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SYMPHONY IN C

MARCH 21-23 2014 | THE OHIO THEATRE
MARCH 28-29 2014 | ARONOFF CENTER

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George Balanchine stands as one of the towering figures in 20th century ballet. His Symphony in C was the first major work to showcase his trademark lean, high energy classicism. Set to Georges Bizet’s exuberant score, the ballet has four movements with each featuring a different ballerina, danseur and corps de ballet. Also on the program is Maurice Ravel’s famous "Bolero" in a dance setting by Cincinnati Ballet’s Artistic Director and CEO, Victoria Morgan. The much awaited and anticipated Wunderland choreographed by BalletMet Artistic Director, Edwaard Liang rounds out this adventurous program.

GEORGE BALANCHINE’S SYMPHONY IN C

created by world-renowned choreographer George Balanchine, Symphony in C is set to composer Georges Bizet’s once-lostSymphony in C. This classical ballet is the epitome of the marriage of movement to music on stage, and is filled with Balanchine’s appreciation of lines and structure. Four movements compose Symphony in C, each one varying in intensity, tone and theme, coming together for the impressive grand finale. New York Times critic Alastair Macaulay describesSymphony in C as “the most exhilarating piece in world repertory.” Both Cincinnati Ballet and BalletMet dancers will perform Symphony in C.

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EDWAARD LIANG'S WUNDERLAND

Wunderland is choreographed by our very own, newly appointed Artistic Director, Edwaard Liang. Liang’s piece is pristine with articulation, where dancers mold their bodies into striking poses and geometric formations that create both tension and harmony. Join the show and watch these talented dancers in their acrobatic feat underscored by a string quartet composed by American composer Phillip Glass. Support for Edwaard Liang work is provided by Anne and Noel Melvin.

See Washington Ballet perform Edwaard Liang's Wunderland

VICTORIA MORGAN'S BOLERO

Performed by Cincinnati Ballet and choreographed by Morgan, Boléro builds musically upon a steady drum line, with solitary, seductive instrumentation taking the spotlight. The dancing runs in perfect parallel, as Boléro shows the progression of young dance students to accomplished corps members to flawless principals. Morgan tailors each production of Boléro to the current company, ensuring that the respective strengths and unique talents of each dancer is fully realized and celebrated. Boléro is a true testament to talent and growth.