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Choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Written and Forgotten at Bold Moves Festival 

Image: Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Written & Forgotten, courtesy of Grand Rapids Ballet

Fri, Jun 9 - Sun, Jun 18  2023

With two diverse programs, the Bold Moves Festival with the Cincinnati Ballet is truly an exploration of dance that features multiple works from world-renowned choreographers. The second program includes Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Written and Forgotten, a dynamic and colorful reverie about the perception of the world through the eyes of a child. Read more here.

About the event

The two programs include Cincinnati Ballet resident choreographer Jennifer Archibald’s SIT, Val Caniparoli’s Ibsen’s House, William Forsythe’s In the middle, somewhat elevated, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Written and Forgotten and Garrett Smith’s Façades. The production also includes a to be determined work that will be programmed by Cincinnati Ballet’s incoming Artistic Director Jodie Gates.

Program 1

Choreography: Jennifer Archibald
Music: Midnite, Hang and Balance; The Art of Fusion Drumming, Taufiq Qureshi; Komodo, Maro Jailo

In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated
Choreography: William Forsythe
Music: Thom Willems

Guest Artist: Irene Rodriguez
A Rose by any other Name
Choreography: Irene Rodriguez
Music: Cristian Puig, Damir Fuentes

Program 2

Ibsen’s House
Choreography: Val Caniparoli
Music: Quintet in A Major, Op. 81 for Piano, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello, Antonín Dvořák

Written and Forgotten
Choreography: Anabelle Lopez Ochoa
Music: Aris Dimitriadis, Rene Aubry, Lisa Gerrard, Manuel Wandji, Madeleine Peyroux

Choreography: Garrett Smith
Music: Philip Glass, George F. Handel, Antonio Vivaldi

About the artist

Since 1963, Cincinnati Ballet has been the cornerstone professional ballet company of the region, commended for presenting an internationally-acclaimed repertoire of classical masterworks and premieres of provocative contemporary pieces. The Company was founded on a desire to create a diverse community of dance enthusiasts by sharing the beauty of the artform with full-length ballets and innovative world premieres. Cincinnati Ballet has brought the world to the region through exceptional collaborations with acclaimed artists and choreographers, becoming a creative force within the larger dance community.

Annabelle Lopez Ochoa is an award-winning and sought-after choreographer that has created works for more than 70 dance companies around the world. A versatile choreographer, Lopez Ochoa creates regularly within the dance field but also for theatre, opera, and musical theatre. Her wide-ranging body of work includes short conceptual pieces, full-length narratives, and dance films.


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