Frampton is Next Artist to Rock the Ballet
November 8, 2012

There’s no doubt about it—classical dance is having a love affair with rock music. From The Royal Ballet’s much-publicized collaboration with producer Mark Ronson to New York City Ballet’s recent premiere of Year of the Rabbit, scored by indie star Sufjan Stevens, artists and audiences can’t get enough of the leather-and-lace matchup of distorted guitar and pointe shoes. Next up is Cincinnati Ballet, whose spring season will feature music by the legendary Peter Frampton, including a brand new piece commissioned for the occasion.


Frampton and his band will perform live to choreography (including three world premieres) by CB associate artistic director Devon Carney, resident choreographer Adam Hougland and Exhale Dance Tribe’s Missy Lay Zimmer and Andrew Hubbard. Says Frampton of the collaboration: “I like things to scare me a little. It’s always good to do stuff that pushes the envelope for you. I’m just looking to stretch myself.” Well, Frampton, if it’s stretching you want, ballet’s a good place to start! Wonder if he’ll use his talk box…


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