The Club Mom is happy to partner with the Cincinnati Ballet for this Amazing Valentine’s Day Date night Giveaway Opportunity! The legendary tale, King Arthur’s Camelot, returns to the Aronoff Center Valentine’s Weekend, February 10-12 at the Aronoff Center.
The epic tale based on the story of King Arthur is translated through original choreography by Cincinnati Ballet Artistic Director & CEO Victoria Morgan, an original musical composition by Canadian composer John Estacio, performed by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Maestro Carmon DeLeone, and an original libretto by dramaturge Eda Holmes.
King Arthur’s Camelot is one of the few ballets based on the legendary tale of King Arthur, a prevalent focal point of medieval literature. After being pronounced king and finding true love with Guinevere by way of Merlin’s magic, King Arthur’s idyllic life soon leads way to turmoil as he learns of the transgressions of his new wife and his newest knight, Lancelot. A young idealist, King Arthur’s visions of obtaining a perfect love and ruling with honor and valor are challenged and he finds himself a mere man, navigating a world wrought with betrayal and dishonor. The story is told through a stunning display of dance and theatrical elements such as projections, puppets, and exquisite sets and costumes.
King Arthur’s Camelot also features the talents of several collaborators. Award-winning projection designer John Boesche has worked with major theater companies, including Broadway for The Glass Menagerie, as well as the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Goodman and Steppenwolf theaters. Lighting designer Trad A Burns is known for his frequent work with Cincinnati Ballet on productions such as The Nutcracker and Mozart’s Requiem. Gina Cerimele-Mechley, is an accomplished fight director, and one of very few women certified to teach fight choreography. King Arthur’s Camelot also features the work of Puppet Designer Eric Van Wyk, and costume design by the world-renowned Sandra Woodall. “All of these elements combine to unleash the passion, adventure and magic that the story of King Arthur demands,” says Morgan.
“An epic tale known to all, and at the heart of it, a dream of what may be in the best of all possible worlds.” –Mary Ellen Hutton, Music in Cincinnati
“King Arthur’s Camelot is definitely the best ballet I have ever seen. The score and the choreography elevated each other to an ethereal level.” –Jessica Dennett, BroadwayWorld.com
BALLET & BEER: MEET THE ARTISTS
Join us Thursday, February 2, from 5:15–7 pm at the Cincinnati Ballet Center in Over-the-Rhine for a casual behind-the-scenes experience. Hear from Cincinnati Ballet dancers and see how they embody their characters through dance, manage complicated fight choreography, and still manage to make it all look so easy. Ballet & Beer: Meet the Artists events are free, and pre-registration is required! RSVP via phone 513.621.5282 or online at cballet.org/ballet-beer. At the event, Cincinnati young professionals under 40 will get an exclusive opportunity to purchase specially-priced tickets for the next Cincinnati Ballet performance (pending availability).
PERFORMANCE DATES AND INFORMATION
WHO: Cincinnati Ballet
WHAT: King Arthur’s Camelot
WHEN: Friday, February 10 – 8:00 pm
Saturday, February 11 – 2:00 pm
Saturday, February 11 – 8:00 pm
Sunday, February 12 – 2:00 pm
Sunday, February 12 – 6:30 pm
WHERE: Aronoff Center for the Arts
650 Walnut Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
HOW: Call 513.621.5282, visit cballet.org,
visit the Cincinnati Ballet Box Office at 1555 Central Parkway or the Aronoff Center box office at 650 Walnut Street
Tickets start at $32
Coupon Code: Use the Code VDAY17 and enjoy 25% OFF up to 4 tickets
Enter here for a Chance to WIN 2 Tickets to the show of your choice: Winner will be chosen Feb 2nd at random! Good Luck!!
CONNECT: READ / WATCH / LISTEN / LEARN / ENJOY at cballet.org
Camelot Performance Photos by Peter Mueller