Mark Morris’ trademark of dance is his blend of musicality and his commitment of performing with live music. This splendid company from New York is known worldwide as “America’s Dance Group” and has been exciting audiences worldwide for over 30 years with their mixture of brash and profound dance numbers.
On Saturday, March 2, the Mark Morris Dance Group will return to Cleveland’s PlayhouseSquare’s superb Palace Theatre to perform three works that include: Socrates, Festival Dance and Canonic 3/4 studies. Click here to purchase your tickets today!
Free Mark Morris Dance Group Master Class March 1 at CSU's Dance Studio
Class led by Mark Morris Dance Group's Samuel Black
There is still time to register for the Mark Morris Dance Group free Master Class to be held on Friday March 1 at 5:00 p.m. at Cleveland StateUniversity’s dance studio located in the Middogh Building located at 1901 E. 13th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44114.
Leading the class will be Samuel Black. Mr. Black is a native Californian who received his BFA in dance from Purchase College. He has performed with David Parker, Takehiro Ueyama and Nelly van Bommel. He has been with the Mark Morris Dance Group since 2007.
Registration is limited and open to professional and pre-professional dancers. To register, please contact Lynn Deering at email@example.com
Vote online and help Dancing Wheels win a $150,000 grant
Your vote counts! Dancing Wheels Company & School one of six finalists for $150,000 grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture
There is one day left to vote! The Dancing Wheels Company and School is in the finals for a grant worth up to $150,000 and sponsored by Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. If you are 13 years or older, you can click here to cast your vote for three of the six finalists. The top two vote getters will have their projects funded by Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.
Dancing Wheels project is entitled “Daring to be Dumbo” and highlights the pervasive problem of social injustice and bullying. You can view a sample of the video they have produced by clicking here.
Voting ends February 20th!
Verb Ballets presents an evening with Chung Fu-Chang Feb. 23 at the Breen Center
Chung-Fu Chang is no stranger to Verb Ballet having worked with them before. On February 23, Verb Ballets will present an evening of work by Chang at the Breen Center for the Performing Arts. The show will feature three of Chung-Fu Chang’s Works, The Lily, Pheasant’s Writing (his solo piece) and Borrowing Winds (a work in three parts: Cave of Winds, Kites and Pleating Waters) as well as a world premiere of Four Last Songs by Richard Dickinson based on the music of the same name by Richard Strauss.
The Lily, a visually stunning work created especially for Verb Ballets last year, will be revived. This full company work depicts a love story based on an ancient Taiwanese tale of passion and destiny.
In addition Chang will perform on the program in a new solo, called Pheasant's Writing. The solo is inspired from one of the poems of the Shijing, the Classic of Poetry, a collection of songs and poems from the Zhou Dynasty (10th-7th century BC) of ancient China.
The third Chang piece is Borrowing Winds and is based on his observation that one sees the effects of wind in its movement, dynamics, path, speed, shape and emotion and is a fusion of Eastern and Western conceptions that shows both views of the wind’s power and hidden potential.
Rounding out the program will be Richard Dickenson’s ballet Four Last Songs that deal with loss and longing. It is based on the Strauss’ music as well as on the poetry of Hermann Hesse and Joseph von Eichendorff. From Spring, through to Fall and into Winter, Dickinson’s work explores the emotions of hope, love, fading light and darkness.
Immediately following the performance will be a wine and dessert reception at the new West side art gallery, Transformer Station, located at 1460 West 29th Street Cleveland, OH 44113. The Transformer Station is a project of Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell Foundation that is designed to bring original contemporary art exhibitions, events and programming from around the world to the west side of Cleveland. Be one of the first to experience the collection of contemporary photography and photo-based art. Mingle with the dancers and talk with choreographer, Chung-Fu Chang, at the renovated transit substation. Tickets to the reception are $15 and require a reservation by calling 216.397.3757.
Cleveland Cinemas Cedar Lee Theatre announces the return of the Ballet in Cinema series
Series kicks off Feb. 24 with Don Quixote
For lovers of ballet, there is nothing quite like a live performance. The Cedar Lee Theatre (located at 2163 Lee Road in Cleveland Heights) is once again bringing you the next best thing. Ballet in high definition on the big screen. Over the course of the next four months you can see productions from such famous venues as Opera de Paris in Paris, France, Teatro Real in Madrid, Spain as well as the famous “Swan Lake” production featuring Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn as the principles filmed in 1966. This is your chance to see some of the greatest performances ever filmed.
As an added bonus, save $2 per ticket when you show your DANCECleveland ticket stub at the Cedar Lee Theatre box office when purchasing any Ballet in Cinema ticket!
Click here for a complete list of titles, dates and times.