Station Hope 2017April 29, 2017
Powerful art and performance honoring Cleveland’s social justice heritage at a historic Underground Railroad site.
Week #1: Travesty Dance Group & Antaeus Dance (Double Bill)May 04, 2017 - May 06, 2017
Two companies join forces to present an evening of engaging and evocative dance, theatre, film and music. Choreographers Kimberly Karpanty and Joan Meggitt explore resilience, sacrifice and acceptance with a collection of original work. Taking the Fall pays homage to those who keep us safe, demand our honesty and serve as models for integrity and right action.
The Dark RoomMay 09, 2017
The Dark Room is a monthly “open mic for playwrights” where writers take center stage and their work has a chance to grow in a supportive environment. Every 2nd Tuesday of each month.
Week #2: Verb Ballets with BodyEDT (of Taiwan)May 11, 2017 - May 13, 2017
Following an international tour in Taiwan, Verb Ballets returns to feature a dynamic evening of bold artistry highlighting the company’s unique style with Ming-Cheng Lee, the artistic director and creator of BodyEDT. These performances are made possible by the Cleveland Foundation Creative Fusion Program and will combine tradition, installations, digital, technology and instrumental music.
Week #3: Inlet Dance TheatreMay 18, 2017 - May 20, 2017
Inlet Dance Theatre features three new works and, for the first time, presents a company member’s autobiographical piece. This concert includes a collaboration with the residents of Judson Manor senior living community, a duet focusing on the need for male mentoring relationships in our society and a group work examining the ancient practice of wearing sackcloth and ashes.
Week #4: Elu Dance Company & Across the Board (Double Bill)May 25, 2017 - May 27, 2017
Using visceral dance vocabulary and imagery, Elu Dance Company’s evening-length work seeks to break through barriers of understanding as they explore the horrors of the ongoing refugee crisis. Caught is movement prose in search of light in this incomprehensible darkness.
An intimate conversation through dance about the pride, pressure and presumption associated with race and cultural aesthetics. Black Don’t Crack offers a window into the personal negotiation of these conflicts and raises questions about authenticity and how we value ourselves and others.
RED ASH MOSAICMay 25, 2017 - June 17, 2017
The daily doldrums of a video game store erupt into a fracturing of realities as a man confronts his own death/life.