Friday, January 21, 2011
Winter 2011 Dance and Calendar
DANCE PREVIEWS: LES BALLETS TROCKADERO, GROUNDWORKS, INLET, VERB BALLETS, OHIO DANCE, DANCING WHEELS
LES BALLETS TROCKADERO DE MONTE CARLO
Presented by DANCECLEVELAND AND TRI-C, this all male company is an international dance phenomenon. They perform a full range of ballet and modern styles by combining dance skills and comedy. And, yes, men can, indeed, dance en pointe without falling flat on their faces. Note: No children under 2 are admitted. For tickets to the concert, which will be presented on January 29 at 8 p.m. in the Ohio Theatre, call 216-214-6000 or go to www.playhousesquare.org
David Shimotakahara's company performs on February 4 and 5 at the Breen Center, 2008 West 30th Street, across from St. Ignatius High School at 8 PM. The program includes two world premieres, one choreographed by Shimotakahara,
the other by David Parker. Also on the program is BoomBoom, a tribute to American Blues legends. Tickets: 216-961-2560
Inlet Dance presents a family friendly concert as part of the Chagrin Arts' Performance Series at Chagrin Falls Performing Arts Center, 400 E. Washington Street, at 3 pm on Sunday, February 27. For information go to: http://inletdance.org
On Friday, February 11, at 8 pm at the Breen Center, 2008 West 30th Street, Cleveland, Verb Ballets, Cleveland's National Repertory Dance Company, presents its Valentine of Dance which includes the world premiere of Breath from Artist-in-Residence Terence Greene; Noumenon Mobilus by choreographer Alwin Nikolais; Ambiguous; Drives by Tommie-Waheed Evans, and Shapiro and Smith's To Have and To Hold. For tickets go to verballets.org or call 216-397-3757.
OHIO DANCE THEATRE
Denise Gula's Oberlin-based company will premiere's guest choreographer Marie Zvosec's Jane and Cassandra are Sisters at 7:30 on Friday, February 25 at The Breen Center, 1911 West 30th Street. The ballet is based on the story by Jane Austen. Also on the program is From Petipa to Broadway choreographed by Gula, which is a sampling of classical variations, Broadway, Swing and audience favorite, Tabula Rasa. Tickets are available at 440-774-6077. Additional information is available at www.ohiodancetheatre.org.
On March 5, 2011 The Dancing Wheels Studios invites the community to join them for their second annual Night at the Races fundraising event! Location: Dancing Wheels' Studios, doors open at 6:30; first Race begins at 7:15. Admission: $15/person or $125/table of 10, which includes pizza and non-alcoholic refreshments (B.Y.O.B. and your own snack food!). Tickets can be purchased by calling 216-432-0306. Last year's event sold out. All proceeds from the event help to support Dancing Wheels' educational and outreach programming.