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More Room to Play
Kaplan New Works

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September 15 – 24, 2023 | Aronoff Center for the Arts

More Room to Play

The 2023-2024 Season kicks off with Rep 1—MORE ROOM TO PLAY, Kaplan New Works. The wildly popular annual series returns with invigorated programming from Artistic Director Jodie Gates.

The annual Kaplan New Works series presents the work of up-and-coming choreographers. This ambitious program will feature two world premieres, one by Tiler Peck, principal dancer with New York City Ballet, and one by Houston Thomas, freelance choreographer and a second-soloist with the Dresden Semperoper Ballett. Thomas’ work is set to the music of Bohren & der Club of Gore, a German ambient/jazz band, and British musician cktrl.

Completing the program is a work entitled Quem Viver, Verá (“He Who Lives Shall See”) a dance for five men by Cincinnati Ballet artistic collaborator Jennifer Archibald.  The title work on the program, MORE ROOM TO PLAY, is choreographed by David Morse.

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More Room to Play


CHOREOGRAPHYJennifer Archibald
MUSICWardruna, Dead Can Dance, Roger Gould
MUSICJohn Adams
MUSICTo be determined
MUSICBohren & Der Club of Gore, cktrl

Celebrating Cincinnati Ballet’s 60th Anniversary

2023-2024 SEASON