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Thank You for an Extraordinary 2016

For GroundWorks, 2016 was a year filled with extraordinary creative opportunities including three live music collaborations within the production and presentation of an amazing range of groundbreaking work. From the creation of “Shadowbox” as part of the Violins of Hope Project with the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage to our spectacular production of Carmina Burana

Fall Series Preview: Thoughts from Dance Critic, Steve Sucato

Dance Critic, Steve Sucato, has published his preview of our Fall Series, debuting Friday. Read the excerpt below, which deals with our Violins of Hope inspired, world-premiere work, Shadowbox: "Violins of Hope is a project begun by [Amnon] Weinstein in 1996 in which he has been locating and restoring violins that were played by Jews in the camps

Uncovered and Elevated | Violins of Hope Collaboration To Debut October 16th

On October 16th and 17th we will be debuting our Fall Series! As part of this series we will perform an original piece inspired by the exhibit, Violins of Hope. These violins survived the Holocaust and represent the never-ending hope of the Jewish people and their culture during that time as well as in the

Spring Creative Notes | Eric Handman Joins Us for Creative Residency!

Our latest Creative Resident, Eric Handman, recently spoke to us about his introduction to GroundWorks DanceTheater as well as what it’s been like to work with David & the company. “I met David at the American College Dance Association’s Western Conference in 2014 out in Arizona. He was an adjudicator and saw a quartet that

Notes from the Frontier | Creative Development Progresses on House of Sparrows

As promised, we will continue to share notes on our creative process to give you a peak behind the curtain & right into the way we think about creativity at GroundWorks DanceTheater. This series of posts focuses on our new work – The House of Sparrows – due to debut as part of EJ Thomas

Notes from the Frontier: A Discussion with Aeolus Quartet’s Greg Luce

“All performances, in some way, inhabit memories of someone or something else,” says Greg Luce, Violinist & member of Aeolus Quartet. “In some ways it’s easier to be removed [from the time in history that you are referencing in your work] – there’s a certain purity that comes with distance from that person or thing.

GroundWorks DanceTheater to Premiere Two New Works as Part of Spring Series at St. Ignatius’ Breen Center for Performing Arts

CLEVELAND, OH (January 29, 2015) – GroundWorks DanceTheater will host the Cleveland premiere of two new works as part of the company’s 6th-annual Spring concert series at the Breen Center for the Performing Arts on March 20th & 21st, 2015. These performances will comprise three works including House of Sparrows, Untitled and Current Frame. The

Notes from the Frontier: Approaching Collaborative Creation with Composer Steven Snowden

“I was raised in the Missouri Ozarks. [When it comes to matters of North & South,] I felt like an outsider with familiarity of both perspectives. That juxtaposition of legacy & progress,” says House of Sparrows composer Steven Snowden when you ask him why approaching the topic of the Civil War in his work interested