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 returns for one performance only on March 20 at 2 pm at the Aronoff Center.
Who Cares? brings together both companies for a spectacular collaboration with the grandeur of an expansive corps de ballet. The performance marks our sixth shared production with BalletMet, and our 2014 collaboration for the masterwork Symphony in C was deemed one of the best performances of the year by The Columbus Dispatch. Backed by George Gershwin’s most popular melodies, Who Cares? has the spirit of a Broadway performance, coupled with the exquisite technique from the legendary choreographer George Balanchine.
Trey McIntyre’s Wild Sweet Love follows a young woman on her journey through episodes of romance and heartbreak, revealing the many faces of love. McIntyre’s piece Chasing Squirrel which was performed on tour at New York’s Joyce Theater, returned to Cincinnati audiences last season in Director’s Choice and was described by the Cincinnati Enquirer as “a raucous work, exuberant and raw in a way rarely seen on the ballet stage.”
Age of Innocence, performed by BalletMet Columbus, is a neoclassical piece choreographed by BalletMet’s own artistic director Edwaard Liang, set to the music of Thomas Newman and acclaimed minimalist composer Philip Glass. Cincinnati audiences may be familiar with Liang’s piece Feast of the Gods which was also featured in Director’s Choice last season. Inspired by Jane Austen novels, Age of Innocence is a compelling exploration of women’s roles in society during that time period, reflecting on their lack of voice and individuality.
MEET THE ARTISTS
Studio Experience: Join us at the Cincinnati Ballet Center (1555 Central Parkway) for a full behind the scenes experience including a performance preview and a conversation with select artists, Tuesday, March 1 at 5:15 pm. RSVP to the Cincinnati Ballet box office at 513.621.5282.
Pre-performance: Cincinnati Ballet invites ticket holders to a pre-show conversation with select dancers, choreographers and designers who bring the performances to life, Friday, March 18 at 7 pm in the Procter & Gamble Hall at Aronoff Center. Present your Wild Sweet Love ticket for admission.
Wild Sweet Love Sponsors: Dr. Lawrence Eynon, John & Julie Richardson, Jack & Moe Rouse, Frost Brown Todd LLC, Horan Associates, Inc.