CCM’s Annual Choreographers Showcase Spotlights Dance Student Creations

Photography by Rene Micheo.

Photography by Rene Micheo.

CCM’s Ballet Ensemble presents its 2012 Choreographers’ Showcase on March 10 and 11 in Patricia Corbett Theater. Jiang Qi and Michael Tevlin co-direct this annual event, which consists entirely of student-created works. Admission is free and open to the general public. The concert is dedicated to the memory of CCM dance major Corrine Patterson (1991-2010).

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CCM Announces Winter 2012 Calendar of Major Events

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) presents nearly 1,000 public events throughout the year and offers free admission to many of its performances. Unless otherwise indicated, all events listed here take place on the CCM campus and are free. Some events require paid admission; please see individual event information for details and ordering information.

Tickets and Additional Information:
Please visit ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice or contact the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183.

Parking:
Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit ccm.uc.edu for directions.

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CCM Announces Full Schedule of 2011-12 Mainstage Events

CCM's 2011-12 Season Brochure

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music’s schedule of major performances for 2011-12 is now available! This year’s season includes over 40 major events, ranging from fully staged operas and musicals to Afro-Cuban jazz concerts and holiday-themed choral extravaganzas.

You can download a digital copy of this year’s brochure here or view the brochure online via Issuu.com. Physical copies are also available at the CCM Box Office.

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CCM Dance One of Few Programs to Give Students Flexibility to Pursue Professional Work While in School

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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.

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CCM Ballet Ensemble Presents Romantic Tragedy ‘Giselle’

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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.

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East Meets West As CCM Dance Receives Chinese Visitors

CCM's Jiang Qi.

CCM's Jiang Qi.

A group of 20 faculty members and students from China’s Shandong University at Weihai will visit CCM on Jan. 28, 2011, concluding in a celebration of the Chinese New Year at Corbett Auditorium in CCM Village at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29. The visit was organized by the Greater Cincinnati Chinese Music Society, which is also a partner with CCM in the concert presentation of Turandot on the Chinese New Year.

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Dance in 3D: Drama, Diversion and Dalliance

Next week, CCM’s Ballet Ensemble presents “Dance in 3D: Drama, Diversion and Dalliance.” Directed by Michael Tevlin, the concert runs Dec. 3 – 5 in Patricia Corbett Theater. Experience CCM’s talented corps of dancers in a diverse program featuring new works, revivals and gems from the classical repertoire.

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CCM Dance Presents Their Fall Concert Dec. 3-5

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The CCM Ballet Ensemble present their Fall Concert Dec. 3 – 5 in Patricia Corbett Theater. The concert showcases two world premieres by award winning choreographers and CCM faculty members Jiang Qi (with CCM composer Michael Fiday) and Michael Tevlin. The event also features a re-staging of the “Pas de Deux” from Don Quixote by CCM faculty and former American Ballet Theatre ballerina Deirdre Carberry and additional works by adjunct faculty members Ka-Ron Lehman Brown and Suzette Boyer Webb.

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An Introduction to CCM Dance

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CCM’s Dance Division opens their season next month with their annual Fall Dance Concert, running Dec. 3-5 in Patricia Corbett Theater. In honor of the event, we present you with a brief introduction to CCM Dance, courtesy of the Presentation Technology and Services Group at the University of Cincinnati. Stay tuned for more information on the Fall Dance Concert!

The Dance Division gratefully acknowledges the support of The Corbett Endowment at CCM.

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