March 8-9 brings the annualPerformance and Time Arts production of the Contemporary Dance Theater to the College Hill Town Hall. This performance art festival will feature modern dance, a comic opera and much more. One of the show’s producers, Karen Wissel-Shiota, spends a few minutes in studio with Anne Arenstein with a preview of this year’s event.
Jim Stump welcomes in Kim Popa, the co-founder/artistic & executive director ofPones, Inc., the contemporary dance company that often performs in non-traditional spaces. They discuss the history of the group and some of their upcoming performances.
Cincinnati Ballet is ready to present the regional premiere of Alice (in wonderland), a fresh new adaptation of the classic Lewis Carroll tale. Once again, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra will provide live orchestration and direction by Septime Webre. Anne Arenstein discusses this new production with the Ballet’s Production Stage Manager, Melinda Dobson.
Cincinnati’s de la Arts Dance Company has started theDancing with Parkinson’s program for patients with this disease and their caregivers. Elizabeth Grover, coordinator of the program, explains to Robyn Carey-Allgeyer that, while this is not a therapy or exercise class, it does provide movements that can be helpful to Parkinson’s patients.