Week #5 (Feb. 6 – 8): BACKspace

February 06, 2009 - February 08, 2009

7:30pm and 3:00pm, James Levin Theatre


Cleveland Public Theatre Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan is proud to announce the participating artists for the 2009 Big [BOX] series. Big [BOX] is an award-winning residency program produced by Cleveland Public Theatre that focuses on the independent creative artist and the exciting things that can happen when one is given the space and time to create. Now in its 7th successful year, Cleveland Public Theatre is proud to support and foster the work of area artists in this unique program.


Big [BOX] presents an evening of dance and music, featuring original choreography by Carly Dorman and Sara Lawrence and exciting new music by local instrumental ensemble FiveOne.

back-space [bak-speys] v. 1. to shift the carriage or typing element of a typewriter one space backward by depressing a special key. n. 2. the space made by backspacing. 3. the physical space behind a person’s back. 4. a personal retrospective on the pathways of human experience. 5. life behind us.

Stories of our lives…really stories of everyone’s lives…BACKspace.

FiveOne, under the artistic direction of Michael Bratt, is made up of 15 musicians with diverse educational backgrounds and musical influences. The group consists of an international mix of both composers and performers, each with conservatory training and a desire to champion innovative, daring new music in northeast Ohio and beyond. FiveOne is: Michael Bratt (Artistic Director/Composer), Madeline Lucas (Flute), Ryan Huch (Clarinet), Conrad Jones (Trumpet), Matthew Smith (Trombone/Composer), Nathan von Trotha (Percussion), Derek Tywoniuk (Percussion), Erica Ward (Violin), Elizabeth Phelps (Violin), William Johnston (Viola), Meredith Clark (Harp), John Thompson (Guitar/Keyboards/Composer), Shuai Bertalan-Wang (Piano), Louis Ng (Piano), Jeremy Allen (Keyboards/Composer).

Dancer and Choreographer Carly Dorman was born in New York and raised in Miami, Florida. She received her BFA in dance from New World School of the Arts in Miami under the direction of Daniel Lewis, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She also trained in New York at the Alvin Ailey, Jose Limon, and Paul Taylor Schools. Additionally, Carly received scholarships to study with Axis Dance Company in California and at the Florida Dance Festival. Dance and choreography credits include Fashion TV, Florida Grand Opera, Karen Peterson & Dancers, Florida Dance Festival, Celebrity Cruise Lines, and MegLouise Dance Sneak Reviews. She has also done print and film for Miami Living Magazine and Christmas in Miami. Currently, Carly is a company member of Dancing Wheels here in Cleveland.

Dancer and Choreographer Sara Lawrence has a degree in Dance Teaching and Choreography from Mercyhurst College (Erie, PA). She has performed in Columbus with The Dance Cure and Columbus Dance Theatre, and also with Shen and Bones Performance Group in Erie, Pennsylvania. She is currently in her third season as a member of Cleveland’s Dancing Wheels and is a dance instructor at several area dance studios. Sara’s choreography credits include: Weight Training (2005), 50 White Horses, which premiered at the 2005 American College Dance Festival in Buffalo, NY, and Midnight at the Zoo (2006).

For more information and musician biographies, please visit www.fiveonemusic.org.

Original Music composed and performed by FiveOne, dance choreographed and performed by Carly Dorman and Sara Lawrence

February 06 – February 08 2009