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
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
GroundWorks supports the Cleveland Milestones Autism Resources exceptional service to families and individuals affected by Autism, and the bringing together of members of our community from across all sectors, to provide access to important resources and information. At this year’s Milestones annual benefit one of GroundWorks long standing Trustees Lev Gonick and his wife Barbara
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
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
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
Don’t miss the last performance of ChamberFest Cleveland’s fourth season tomorrow! ChamberFest is pulling out all the stops by rounding off its fourth season at the Blackstone Organ House for Stars and Stripes. A host of brilliant musicians, including the acclaimed Echo Saxophone Quartet, will gather to bring to life works that ingeniously evoke the
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
Through its grant-making to thousands of nonprofits each year, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) promotes opportunities for people in communities across America to experience the arts and exercise their creativity. In the second major grant announcement of fiscal year 2015, the NEA will make a $20,000 award to GroundWorks DanceTheater to continue its
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
"These children light up my life! They are so enthused, curious and full of their own individual personality. Most of these pictures come from our rehearsals for their recent winter concert. Watching and guiding each of them through the initial nerves and anticipation of their first performance and then seeing the confidence, joy and passion that
We captured a few photos from the Master Class taught by our Outreach Education Coordinator, Mark Otloski, as well as the recent open rehearsal. Both experiences are part of the Action/Reaction project for the GroundWorks DanceTheater exCHANGE with University of Akron.
The 27th International Black Dance Conference & Festival Our Executive Artistic Director, David Shimotakahara will be attending the 27th International Black Dance Conference in Cleveland from January 21 – 25, 2015 hosted by Cleveland Dance Movement. David will also be teaching a workshop during the conference and hope you will be able to join us.
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