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Black Box Performance Series 2015 - 2016 Season Preview

Posted June 17, 2015 in

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Welcome to the 2015-2016 season, our fourth year of the Black Box Performance Series. Each year brings an exhilarating new opportunity to share with Cincinnati and the region an impressive and diverse selection of contemporary live art. This season we have increased the number of performances and multiple-night engagements, providing more chances than ever to experience something new with us.

The dynamic music heard as part of the Black Box Performance Series has been a strong point of pride for the past four seasons. A new commitment to conceptual music presentations and projects of a unique vision will no doubt leave plenty of nights of intrigue for those with an urge to be at the forefront of progressive music. Building upon last season’s introduction of dance, we will also present a powerful program of movement-focused performances featuring fiercely contemporary, choreographed works that stretch preconceived definitions of dance.

While the shows may change, the performance space that gave our series a name remains as our home and basecamp. With the black box able to transform to accommodate each specific performance, audiences can expect to walk into an entirely new environment with every visit. We hope you’ll come early for each show occurring on-site to explore four floors of CAC exhibitions, and share in conversation inside our newly renovated Kaplan Hall. Grab a coffee or drink at our incredible in-house café, Collective CAC, and enjoy yourself at the hub for the creative community in Cincinnati.

A consistent thread throughout all of our seasons is our drive to keep audiences surprised and excited. We are tireless in our research and development of our performance program, dedicated to introducing Cincinnati audiences to impressive artists that are contributing to the contemporary performance landscape in fascinating and relevant ways. We hope our audiences continue to grow with us. Take a look at the shows on offer, make your must-see picks, and maybe check something out that’s a bit unfamiliar. Be adventurous — just as you expect us to be!

Thanks to the Haile Foundation for their generous investment in our performance program and to sponsors Ken and Christine Jones.

Drew Klein, Performance Curator

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