Breen Center for the Arts
2008 West 30th Street
Cleveland Ohio 44113
GroundWorks Dance Theater
February 15 and 16
Performances Will Feature Two World Premieres and the Heralded “Brubeck”
Two world premieres will be presented by GroundWorks Dance Theater at the Breen Center for the Arts on February 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. The company will be performing a piece by guest choreographer Kate Weare titled “Inamorata” as well as GroundWorks Artistic Director David Shimotakahara’s newest creation “LUNA”. The program will also include Mr. Shimotakahara’s “Brubeck”, his vibrant and acclaimed tribute to American Jazz icon Dave Brubeck.
Tickets are $25 for preferred seating, $20 for general admission and $10 for students. Tickets can be purchased at www.groundworksdance.org or by calling 216-751-0088
The Breen Center for Performing Arts is located at 2008 West 30th Street in Cleveland.
About the Choreographers
Kate Weare has been the founder of her New York based dance company since 2005. She has also collaborated with a variety of talented people including violinist David Ryther, Brooklyn based indie band “One Ring Zero” as well as composer Michel Galante and the Argento Chamber Ensemble. For more information, visit www.kateweare.com.
David Shimotakahara created his newest work “LUNA” in collaboration with composer Peter V. Swendsen who is the Assistant Professor of Computer Music and Digital Arts at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Professor Swendsen is no stranger to GroundWorks having worked with GroundWorks Artistic Associate Amy Miller on a number of projects for GroundWorks, including “Valence” and “Running To Earth.” His compositions and research focuse on soundscape composition, interdisciplinary performance practice, and interactive technologies. More information about Professor Swendsen can be found at www.swendsen.net.
“Brubeck” first premiered in August of 2012 at the Glendale Cemetery in Akron and was a featured piece at the Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival.
GroundWorks was founded by Shimotakahara in 1998 who has set the company’s mission to develop and present new choreography and collaborations. Along with performing new works by Shimotakahara and Artistic Associate Amy Miller, they also commission works from nationally and internationally respected choreographers. In the past they have worked with the likes of Ronen Koresh, Dianne McIntyre, Lynne Taylor-Corbett, Jill Sigman, Doug Elkins and David Parker.
GroundWorks DanceTheater’s annual programming is 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.