Boldly moving choreography forward, one jeté at a time
Now in its tenth year, The Kaplan New Works Series continues to innovate, elevate and celebrate modern choreographers while showcasing the dancers, spotlighting their strength, athleticism and diversity. New Works is performed in a smaller, more intimate setting than all of our other productions, allowing the audience to feel the raw energy this series generates.
This September’s choreographer roster includes: Jennifer Archibald, founder and artistic director of New York City’s acclaimed Arch Dance Company; Heather Britt, a six-time collaborator with Cincinnati Ballet and founder of the wildly-popular DANCEFIX; Cincinnati Ballet’s own Artistic Director & CEO Victoria Morgan; Amy Seiwert, artistic director of Imagery, who last choreographed for New Works with 2011’s I Think of You Often; and William Whitener, former artistic director of Kansas City Ballet and Artist in Residence for part of the 2013-2014 Season.
Cincinnati Ballet’s “Kaplan New Works Series” has proven a near-perfect way to start the season.
There’s a playfulness between the dancers and choreographers. It’s an open dialogue, dedicated to innovating, to elevating, and to pushing boundaries.
The beauty of this year’s New Works was the sampling of various styles of dance, ballet, music, and creative expression.
Interviews with the Choreographers
We sat down with Victoria Morgan, Heather Britt and Jennifer Archibald to talk about the inspiration and process behind their contributions to the 2014 – 2015 Kaplan New Works Series.
Click the boxes or flick left to view all three artist interviews!
David Lyman talked with Victoria Morgan about why she is so “psyched” about this season’s New Works.
At Cincinnati Ballet’s Kaplan New Works Series, dancers take on the role of choreographer, Pointe Magazine interviewed Taylor Carrasco, David Morse, and Victoria Morgan about this journey.
John Lomax on Local 12’s Good Morning Cincinnati talked with Taylor Carrasco and David Morse about the pieces the world premieres they are choreographing for The Kaplan New Works Series.
Cincinnati Ballet is proud to partner again with Arnold’s Bar and Grill for a special New Works package: for two nights only, enjoy dinner and the show for just $60+ fees. That’s like getting dinner FREE! Grab your tickets for September 18 or 19 with promo code NWDINNER1819 and you’re in for a real treat – a special New […]
Deborah Linz at Fox 19 sat down with Taylor Carrasco and David Morse to talk about the pieces they are choreographing for The Kaplan New Works Series
Charisse Gibson at Fox 19 sat down with Taylor Carrasco and David Morse to discuss the upcoming The Kaplan New Works Series on FOX19 NOW Morning News.
Photo gallery from Cincinnati Ballet’s New Works rehearsals.
It’s impressive. When I got here and started working with the dancers, I was blown away by what they can do.” – choreographer Travis Wall
Travis Wall, Artistic Director of Shaping Sound and So You Think You Can Dance star, sat down to tell us about how his mother’s story inspired his upcoming world premiere during New Works.
“I’m very confident in storytelling,” Travis Wall, choreographer and Artistic Director of Shaping Sound Dance Company, said. “Something I can do is create a story with no words and get that across to an audience.” That is exactly what Travis Wall brings to Cincinnati Ballet’s The Kaplan New Works Series September, 14-24 at the Aronoff […]
Cincinnati Ballet is proud to partner again with Arnold’s Bar and Grill for a special New Works package: for two nights only, enjoy dinner and the show for just $65.10. That’s like getting dinner FREE! Grab your tickets for September 19 or 20 with promo code ARNOLDS and you’re in for a real treat – a special New […]
Hear from Artistic Director Victoria Morgan on the genesis and impact of New Works on the community as well as the Cincinnati Ballet dancers themselves.
“She was said to be as talented a musician and composer as her brother,” says Saunders, “but was not permitted to continue her career in music because she was a woman.” In The Kaplan New Works Series, choreographer Penny Saunders sets out to tell the story of Maria Anna Mozart, a prodigy pianist and […]
With a focus on innovation, New Works celebrates modern choreographers while showcasing the athleticism, strength, and versatility of our dancers. Featuring four world premieres and including special guest Travis Wall from So You Think You Can Dance.
Celebrating its 13th year, The Kaplan New Work Series opens Cincinnati Ballet’s groundbreaking 2017-2018 Season September 14-24 at the Aronoff Center’s Jarson-Kaplan Theater. The series offers an up-close experience with a variety of exciting world premieres by today’s most innovative choreographers. This year’s program includes special guest Travis Wall, best known for his work on […]
After months of dedication and rehearsals the Cincinnati Ballet Dancers took the stage for The Kaplan New Works Series. Browse the images from the Opening Night performance!
Cincinnati Ballet Dancers rehearse daily in preparation for The Kaplan New Works Series. From learning the steps to perfecting every move they pour countless hours and endless amounts of energy toward pursuing perfection. Enjoy these behind the scenes photos from New Works rehearsals.
Download the 1415 New Works Press Release The 2014-2015 Season brings a handful of new things to Cincinnati Ballet: the tenth annual production of season opener The Kaplan New Works Series, September 11-21; the transition to New Works performances in a new space, the Jarson-Kaplan Theater at the Aronoff Center for the Arts; a collaboration between […]
Cincinnati Ballet’s 2014-2015 Season sees the return of blockbuster
ballet favorites and exciting world premieres: The Kaplan New Works Series, Peter Pan,
Frisch’s Presents The Nutcracker, ALICE (in wonderland), Mozart’s Requiem and Director’s
“New Works is about revelations. Not just choreographic revelations. But since they see these dancers in different ways, the guest choreographers who create these new works offer us revelations about the performers themselves.”