Cincinnati Ballet to Make Joyce Theater Debut, 5/6-11

Cincinnati Ballet to Make Joyce Theater Debut, 5/6-11

Returning to Manhattan after a 35-year absence, Cincinnati Ballet, led by Artistic Director and CEO, Victoria Morgan, will make its Joyce Theater debut featuring three New York premieres, May 6-11, 2014. The program includes Hummingbird in a Box, set to seven new songs by Grammy Award-winning Peter Frampton, Chasing Squirrel, a daring and eccentric work by Trey McIntyre, and Caprice, a new ballet by Val Caniparoli.

Since 1963, Cincinnati Ballet has been the cornerstone professional ballet company of its region, presenting a bold and adventurous array of classical, full-length ballets and contemporary works, regularly with live orchestral accompaniment. Under the artistic direction of Ms. Morgan, Cincinnati Ballet has become a creative force within the larger dance community, commissioning world premiere works and exploring unique collaborations.

Cincinnati Ballet's 50th Anniversary year is particularly demanding, filled with a series of sweeping projects: the company's first performances in New York City in more than 35 years; the world premiere of their full-length King Arthur's Camelot; and the company premiere of George Balanchine's Symphony in C and a massive Swan Lake, both in collaboration with BalletMet Columbus. "I think we've been hugely ambitious with this 50th season," Morgan says. "This is both a challenging and exhilarating time for the company - 50 years is an impressive milestone. We're thrilled to be coming to New York with three sensational new works. I want the dancers and our audiences everywhere to know what Cincinnati can accomplish."

Cincinnati Ballet is visiting New York City as part of CINCY in NYC, a seven-day showcase of the best of the "Queen of the West's" performing arts, including Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music's (CCM) jazz alumni performing at Lincoln Center, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, The Ariel Quartet, and other performing arts related events to be presented around Manhattan. Visit for more information.

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