“GroundWorks DanceTheater is one of the area’s best dance companies.”
– Cool Cleveland.com

CLEVELAND (December 18, 2013) – GroundWorks DanceTheater will feature the world premiere of “House Broken” by Miami-based guest choreographer Rosie Herrera at the Breen Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. on February 28 and March 1, 2014. The innovative and award-winning company will also perform “LUNA” (2013) by GroundWorks Artistic Director David Shimotakahara and “For the Life of Me” (2008) by GroundWorks Artistic Associate Amy Miller.

Tickets, $25 for preferred seating, $20 for general admission and for $10 students, can be purchased at http://groundworksdance.org or 216-751-0088. The Breen Center is located at 2008 West 30th Street in Cleveland.

A recipient of the 2013 Princess Grace Award for Choreography, Rosie Herrera has garnered critical acclaim for her captivating and beautifully surreal work. She has collaborated on productions with The South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center, the New World School of the Arts, Six Floor Ensemble Zoetic Stage, and with theater artist Rudi Goblen, among others. For more information, visit http://rosieherrera.com/.

GroundWorks world premiere of “House Broken” was commissioned with the generous support of Chuck and Charlotte Fowler to the GroundWorks NewWorks Fund. The Fund was initiated in June 2011 to support the commissioning, creation and production of new work made in collaboration with GroundWorks DanceTheater.

Praised by The Plain Dealer for its “compelling imagery,” Shimotakahara’s “LUNA” was created in collaboration with composer Peter V. Swendsen, Assistant Professor of Computer Music and Digital Arts at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Swendsen has worked previously with GroundWorks Artistic Associate Amy Miller on a number of projects for GroundWorks, including “Valence” and “Running To Earth.” His compositions and research are focused on soundscape composition, interdisciplinary performance practice, and interactive technologies.

Set to five dancers with music by various artists, Miller’s “For the Life of Me” was her nomination for the Cleveland Arts Prize in 2012. She was awarded an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award for her choreography and currently lives in New York, where she was recently appointed Associate Artistic Director with the Gina Gibney Dance Company. “For the Life of Me” premiered at Cleveland Public Theatre’s Gordon Square in March, 2008.

Now in its 15th season, GroundWorks is dedicated to the development and presentation of new choreography and collaborations. The five-member company performs new works by Shimotakahara and Artistic Associate Amy Miller, as well as commissioned work by nationally and internationally acclaimed choreographers including Ronen Koresh, Dianne McIntyre, Lynne Taylor-Corbett, Jill Sigman, Gina Gibney, David Parker and others.

GroundWorks DanceTheater’s performances are made possible with funding from The National Endowment for the Arts, The Ohio Arts Council, Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, The Cleveland Foundation, The George Gund Foundation, The Murphy Foundation, The Kulas Foundation, The Char and Chuck Fowler Family Foundation, Cleveland City Dance, Individual Contributors, and Members of the GroundWorks Board of Trustees.

GroundWorks Dance Theater, 13125 Shaker Square, Suite 102, Cleveland, OH 44120

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