philip Glass
Lighting Design: Sharon Huizinga
Costumes Provided By: Cincinnati Ballet Costume Shop
Matthew Griffin

PURSUIT

Concept & Choreography: Jennifer Archibald
Music: Peter Gundry, “Völur”; Mediaeval Baebes, “Pearl”; Keith Kenniff, “Sometimes”; Jonna Jinton, “Winter’s Lullaby”
Lighting Design: Sharon Huizinga
Costume Design: Noelle Wedig-Johnston and Jennifer Archibald
Costumes Execution: Cincinnati Ballet Costume Shop
Melissa Gelfin De-Poli, Christina LaForgia Morse, Sirui Liu,
Luca De-Poli, David Morse, Joshua Stayton

Behind the Scenes:

Choreographer Helen Pickett discusses what inspired her work, BALANCE, for The Kaplan New Works Series.

BALANCE features Cincinnati Ballet dancer Matthew Griffin.

Cincinnati Ballet corps de ballet artist and choreographer Taylor Carrasco discusses what inspired his piece, Regards, for The Kaplan New Works Series.

Regards features Cincinnati Ballet dancers Daniel Baldwin, Taylor Carrasco, Samantha Griffin, Samantha Riester, and Daniel Wagner.

Cincinnati Ballet principal dancer and choreographer Melissa Gelfin De-Poli discusses what inspired her piece, Ain’t I a Woman, for The Kaplan New Works Series.

Ain’t I a Woman features Cincinnati Ballet dancers Jacqueline Damico Amador, Nikita Boris, Luca De-Poli, Melissa Gelfin De-Poli, Michael Mengden, and Maizyalet Velázquez.

Choreographer Dana Genshaft discusses her piece, Wunderkammer, for The Kaplan New Works Series.

Wunderkammer features Cincinnati Ballet dancers Arcadian Broad, Marcus Romeo, Minori Sakita, and Bella Ureta.

Cincinnati Ballet Resident Choreographer Jennifer Archibald discusses what inspired her piece, Pursuit, for The Kaplan New Works Series.

Pursuit features Cincinnati Ballet dancers Melissa Gelfin De-Poli, Luca De-Poli, Christina LaForgia Morse, Sirui Liu, David Morse, and Joshua Stayton.

The Kaplan New Works Production Sponsors

The Kaplan Foundation

Production Presenters

Karen F Maier & Delane Starliper

Choreography Sponsors

Lois Cohen

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