Cincinnati Ballet: Triumphant Bold Moves Festival [REVIEW]

Cincinnati BalletProcter & Gamble Hall at the Aronoff Center for the ArtsPittsburgh, PA May 21, 2022, afternoon and eveningBold Moves Festival Program 1: Petal, Nine Sinatra Songs, Minus 16Program 2: Children of the Passage (Dayton Contemporary Dance Company), Our Story (world premiere), Bolero Steve Sucato for CriticalDance.org For her last production as Cincinnati Ballet’s Artistic Director, Victoria Morgan programmed a mix of tried-and-true repertory favorites along with a new ballet by company dancer … Continue reading Cincinnati Ballet: Triumphant Bold Moves Festival [REVIEW]

Improved Cleveland Ballet Shines in ‘The Nutcracker’ [REVIEW]

Cleveland BalletThe NutcrackerPlayhouse Square – Connor Palace TheatreCleveland, OHDecember 3-5, 2021 By Steve Sucato Cleveland’s premier The Nutcracker production by the Cleveland Ballet returned once again to Playhouse Square December 3-5 after a yearlong hiatus because of the global pandemic. The annual production that regularly plays to sold-out audiences, was performed for the first time at the larger Connor Palace Theatre. In doing so, the … Continue reading Improved Cleveland Ballet Shines in ‘The Nutcracker’ [REVIEW]

Prejudices, Curiosities and Sexual Power Explored in Cincinnati Ballet’s Latest ‘Kaplan New Works Series’ Production [REVIEW]

Cincinnati BalletThe Kaplan New Works SeriesDigital Stage ProductionFebruary 25-28 & March 5-7, 2021 Reviewed by Steve Sucato Like the classic late 1970’s Heinz Ketchup commercials featuring Carly Simon’s song “Anticipation,” dance fans, because of the global pandemic, have been anxiously anticipating new programming from their favorite dance artists. For fans of Victoria Morgan’s Cincinnati Ballet, that new programming came in the form of this past … Continue reading Prejudices, Curiosities and Sexual Power Explored in Cincinnati Ballet’s Latest ‘Kaplan New Works Series’ Production [REVIEW]