Cincinnati Ballet - Changes for the 2020 Season

Updated: Aug. 11, 2020 at 10:22 AM EDT
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Cincinnati Ballet is excited to announce our modified 2020-2021 Season. While this unexpected schedule looks different than first envisioned, it is a season of surprises sure to delight dance lovers in the region. When the COVID-19 pandemic postponed the remainder of the 2019-2020 Season in March and April, Cincinnati Ballet did not anticipate programming changes well into our upcoming season. However, Cincinnati Ballet's dedicated staff pivoted quickly to reimagine the 2020-2021 season with varied performance options. "The health and safety of our dancers, staff, patrons, and community remain our top priority," said Scott Altman, Cincinnati Ballet CEO. "As we continue to navigate the unique challenges of social distancing, our commitment to health and safety has guided us as we created a season that delivers the world-class dance you expect from Cincinnati Ballet. We have had to make some difficult decisions, but we know, thanks to our community's deep commitment to the arts and Cincinnati Ballet, we are safeguarding the future of our organization." Cincinnati Ballet has adapted the 2020-2021 Season based on recommendations from government and health officials and in line with sister organizations both regionally and nationally. Cincinnati Ballet invites you to come celebrate dance and our vibrant community next month as we kick off the season with a free, socially distanced production in partnership with Cincinnati Parks at the P & G Pavilion September 25-27. This program will feature the return of our dancers with outdoor performances showcasing selections of favorite solos and pas de deux from our rich repertoire. In November, Cincinnati Ballet will present an intimate workshop performance. "Right now, our artists are busy creating thoughtful pieces for this performance," said Artistic Director Victoria Morgan. "Our dancers and artistic staff are developing a celebratory program. The return of this art form to an indoor stage with audiences and dancers socially distanced will proudly highlight the talents of your Cincinnati Ballet artists, as dancers, as choreographers, and innovators of our time. While the world is an unsettled place, we are focused and moving forward in our mission to share the love and healing power of dance with our community." As we move into December, keeping in mind appropriate social distancing, we will offer a re-imagined Nutcracker presented by Frisch's Big Boy in an hour-long program in the Music Hall Ballroom, December 17-23.