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The Kaplan New Works Series
Dancing outside of the box
The Kaplan New Works Series returns to be performed, for the second time in its new home at the Aronoff Center in the beautiful Jarson-Kaplan Theater, allowing access to a larger audience while maintaining the intimate environment you have grown to know and love during this series. New Works remains committed to innovation and the celebration of choreographers while showcasing the dancers and spotlighting their strength, athleticism and diversity. This year New Works features three world premieres and one Cincinnati premiere. Resident Choreographer Adam Hougland presents two works this year, introducing a brand new solo piece, which marks his sixth world premiere for Cincinnati Ballet, and the return of All My Favorite People from Cincinnati Ballet & Over the Rhine Live. Dancer turned Choreographer Viktor Plotnikov presents a world premiere piece using video technology to discover a visual union of movement and projection. He has danced featured roles in extensive classical and contemporary ballets by many acclaimed choreographers and has toured extensively in Russia and the U.S. As a choreographer, he has created a multitude of original works for several world class organizations and international ballet competitions. Ma Cong, Resident Choreographer at Tulsa Ballet, began his training with the Beijing Dance Academy and has danced the work of all the acclaimed choreographers today such as Balanchine, Forsythe, Kylián, McMillan and more. Renaissance man Gabriel Gaffney Smith, a composer and choreographer/dancer with BalletMet Columbus, presents the Cincinnati premiere, a pas de deux set to his own original musical composition. Choreography: Ma Cong, Adam Hougland, Viktor Plotnikov, Gabriel Gaffney Smith