Frédéric Nauczyciel, director
Keitaro Harada, conductor
Michael Unger, harpsichord
Abdu Ali, voice
Lex Nycole, production assistant
Sylvain Cartigny, music consultant
Kinera Revlon, Jason Tompkins, Lisa Revlon, Down to Mars Vintage, costumes
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Contemporary Arts Center, co-producer
Studio House of HMU (Paris/Baltimore/Cincinnati): Diva Ivy Balenciaga, Dale Blackheart, Blaise Cardon Mienville, Frédéric Nauczyciel, Kory Blacksjuan Revlon, Marquis Revlon, Vinii Revlon, Riya West, Ian Forsgren, Holy Price, Savannah "Think$Avy" Sexton, Dayshawn Benton, Apria Celine, Brandyn Majur Lambert, Jayy Rogers, Jaylah Dorn
The Dancing Belles
On the stage at Music Hall
About 85 minutes, with one interval
"The vogue ballroom culture is defined by its celebration of femininity in the African American transgender community, with roots dating back to the Harlem Renaissance. It resonates with the Baroque period. I create a path to explore juxtapositions between Baroque music and urban ballroom culture of vogue, and the street culture of marching bands. I will combine the CSO and performance artists from Paris, Baltimore and Cincinnati—to ultimately transform the concert form, and the stage into an area of accidental proximity." —Frédéric Nauczyciel
- The title of this program translates loosely as "Be one's self, together."
- Artists and audience share the same space—the stage at Music Hall.
- Elements of dance by Studio House of HMU highlight the music.
- Shorter, intermission-less performance with post-concert talk-back.
- Newcomers are welcome here. Bring in your drink and settle in.
6:30 pm - CSO Proof Lounge
7:30 pm - Artist Introduction & Performance
9:00 pm - Talk Back
This production includes mature content and is recommended for ages 12+.