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GroundWorks Spring Season Preview | The Plain Dealer

By Zachary Lewis, The Plain Dealer March 14, 2017 CLEVELAND, Ohio - The muses could not have been kinder to GroundWorks DanceTheater than they were going into the 2017 Spring Dance Series. Not only did the group's three-part program this week at the Breen Center for the Performing Arts coalesce around a theme of connections.

Scene Magazine’s Best of Cleveland 2017 Nominations

Spring is landing, and so is Scene Magazine's Best of Cleveland 2017. Creative expression is our passion - whether through live music collaborations (Violins of Hope & Carmina Burana) to artist residencies and educational outreach. We explore the nuances of the human experience and embody the pulse and movement of life through unique and

Spring Creative Notes | GroundWorks Reprises “Remora”

We are proud to reprise Salt Lake City-based choreographer Eric Handman’s highly-anticipated work “Remora” during our 2017 Spring Dance Series. Handman’s “Remora,” a critically-acclaimed “substantial and intensely physical work” first created with GroundWorks in 2015, is rooted in its physicality, the demands of its execution, its complexities and its nuances of timing. Together, these elements

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

A Study in Movement | GWDT @ Willson School

With GroundWorks’ ongoing effort to empower creativity through movement, we recently had a wonderful opportunity to conduct Movement Study workshops with 4th, 5th and 6th graders at Willson School. Mark Otloski, GroundWorks' Education Director, along with company dancers Lauren Garson and Stephanie Terasaki, engaged students in fun, inspiring and collaborative studies in movement and expression. The workshops

Welcome, Yvette Hanzel – GWDT’s Director of Development

We are excited to introduce Yvette Hanzel -- GWDT's new Director of Development. In this role, Hanzel will oversee the implementation of a strategic approach to fundraising – including grant solicitation, major gifts, annual campaign, fundraising events and in-kind resources. “I’m truly honored, and feel a genuine rapport with both David Shimotakahara and General Manager

Unforgettable | GroundWorks to Present a Glorious Rendition of Carmina Burana

It’s been said that Carl Orff’s purpose in his immensely popular Carmina Burana was “total theater” where music, words and movement work together to create an overwhelming effect. We are thrilled to share an unforgettable experience in our new adaptation of Orff’s timeless masterpiece at GroundWorks’ 14th annual Summer Concert Series beginning on July 15

Inside Look | GroundWorks Previews Guest Artist Adam Barruch’s New Piece

It was an intimate afternoon of dance and lively discussion on Friday as we presented an inside look into award-winning New York choreographer Adam Barruch’s new work, “Hex,” which will debut at GroundWorks’ 14th annual Summer Concert Series beginning on July 15 at the Alma Theater in Cain Park. Guests enjoyed an up-close showing of the dynamic

Summer Creative Notes | Guest Artist Adam Barruch Explores Mysticism in Debut Work

We are thrilled to welcome award-winning New York choreographer Adam Barruch as Guest Artist for our much-anticipated Summer Dance Series. Barruch’s world premiere work, tentatively titled “Hex,” will explore themes including mysticism, magic and creation. Adam recently shared what makes this collaboration unique and why the subject matter is thought provoking. “The piece is centered

Creative Notes | A Carmina burana for Our Shared, Modern Life

Coming off of a wonderful Spring Season and record-breaking It Takes Two Benefit, it’s exciting to share what we’ve been up to in the way of making new dance! Today we’re sharing notes from a recent conversation with Executive Artistic Director, David Shimotakahara. He and the dancers are in the midst of the creative process

It Takes Two 2016 | That’s a Wrap!

This year's benefit took things to the next level and we are so appreciative to everyone who made this year possible! A big thank you goes out to: Our presenting sponsor, University Hospitals Our venue host sponsor, the Cleveland Museum of Art In-kind sponsor, Microsoft The evening's co-chairs, Denise San Antonio Zeman & Lev Gonick

GroundWorks DanceTheater Artist Annika Sheaff Awarded CPAC Creative Workforce Fellowship

  Photo Credit: Haley Jane Samuelson We are proud to announce that our own Annika Sheaff has been awarded a 2016 Creative Workforce Fellowship by the Community Partnership for Arts & Culture! We recently sat down with her to learn more about this wonderful recognition. Annika, what does receiving this fellowship mean to you? "It's a huge