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REVIEW – GroundWorks DanceTheater moves vibrantly to the music at Cain Park

Dance is often inspired by the music that merges with the physical imagery. This is certainly true of the pieces GroundWorks DanceTheater performed Friday in the Alma Theater at Cain Park.

Each of the dances is seamlessly wed to the sounds produced by the composers, singers and instrumentalists on the recordings chosen by choreographers Lynne Taylor-Corbett […]

By |July 16th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

PREVIEW – New York choreographer pays tribute to Akron rock icon in new piece for GroundWorks DanceTheater

Lynne Taylor-Corbett was creating “Unpublished Dialogues,” her work about Virginia Woolf, for GroundWorks DanceTheater three years ago in Akron when the company’s artistic director, David Shimotakara, told her she had to see a great new local restaurant.

Dining with the admired New York choreographer at VegiTerrannean, Shimotakahara mentioned that the restaurant was owned by Chrissie Hynde, […]

By |July 10th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

REVIEW – GroundWorks DanceTheater – Dance Magazine

GroundWorks DanceTheater in Just Yesterday by Dianne McIntyre and Olu Dara. 
A wall of gilded pipes from Trinity Cathedral’s 18th century–style great organ rose above dancer Sarah Perrett as she moved along a diagonal corridor of light as if walking a tightrope. Three other dancers joined her on the portable stage, briskly walking to collide into one another […]

By |December 1st, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

PREVIEW – GroundWorks DanceTheater excels in diverse repertoire at Trinity Cathedral

GroundWorks Dance Theater doesn’t merely explore the way dancers move. It also considers how choreographers think and feel about the world.

The Cleveland modern-dance company is looking at its art from three distinctive perspectives this weekend at Trinity Cathedral. The program includes the Cleveland premieres of Jill Sigman’s “Split Stitch” and Amy Miller and David Shimotakahara’s “DnA” […]

By |November 13th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

REVIEW – GroundWorks DanceTheater premieres captivating “Just Yesterday”

A generous array of life lessons can be glimpsed in “Just Yesterday,” the new Dianne McIntyre work that GroundWorks DanceTheater introduced over the weekend at the Breen Center for the Performing Arts.

The Cleveland choreographer crafted this endearing and potent piece after interviewing the GroundWorks dancers about their families. A sort of memory dance, “Just Yesterday” […]

By |January 24th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

PREVIEW – GroundWorks DanceTheater’s ‘Just Yesterday’ is based on dancers’ family stories

What: The Cleveland modern dance company performs works by Dianne McIntyre, Zvi Gotheiner and artistic director David Shimotakahara.

When: 8 p.m. Jan. 22 and Jan. 23.

Where: Breen Center for the Performing Arts at St. Ignatius High School,1911 West 30th St., Cleveland.

Tickets: $15, seniors and students; $22, others. 216-961-2560.

For more than three decades, Dianne McIntyre and Olu Dara have been making […]

By |January 17th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

REVIEW – Old family stories inspire dancing

DanceTheater is drawing on personal histories to make choreography called ‘Just Yesterday’ 

Creating a brand new piece with choreographer Dianne McIntyre, dancers with GroundWorks DanceTheater have been reaching deep into their personal histories.

Just Yesterday, which has its genesis in stories passed down to the dancers by their parents or grandparents, will receive its premiere as part […]

By |January 17th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

REVIEW – GroundWorks Dancetheater scales the bluesy heights

What: The Cleveland company performs works by artistic director David Shimotakahara, artistic associate Amy Miller and Alex Ketley.
Where: Cain Park’s Alma Theater, Lee and Superior rds., Cleveland Heights.
Tickets: $21 and $23. Call 216-371-3000.

To sing the blues is one thing. To dance them is another. And what a smorgasbord of novel and affecting movement GroundWorks Dancetheater makes of the […]

By |June 28th, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments

REVIEW – Guest Blogger Chris Atamian reviews GroundWorks

Less is sometimes more, indeed. In the wonderfully intimate and strangely proportioned West End Theater (i.e. thirty-foot domed ceilings and decorative arches overlooking a mere 84 seats and a semi-circular dance floor the size of my back pocket), the Cleveland-based company presented a charming and sometimes clever New York début—think classically-influenced movement set to contemporary […]

By |March 11th, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments