CCM Dance celebrates The Art of Motion on Dec. 5-8

CCMONSTAGE Dance presents The Art of Motion, featuring original choreography and classic works

UC’s College-Conservatory of Music opens its new CCMONSTAGE Dance Series with The Art of Motion, which runs Thursday, Dec. 5 through Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019 in Patricia Corbett Theater. Directed by CCM Professor of Dance Deirdre Carberry, the mixed-repertoire performance features original works by CCM faculty and a classical ballet masterpiece.

Act I features “Jardin Animé” from Le Corsaire with choreography by Marius Petipa. In this scene, Carberry restages the gathering of the harem in a lush garden to celebrate beauty amidst the flowers.

Next is Passengers, created by CCM Dance Department Chair Shauna Steele. Inspired by Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater and the artwork of Gustav Klimt, this piece explores the interconnectedness of humanity and the idea that, even when we feel alone, we are still part of a vast web of relationships.

CCM Professor of Dance Michael Tevlin’s Remembrance is presented in memory of pianist David Ralphs. Set to music by Erik Satie, the work celebrates Ralphs’ contributions to CCM’s Dance department, for which he provided musical accompaniment for more than 30 years.

Act II of the program opens with Amanita Virosa, an urban Alice in Wonderland tea party choreographed by Steele. The Art of Motion closes with En Tournée, choreographed by CCM Professor of Dance Jiang Qi and set to music by Shostakovich.

Performances of The Art of Motion will last approximately one hour and 30 minutes, including one intermission.

The 2019-20 CCMONSTAGE Dance Series presents The Art of Motion on Dec. 5-8, 2019, at Patricia Corbett Theater. Tickets are on sale now through the CCM Box Office; student discounts are available.  

Performance Times

  • 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5
  • 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6
  • 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7
  • 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8


Patricia Corbett Theater, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets

Single ticket prices start at $29.50; student discounts, group rates and subscription packages also available.

Learn about additional ticket options for current CCM students.

Subscribe to CCM’s three-show CCMONSTAGE Dance Series subscription package for just $59.

Tickets and subscriptions can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online now through our e-box office.

Directions and Parking

CCM is located on the campus of the University of Cincinnati. Please visit for detailed driving directions to CCM Village.

Parking is available in UC’s 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

CCMONSTAGE Production Sponsor: Macy’s

Dance Department Supporter: The Corbett Endowment at CCM

Story by CCM Graduate Student Alexandra Doyle

A preeminent institution for the performing and media arts, the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) is the largest single source of performing arts presentations in the state of Ohio. All event dates and programs are subject to change. For a complete calendar of events, please visit us online at

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