Cincinnati Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet returns to Music Hall

Starting next Thursday, October 26 for six performances, the Cincinnati Ballet with a cast of 34 dancers along with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra will bring to life Shakespeare’s immortal tale of Romeo and Juliet where emotions collide and families go to war in the tale of two young lovers, told brilliantly through the fusion of dance and drama.

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Cincinnati Takes from the Toronto International Film Festival

I traveled to the Toronto International Film Festival last weekend and was treated to three film experiences with Cincinnati takes. After a strong showing at the Cannes Film Festival this spring, Film Cincinnati wasted no time making its presence known here on the international cinema scene with one of two Cincinnati-made movies to be shown at TIFF.

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Cincinnati Ballet holds young performer auditions for The Nutcracker

Young performer auditions for Frisch’s Big Boy Presents The Nutcracker will take place throughout the day Saturday, August 19 and call back auditions Sunday, August 20 at The Cincinnati Ballet Center, located at 1555 Central Parkway. Now in its 43rd annual production, the timeless holiday tradition runs December 14 through 24 at the newly renovated and historic Music Hall.

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Cincinnati Ballet announces record expansion for their Academy’s Summer Intensive

Cincinnati Ballet’s Otto M. Budig Academy has reported extensive growth in their Summer Intensive program. The nationally-recognized program kicked off June 12 at full capacity, having sold out within a month of opening registration. The program provides intensive training through immersive curriculum through July 21 for ballet students ages 12-21. This year’s Summer Intensive has been extended to include six weeks and an added fourth level to the program, resulting in enrollment of 64 additional students – a 56% increase in attendance over last year.

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ArtsWave approves $10.4 million from its Community Campaign to impact the region in 2018

Last week, ArtsWave’s Board of Directors approved $10.4 million in grant expenditures from its recent 2017 Community Campaign, slated to support more than 100 arts organizations throughout the Greater Cincinnati region in its Fiscal Year (FY) 2018. In addition, 21 grant recipients were approved to receive over $135,000 in Catalyzing Impact Grants from FY 2017 funding, closing out the last of three rounds of grantmaking.

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Ballet hosts “Choreographing Confidence” presented by Always

Cincinnati Ballet presents Choreographing Confidence, a dance and leadership workshop, through the generous support of Always, June 17 at 1 pm at the Over-the-Rhine studios located at 1555 Central Parkway. More than 100 young women ages 10-17 will spend the afternoon learning, interacting with mentors, and engaging in activities with a focus on developing confidence and promoting self-esteem through dance.

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Vote for your favorite Flying Pig themed mural by ArtWorks

ArtWorks and Flying Pig Marathon are teaming up to honor the Marathon's 20th anniversary, which will be in 2018. This summer, ArtWorks youth Apprentices (ages 14-21) will paint a large-scale celebratory mural on the Hyatt Regency Hotel at 5th and Elm Streets. 20 local artists are competing for design rights. Which will make it to the finish line?

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