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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

GroundWorks Spring 2017 Preview

The timeless (and timely) themes of connectivity, changeability and transition will be explored in GroundWorks DanceTheater’s upcoming 2017 Spring Dance Series, featuring world premiere works by GWDT Artistic Director David Shimotakahara and Gina Gibney of Gibney Dance, as well as the highly-anticipated reprise of “Remora” by award-winning choreographer Eric Handman. “We find ourselves in a

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

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

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

Winter Creative Notes // An INsider Glimpse into the Musical Composition of Tan Dun’s Ghost Opera

With our 2016 March performances right around the corner, we’re excited to give a behind-the-scenes look into the musical components of Ghost Opera - GroundWorks’ dramatic work choreographed by Artistic Director David Shimotakahara, set to Tan Dun’s musical composition. The piece originally premiered during GroundWorks’ 2014 season and is being beautifully reprised during the 2016

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

Summer Series 2015 | Rave Reviews for Cain Park Performances

GroundWorks DanceTheater kicked-off their 12th annual Summer Series at Cain Park’s Alma Theater to high-capacity audiences and rave reviews. Over the course of the weekend GroundWorks performed two works, House Broken and Boom Boom from their repertory revered as audience favorites, while also presenting the world premier of new work Remora, choreographed by Eric Michael

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