Two performances are scheduled for October 25 and 26, 2013
Fall Performance Series Presented by CSU Department of Theatre and Dance
Having been extremely fortunate to witness the dress rehearsal for this upcoming program I highly recommend that you make a date to see these works. The combination of dance, sound, lights, costume and ingenuity will astound you. This is definitely a show you do not want to miss.
GroundWorks Dance Theater is starting off its fall season with two exciting new works that include a world premiere by Israeli guest choreographer Noa Zuk as well as GroundWorks Artistic Director David Shimotakahara. The performaces will take place at the Allen Theatre on PlayhouseSquare at 8:00 p.m. on October 25 and 26, 2013. Also scheduled for the program is Kate Weare’s 2013 commissioned work Inamorata. The performances are presented by the Cleveland State University Department of Theatre and Dance, which continues its partnership with GroundWorks as a Professional Dance Company In Residence.
Tickets, starting at $20, are now on sale. Call 866-546-1353 or visit www.playhousesquare.org. Student tickets are available for $10; tickets are free for CSU students with a valid ID.
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This past summer, Noa Zuk and her creative partner Ohad Fishof traveled from Israel to Ohio to spend four weeks in residence with GroundWorks in collaboration with the company. The result was a new work titled “After Chorus” which features Zuk’s choreography set to original music and sound created by Fishof.
The inspiration for Shimotakahara’s new work “Emergence” came from the theories concerning the behavior of complex systems and how they evolve. It is a statement of the understanding of these systems and how they relate to human behavior patterns as well as how we interact with each other in the gran sceme of things. This work for four dancers is set to a combination of recorded music, recorded acoustic instruments, voice and computer.
Shimotakahara created Emergent in honor of Jack Katzenmeyer, GroundWorks Board Chair since 2004, with enormous gratitude for his invaluable service and contribution to the evolution and development of the company.
Kate Weare’s work “Inamorata” uses music from a Bach cello suite that segues into a tango, folk music and other styles and features the dancers forming duets, trios and ensembles that show the dancers virtuosity and range.
Noa Zuk and Ohad Fishof are presented in part with a grant from the Jewish Federation’s Cleveland-Israel Arts Connection.
Now in its 15th season, GroundWorks is dedicated to the development and presentation of new choreography and collaborations. The five-member company performs new works by Shimotakahara and Artistic Associate Amy Miller, as well as commissioned work by nationally and internationally acclaimed choreographers including Ronen Koresh, Dianne McIntyre, Lynne Taylor-Corbett, Jill Sigman, Gina Gibney, David Parker and others.
GroundWorks DanceTheater’s performances are made possible with funding from The National Endowment for the Arts, The Ohio Arts Council, Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, The Cleveland Foundation, The George Gund Foundation, The Murphy Foundation, The Kulas Foundation, The Char and Chuck Fowler Family Foundation, Cleveland City Dance, Individual Contributors, and Members of the GroundWorks Board of Trustees. The Akron/Summit Co. Public Library concerts are generously supported by the GAR Foundation, Akron Community Foundation and the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation, the Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation and the Knight Foundation.