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Spring Creative Notes | “Drafting Foresight” by Guest Artist Gina Gibney

What kind of memories do we create after we’ve had meaningful conversations? What becomes of those pivotal discussions? Are our memories the direct result of that significant interaction? How do we mark those moments in time? These questions and more are explored in Guest Artist Gina Gibney’s new work, “Drafting Foresight,” which will make its

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

Summer Workshops, Classes and More

To accompany our summer performances at Heinz Poll and Arts in August, GroundWorks company members will also be hosting a number of events. See below for the full list of upcoming opportunities to get more involved with GroundWorks DanceTheater. Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival August 1, 3, and 5, 4:00pm – 5:00pm at the Balch

Dance Intensive | University of Akron

This past month GroundWorks DanceTheater partnered with The University of Akron’s Dance Institute to offer 15-25 intermediate to advanced students the opportunity to work with GroundWorks’ Artistic Director David Shimotakahara and learn from professional company artists. Now in it’s tenth year of participation in this program, GroundWorks offered a series of workshops focusing on various

Gibney Dance | Call for Dancers

Our friends at Gibney Dance are currently holding auditions for 52-week multiple-year dancer contracts. They are seeking extraordinary dancers with strong professional experience who are ready for a broad-based position that will allow them to continue to grow as artists while making an impact in the local and global community. In addition to actively

Summer Residency | GroundWorks Returns to Cleveland State University’s Summer Dance Program

Next week GroundWorks will again be participating in the CSU Summer Dance Workshop Series. Since being invited to become the Professional Dance Company in Residence at CSU in 2012, each summer this fulfilling program has enabled GroundWorks to connect with many other dancers – ranging from high school students to professionals to seniors, spanning the dance community in Northeast

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

Action/Reaction: Poetry in Motion

When asked what inspires him about being a part of GroundWorks’ Action/Reaction endeavor, Poet & John Carroll University (JCU) Professor Philip Metres isn’t short on enthusiasm: “I’ve always found creative collaborations to be generative and exciting, taking me to new creative places, and challenging me to translate the gifts of other art forms into poetic