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Experience the Creativity & Passion of GroundWorks

Experience these exciting new works at our 2017 Spring Series in Akron – see below for details.


  • Date: March 31st & April 1st, 2017. Add this performance to your calendar.
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Location: EJ Thomas Hall, 198 Hill St, Akron, OH 44325
  • Works: The Akron premier of two new Creative Residency works, one choreographed by guest artist Gina Gibney & the other by GroundWorks Artistic Director David Shimotakahara. This series also features the work “Remora” by Eric Handman (original work choreographed for GroundWorks in 2015).
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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 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 time of transition and unpredictable change,” says Shimotakahara. “Who is not feeling the tension of divisions in our country, divisions that are profoundly challenging our assumptions about who we are and what we value, in our communities, and as a nation? In times of uncertainty, I think art is called upon more urgently to hold up the mirror, to comment and to question.”

Shimotakahara adds, “GroundWorks has always been committed to the highest ideals of our art, encouraging the discovery of new perspectives and to thinking outside of the box. But art, and in particular dance, also has the power to bring us together, to make us aware of our need and desire for connection. GroundWorks’ Spring program reminds us of the importance of a fundamental truth – it is our connections and relationships with people that matter most.”

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