Performance Calendar

These listings update the printed edition of the Newsletter Calendar of Events published in Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall.

Cincinnati Ballet

September 13-23

at the Aronoff Center for the Arts.
The Kaplan New Works Series puts the raw energy of contemporary ballet center stage with four world premieres. Emmy-award winning choreographer Mia Michaels from the popular FOX show, So You Think You Can Dance, brings her emotional piece, “calling you.” San Francisco Ballet soloist Myles Thatcher and Cincinnati Ballet Resident Choreographer Jennifer Archibald will join Michaels with premiere works. Archibald will focus on the strength of the male dancer with a new ballet for five powerhouse men. Rounding out the Kaplan New Works Series will be two premieres choreographed by Company dancers David Morse and Taylor Carrasco.
Tickets are on sale now. For more information visit

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company

Thursday, Sep. 20, 7:30 p.m.

Body Talk
University of Dayton, Kennedy Union Boll Theater, 300 College Park, Dayton, OH
In this multimedia dance imagination of African American playwrights, award-winning choreographers Debbie Blunden-Diggs and Crystal Michelle draw inspiration from prominent works including Adrienne Kennedy’s Funnyhouse of a Negro, Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls, August Wilson’s Fences, Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop, Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God and James Baldwin’s The Amen Corner
Tickets $18:


September 28-30, 2018

Morrison Dance – Ingenuity Fest 2017 – Photo © Bob Perkoski,

featuring vertical dancing in harnesses
MorrisonDance presents “CHANGING LANDSCAPES”

5401 Hamilton Ave., Cleveland, OH 44114
Multiple showings throughout the festival

Admission to the event is $5 per day or $10 for the weekend for adults. The festival is free to kids 12 and under. For times, details and tickets, visit



Comprised of talented dancers with varied backgrounds in contemporary, modern, hip hop, tap and more, A.I.M performs works that range in movement style and tell stories that inspire personal reflection about history, societal issues and how the two intertwine. A 2013 MacArthur Fellow, Kyle Abraham was one of the youngest people to be named a MacArthur “genius”. Presented in collaboration with The University of Akron’s Dance Program. Tickets at or call 330-972-7570

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company

Oct. 6-7, 2018

Dayton, OH
The Bench: Journey Into Love
Saturday, Oct. 6, 7:30 pm and Sunday, Oct. 7, 4 pm
Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St., Dayton
Love begins with a meeting by a park bench in this evening-length concert featuring dance, theatre & an original score by choreographer Kiesha Lalama! Student and group tickets are 50% off ticket level price. Part of DCDC’s 50th Anniversary season. Visit

Canton Ballet

Oct. 12, 2018 7:30 pm  October 13, 2:00 pm

Celebrate Dance!
Canton Ballet presents Celebrate Dance! October 12 at 7:30pm and October 13, at 2:00pm. at the Canton Palace Theatre.  Choreographers are Canton Ballet alumnae Joy Raub and Kylie Beringer of Canton, Charles Martin of Kansas City, Sarah Emory of Atlanta, Canton Ballet choreographer in residence Angelo Lemmo and artistic and executive director Cassandra Crowley.  Admission specially priced for Celebrate Dance! is $10 with all seats reserved.

New Vision Dance Company

October 13th & 14th

Guest Artists include composer MichaeO’Dell & MoDJaZZ, sculptor Sarah Hahn, pianist Max Rubin, vocalist Drew Belpedio, dancers Jarrett Reimers & Karen Wing, dancer Leisa DeCarlo and the Paula Trybus vocal studio. Featuring choreography by Artistic Director Melissa Gould, Lisa Barry, Ryan Shaw, Daniel Kiley, Caitlin Gregory and Marlee Scholten.
When: 10/13 at 8:00 pm and 10/14 at 2:00 pm
Where: McCoy CPA 100 E Dublin Granville Rd, New Albany, OH 43054
Reserved seat Adult  $20, Students & Seniors $12
By phone: Ticketmaster 1-800-745-3000 or CAPA 614-469-0939
In person: by visiting the CAPA Ticket Center at the Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St., Columbus

B.R.E.A.D! Festival

Sunday, October 14, 2018 12-9:00pm

Dublin OH B.R.E.A.D! A festival of arts and community OhioDance presents Dance. Groups represented Richens/Timm Academy of Irish Dance, Yellow Rose Cloggers of Ohio, Latino Student Association of OSU, Thiossane West African Dance Institute, Mansee Singhi and dancers – Indian Folk dances.

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company

October 18, 2018

Up Close & Personal: Kevin Ward
Thursday, Oct. 18, 11:30a – 1p
DCDC studios, 840 Germantown Street, Dayton
Peek behind the scenes as former DCDC Artistic Director rehearses and choreographs a new work to premier at the Golden Anniversary Concert and Gala, May 4, 2019. Part of DCDC’s 50th Anniversary season. Visit

Wittenberg University

Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 7:30pm

As a part of the Wittenberg Series, a selection of cultural activities annually presented by Wittenberg University, Wittenberg will be welcoming Catapult, a shadow dance group to Springfield in collaboration with the John Legend Theatre at The DomeAdmission is free.  Please contact Shih-Ming Li Chang ( for ticket information.

Contemporary Dance Theater

October 26 & 27, 2018

On The Road
Zvi Gotheiner of ZviDance has a new dance theater work “On The Road” conveying the atmosphere of Jack Kerouac’s 1957 novel. The stage is set with filmed landscape rushing past dancers are added in two levels – live on stage and onscreen set in various landscapes . These dancers are “beautifully idiosyncratic” (Adrian Dimanig or Interludes) “Past and future don’t register. It’s the present that matters”, which is so true of dance. Video by Joshua Higgason and score composed by Jukka Rintamki.

The Freed Center for the Performing Arts

October 27, 2018

7:30 p.m.
The Freed Center for the Performing Arts
Department of Theatre Arts, Ohio Northern University
Ada, OH
For Tickets:
Includes special guest performance by the ONU Dance Company. Mystic India: The World Tour is an internationally-acclaimed Bollywood dance spectacular combines authentic Indian and modern techniques bringing the streets Mumbai and New York into perfect harmony. Audiences can expect an explosion of colors and energy as they travel on a celebratory journey through Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Punjab and Gujarat, and even through the progression of Bollywood films via a stunning visual display that fuses dance, theatre and spectacular special effects.

Oyo Dance Company

October 27 and 28

Ohio Dominican, Columbus
Concert Pieces, a rep concert
Guest Performers: Abdiel Cedric Jacobsen and Ari Mayzick


October 26 – November 3, 2018

BalletMet, Columbus
Davidson Theatre Choreographers: George Balanchine, Christopher Wheeldon, Justin Peck Experience the intensely dazzling works of three prolific New York choreographers with Lineage: A Collection of Short Ballets. Step inside the spirited freshness of American folk dancing with George Balanchine’s Square Dance, a boldly athletic work starkly contrasted by the melancholic beauty of Christopher Wheeldon’s After the Rain. Delight in the musicality of Justin Peck’s In Creases, in which two grand pianos provide the backdrop for powerfully energetic movement. performances/2018-19-season/lineage/