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CCM Mainstage Dance Presents 'The Art of Motion'

The mixed-repertoire dance concert features 'The Little Mermaid,' 'Paquita' and John Adams’ 'Shaker Loops.'

Date: 11/20/2017 12:00:00 AM
By: Alexandra Doyle and Becky Butts
Other Contact: Curt Whitacre
Other Contact Phone: (513) 556-2683
Photos By: Rene Micheo.

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CCM presents "The Art of Motion" Nov. 30-Dec. 3 in Patricia Corbett Theater. Poster design by Mikki Graff.

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music's fall Mainstage Series comes to a stunning conclusion with “The Art of Motion,” a concert of mixed repertoire presented by the Dance Department. Co-directed by Dance Department Chair Jiang Qi and Associate Professor of Dance Deirdre Carberry, the production runs from Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, through Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, in CCM’s Patricia Corbett Theater.

The program begins with featured work The Little Mermaid, which is choreographed by guest artist Adam Sage with music by Léo Delibes and Antonín Dvorák. This classic fairytale, written by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, is about the lengths in which a young mermaid will go for love.

The concert also showcases Paquita with music by Ludwig Minkus, restaged by Deirdre Carberry to choreography by Marius Petipa. Set in Spain during the occupation by Napoleon’s army, the ballet follows the story of a young gypsy girl who saves the life of a French officer and falls in love with him.

The performance concludes with Shaker Loops by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Adams, featuring original choreography by CCM Dance Professor André Megerdichian. CCM’s Café MoMus Ensemble performs the work under the direction of CCM student Alexandria Black. Shaker Loops includes an illuminated collaboration with UC DAAP faculty member Henry Hildebrandt, the Associate Director of Undergraduate Programs in the School of Architecture and Interior Design.

Experience “The Art of Motion” at CCM, which runs Nov. 30-Dec. 3 in Patricia Corbett Theater. Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone 513-556-4183 or online at

Performance Times
  • 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30
  • 8 p.m. Friday Dec. 1
  • 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2
  • 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3
Patricia Corbett Theater, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets
Tickets to “The Art of Motion” are $27-31 for adults, $17-20 for non-UC students and $15-18 for UC students with a valid ID.

Student rush tickets will be sold one hour before each performance to non-UC students for $12 or $15, based on availability. UC students can receive one free student rush ticket with a valid ID, based on availability.

Customizable subscription packages are also available for CCM’s 2017-18 Mainstage Series.

Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online at

Parking and Directions
Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit for more information on parking rates.

For detailed maps and directions, please visit Additional parking is available off-campus at the U Square complex on Calhoun Street and other neighboring lots.

For directions to CCM Village, visit

CCM Season Presenting Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

Mainstage Season Production Sponsor: Macy’s

Dance Department Supporter: The Corbett Endowment at CCM

Dance Performance Sponsor: Teri Jory & Seth Geiger