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Ohio Dance Theatre returns to Oberlin’s Hall Auditorium with ‘LINES 22’

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Northeast Ohio’s premier classical ballet company will highlight four choreographers during two performances, Friday, May 9th and Saturday May 10th, 2014

Ohio Dance Theatre will be performing “Lines 22”, a selection of various mixed numbers highlighting four choreographers at Hall Auditorium (located at 67 N. Main Street in Oberlin, Ohio). Showtime for each evening will be 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available on line at www.ohiodancetheatre.org or by calling ODT at (440) 7 74-6077.

The performance is an end of season fête designed to emphasize the company’s fantastic versatility with an evening of contemporary, modern, classical and jazz works performed to music from Chopin to Swing.

Guest Choreographer Marie Zvosec’s, “Jane and Cassandra are Sisters” inspired by the life of Jane Austin and suggests the complexity of the deep relationship between Jane Austin and her sister Casandra through the use of six dancers. ODT company member Caitlin Burke will premier “Le Printemps Pas de Trois”.

“I’ve used the music of Edvard Grieg and Dimitri Shostakovich for the piece”, said Caitlin, “The music is both gentle and vibrant and I wanted to demonstrate to the audience the mastery of classical ballet technique combines with the grace and power often associated with the season of spring.”

Included in the show’s line-up will be ODT dancer Monica Starr’s contemporary work entitled “To Be” as well as Artistic Director, Denise Gula revised “Swing”, a tribute to the big band era. “Swing” was first performed in 2003 and features song titles including “Minnie the Mooche”, “I Fell In Love with a Dream”, “In the Mood”, “String of Pearls” and “Sing, Sing, Sing” among others. Other works on the program include, “Chopin Dances” and “Tabula Rasa”.

Tickets range from $15 - $25 and may be purchased on line at www.ohiodancetheatre.org. For more information you may call Ohio Dance Theatre at 440-774-6077. Hall Auditorium located 67 N. Main Street, Oberlin, OH.

About Ohio Dance Theatre

Currently celebrating its 22nd season, Ohio Dance Theatre, Northeast Ohio’s professional ballet company presents classical and contemporary works with a strong theatrical element. Ohio Dance Theatre’s principal artistic goal is to encourage the growth and support of serious dance through the presentation of exceptional performances, instruction and educational programs that enhance the community’s quality of life.

For more information visit www.ohiodancetheatre.org

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