The Preparatory Department of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM Prep) will begin offering arts opportunities for the community at UC Blue Ash College on October 8, 2011. Dance classes for children are already offered at the nearby Mayerson Jewish Community Center.
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For freshman College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) dance student Courtney Connor, a typical day’s schedule begins with class at 8 a.m., followed by rehearsal from 9:30-6:15 p.m. with the Cincinnati Ballet, and concluding with night class back at the University of Cincinnati from 6:30-9 p.m. Connor is one of five current CCM students who are dancing professionally full-time while also pursuing their undergraduate degrees, and several CCM alumni have done the same before.
Connor came to Cincinnati in 2006 to join the Cincinnati Ballet and is now a corps company member. This year, she decided to pursue her bachelor’s degree knowing that CCM would allow her the flexibility to do both. CCM’s Dance Division is one of the few dance programs in the country in which students can work professionally while going to school, and the faculty recognizes the importance of doing both and supports these students’ efforts.
One of the most romantic and beloved ballets about love’s triumph over treachery and death comes to life on the CCM stage as the Ballet Ensemble presents Giselle in the Patricia Corbett Theater on May 27-29.
Since its premiere in 1841, Giselle has become one of the most popular ballets of all time and is considered ballet’s great tragedy. Giselle tells the story of a young peasant girl seduced and betrayed by a nobleman. Having died of a broken heart, Giselle joins the ranks of the supernatural Wilis – women scorned before their wedding day and left to seek revenge for eternity. In the end, Giselle’s ghost tries to protect her lover from the vengeance of this group of evil female spirits.
CCM’s Assistant Professor of Electronic Media Peter DePietro will serve as one of the “thought provocateurs” in a new speaker series highlighting UC’s innovative thinkers called Life of the Mind. DePietro will join two other speakers on Tuesday, May 10 at 3:30 p.m. in the Alumni Center for a discussion centered on the theme of technology.
Congratulations to sophomore Ty Olwin, who has earned an Acclaim Award nomination for his role in Adam Rapp’s Red Light Winter. Olwin, who portrays Matt, was singled out in the category of leading performance by a non-Equity actor. Red Light Winter tells the story of college pals Matt and Davis, who hope to rekindle their friendship by spending a wild night together in Amsterdam’s Red Light District. But when the beautiful, young prostitute they meet there surprisingly returns to their lives a year later, a bizarre love triangle ensues, revealing harsh, emotional truths and the dangers of romantic obsession.
Earlier this month, additional performers and productions received nominations from the Acclaim Awards. These nominations included the following CCM performers and productions:
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- Choreography: Diane Lala
- Lead Performance by a Non-Equity Actress: Alaina Mills as Eva Peron
Our congratulations go out to all of the additional nominees! You can view the full list of additional Acclaim Awards nominees here.
This Thursday, the Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Eric D. Fingerhut, University of Cincinnati President Gregory Williams and other community leaders will gather at CCM Village for a very special ceremony, acknowledging CCM’s tradition of excellence.
Please check back with us this Friday for a full report on this celebratory announcement!
As a special treat for the readers of our blog, we are delighted to present an exclusive advance look at tonight’s artistic menu.
Learn more about “A Moveable Feast” here. We’ll see you at CCM Village tonight!
This evening, CCM proudly presents “A Moveable Feast,” a one-of-a-kind sampling of artistic and culinary delights that will take you both around the world and around the remarkable CCM Village. Enjoy a rare peak behind the curtain with backstage and studio tours and experience the brilliance of live performance as our young artists take to the stage. Join the Friends of CCM for this wildly popular fundraising event tonight only! Ticket information is available after the jump. Learn more at ccm.uc.edu or by calling 513-556-2100. View Metromix Cincinnati’s video preview of the event here!
One week from today, on Jan. 21, CCM opens its doors to host a very special event: “A Moveable Feast.” Back by popular demand, the city’s favorite fundraiser allows guests to sample live performances from our students and faculty and take exclusive back-stage tours of our state-of-the-art facilities. Patrons enjoy dinner by the bite from around the world as they tour CCM Village at this unique benefit event. Tickets are available now and include special pricing for Young Professionals! Learn more after the jump!