Local artists and dance companies will be presented each week to present old favorites and new works of contemporary dance
Onstage March 21 – April 20, 2013
Raymond Bobgan (Executive Artistic Director for CPT has announced the 2013 schedule for DanceWorks which is designed to showcase various works of six local contemporary dance companies. All performances will be on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:00 p.m. in the James Levin Theatre located at 6415 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio. Tickets are $25 for General Admission, $23 for Seniors and Students and $10 on Thursdays. Participating companies include: Verb Ballets, Inlet Dance Theatre, Double-Edge Dance, Travesty Dance Group, Without Words Movement and Marquez Dance Company
March 21 – 23
Verb Goes Electric with the Cleveland Chamber Symphony
Joining up with the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, Verb Ballet presents an evening of exceptional contemporary dance combined with new boundary expanding electronic music created by up and coming composers. This promises to be an exciting evening as movement and sound are melded to create a new language of performance.
March 28 – 30 (Double Bill)
Without Words Movement
New Works by Mikaela Clark and Mackenzie Clevenger Valley
Using dance as a way to bring understanding about global issues, Without Words Movement brings to light the horror and degradation of those trapped in the global sex trade.
Travesty Dance Group
Kimberly Karpanty, Leanne Schmidt and Missy Lilje premiere a selection of works designed to nourish and inform. These succinct dances range from the diverse to the spicy with an original short film screen dance thrown in.
April 4 – 6 (Double Bill)
To coin a phrase, Double-Edge Dance is on the Cutting Edge of Contemporary Dance. Using intense physiology combined with and intimate and vulnerable undertone their production promises to be an evening of dash and frailty. Among the promised pieces will be Cry-i-i-ing which was recently premiered at the Kennedy Center.
Marquez Dance Project
The Marquez Dance Project takes snapshots of life then invent dances to tell the story. This performance looks at all aspects of “fall”: falling in love, falling over laughing, falling and recovering and falling from grace.
April 11 – 13
Inlet Dance Theatre
Bill Wade invented “Air” as the second movement of his “Four Elements” work. Inlet Dance Theatre brings this compassionate and energetic piece along with a list of revivals of past works.
April 18 – 20
The Rite of Spring: the Bride Unseen
Richard Dickinson is renowned for his talent in taking well known classical pieces of music and turning them into masterpieces of dance. His new work, The Rite of Spring: The Bride Unseen is the story of the strength of family ties as a young woman must surrender to an arranged marriage to please her family. There will be loss but you must decide who that is.
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