Week #4 (Feb. 27 – Mar. 1) La Femme

February 27, 2014 - March 01, 2014

7:00pm, James Levin Theatre


The centerpiece of CPT's season, Big Box provides local artists with the opportunity to create and produce new work. Over seven weeks, Big Box includes nine world-premiere workshop performances of theatre, dance, opera and genre-defying performances. Cleveland Public Theatre is proud to support and foster the work of area artists in this unique program. Artists are given keys to The James Levin Theatre and the freedom to transform the space for the presentation of their work.

bigbox_webThe goal of Big Box is to support new work and local artists.

CPT provides:
– The James Levin Theatre
– Basic production staff, stage management, box office support
– Marketing and advertising support

The artists provide the rest!

The writers, directors, actors, and designers selected for Big Box dedicate themselves to creating new and original work, or stretching their artistic powers by working in new disciplines.

Week #4

February 27 – March 1

La Femme

Choreographed by Jennifer Sandoval Eccher
Original music by John Osburn
Produced by Marquez Dance Project

An exploration of women in society. Do social norms influence women’s self-perception and what they believe they are capable of? In this collaborative new work, the Marquez Dance Project ensemble brings their own lives to the creative process, exploring the limitations placed upon women, and how they triumph in spite of these obstacles.

Artist Bio:
Jennifer Eccher has presented her choreography in the midwest regions of Chicago, Cleveland and Cincinnati, and internationally in Avignon, France. Her work has included collaborations with the following artists: composer Michael Bratt, composer Bob Long, Melissa Mallinson, Nicole Gifford, Sarah Morrison, Robin VanLear, Story Rhinehart and Jeanne Mam Luft. Some festivals include; International American Dance Choreographers Showcase, Dance Chicago, Around the Coyote, Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance, Ohio Dance Festival and DanceWorks. In 2006 she was awarded the Community Arts Assistance Program grant through the city of Chicago. In 2006, 2007 and 2008 she co-produced, choreographed and performed in three dance concerts. In 2009 Eccher moved to Cleveland where she continues to work and perform within the community. She teaches at Studio 82, Dancing Wheels and is adjunct faculty at Cuyahoga Community College. She earned her B.F.A. degree in dance at Kent State University and is currently pursuing her Masters through Hollins University’s Graduate Dance Program.

Thursday, February 27 at 7:00pm
Friday, February 28 at 7:00pm
Saturday, March 1 at 7:00pm