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DANCECleveland Announces 2014-15 Season

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Featuring Five Renowned Dance Companies

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Programs will celebrate creative spirit of widespread cultures

For their 59th season, DANCECleveland is once again bringing dance companies to Cleveland noted for their unique artistic voices and distinctive styles. From America’s majestic western frontier, to a kibbutz in Israel to Carnival in Brazil the 2014-2015 season will feature five dance companies from around the world that are renowned for their ground breaking choreography and extraordinary dancers.

The season opens in October with Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. In November the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company performs. January brings the return of Pilobolus. Compagnie Käfig from France features Brazilian dancers in March. The month of April will have Restless Creature making a debut appearance featuring former New York City ballerina Wendy Whelan.

In addition, DANCECleveland subscribers will have an opportunity to purchase tickets for an additional production featuring popular radio personality Ira Glass and dancers Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass in “Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host” on Saturday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Palace Theatre.

DANCECleveland is participating in this presentation by Playhouse Square.
“Every year we look forward to the challenge of planning a season that gives audiences a taste of the dance world’s infinite variety, and this year is no exception,” says Pam Young, executive director of DANCECleveland. “From audience favorite Pilobolus and two ballet-based programs, to one of Israel’s finest dance companies and a Brazilian dance sensation, our new season is filled with innovation and excitement. While our dedicated dance lovers have favorites that they return to see, it’s frequently the newcomers to our stage that surprise and delight everyone.”

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet (ASFB) will give a matinee performance at the University of Akron’s E.J. Thomas Hall on Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 3:00 p.m., co-presented by the University of Akron’s E.J. Thomas Hall and dance program.

Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company (KCDC), one of Israel’s most prominent dance companies, will perform at the Ohio Theatre on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.

Pilobolus, the witty company that has captured hearts around the world, will perform at the State Theatre on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

Compagnie Käfig will make its Ohio debut on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. at the Ohio Theatre.

Restless Creature, featuring celebrated ballerina Wendy Whelan, will close the season on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. at the Ohio Theatre.

Season subscriptions, starting at $128, are now on sale at www.dancecleveland.org. Call 216-991-9000 or visit www.dancecleveland.org to purchase season tickets or request a brochure. Single tickets will go on sale August 18.

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