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Stage Notes: GroundWorks DanceTheater comes to Akron, New World Performance Laboratory’s ‘Devil’s Milk Trilogy’

By Kerry Clawson
Beacon Journal arts writer

GroundWorks DanceTheater brings its spring program to E.J. Thomas Hall this weekend with three dances that all deal with connection and change in some way.

The dances, by Artistic Director David Shimotakahara, New York choreographer Gina Gibney and Utah choreographer Eric Handman, all may subconsciously be responding to the tension and disconnect that many people feel in our country today, Shimotakahara said.

The dances aren’t politically specific but instead speak to some universal truths.

“It affirms this sort of need that we have, which is kind of a universal human idea, a need to connect [with] things that draw us together and draw us toward each other, as opposed to the things that we struggle with and divide us all,” he said.

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