The Cincinnati Ballet and its volunteer organization BRAVO! are proud to announce the theme of this year's Nutcracker Ball: White Hot '20s. The theme is meant to recapture the joyous "Roaring Twenties," that crazy, white hot decade of celebration when people listened to the king of jazz, Louis Armstrong, and danced the jitterbug, boogie woogie and Lindy Hop in dance marathons until they dropped.
The swanky holiday event this year is presented in two parts, ACT I and ACT II.
The party evening kicks off with ACT I, a black tie affair, at 7 p.m. with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and progresses to an elegantly catered dinner. During dinner the Cincinnati Ballet will perform a dazzling duet and there will be an opportunity to bid on several items during the live auction, hosted by local celebrity Cammy Dierking of Local 12 News.
Young Professionals in cocktail attire are invited to join ACT II of the ongoing party at 9 p.m., when Clyde Brown and his nine-piece orchestra begin to play. More hors d'oeuvres, an open bar and the chance to purchase surprise bags all add intrigue to the White Hot '20s Nutcracker Ball, as arts patrons of all ages mingle and dance the night away.
About Cincinnati Ballet
For 44 years, Cincinnati Ballet has been the cornerstone professional ballet company of the Cincinnati tri-state area, presenting a mix of full-length and mixed repertory ballets, regularly with live orchestral accompaniment. The company has maintained an annual Nutcracker series since 1974. During 2006-07, Cincinnati Ballet celebrated the tenth anniversary season of Artistic Director Victoria Morgan, who has choreographed extensively for the company, and attracted an intriguing mix of renowned choreographers to challenge her dancers in well-received world premieres. Under Morgan's guidance, Cincinnati Ballet has also established a national and international presence and enjoyed ground-breaking collaborations. The Otto M. Budig Academy, the official school of Cincinnati Ballet, is dedicated to developing dancers with a strong classical technique and unified style.
Cincinnati Ballet's 2007-2008 season is generously sponsored by: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation and the Larry and Rhonda Sheakley Family Foundation.
Cincinnati Ballet also receives generous support from organizations and individuals throughout the Tri-state including: Frisch’s Restaurants Inc, RiverPoint Capital Management, Inc., the Ohio Arts Council, the City of Cincinnati, the National Endowment for the Arts and Delta Airlines.