Saturday, August 27, 2011

Fall dance calendar 2011

Dance, dance, dance—Fall in Cleveland

Fall is near and the Cleveland dance scene is about to bust loose! Here are some local early autumn offerings:

American Lore
September 23, 2011 8:00 p.m.
Breen Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets: 216-397-3757 or

 Based on the theme, “America is a land rich with stories, a place for rebels and pioneers,” the program includes: Billy the Kid, choreographer Ginger Thatcher premiere of a new take on this outlaw; a revival of Martha Graham's Appalachian Spring; and a revival of Terence Greene's The Gathering.

Dance Showcase
Palace Theatre
September 9, 2011 7:30 p.m.
Free: No tickets required.
The annual PHSquare celebration of dance features a selection of Northeast Ohio’s finest professional companies: The Dancing Wheels Company, Dance/Theater Collective, Inlet Dance Theatre, MorrisonDance, Ohio Dance Theatre, Shri Kalaa Mandir, Travesty Dance Group, Verb Ballets and Sara Whale.

September 16 and 17 8:00 p.m.
Ice House, 129 North Summit Street, Akron
Tickets: 216-691-3180 or
Two world premieres: a commissioned work by former company member Amy Miller and a new work by Artistic Director David Shimotakahara.
September 9
Dance Show Case (see details above)

September 16, 17 & 18
Ingenuity Festival; Detroit-Superior Bridge
For details go to:

Presented by: DANCE Cleveland, EJ Thomas Hall & University of Akron Dance Program
Saturday, October 1st 8:00 PM

EJ Thomas Hall, Akron
Known internationally for presenting works of exceptional inventiveness and physical beauty, MOMIX is a company of dancer-illusionists under the direction of Moses Pendleton. MOMIX will present the evening-length work Botanica, a spectacular piece that follows the rhythms of the seasons, the evolution of the world and the passing of a day. Fabrics, colors, costumes, projections and props create a landscape populated by the creations of Pendleton's original, whimsical, mythical imagination.

Presented by: DANCE Cleveland and PlayhouseSquare
Saturday, October 29 8:00 PM
Ohio Theatre
Tickets: or 216-241-6000
Baryshnikov protégé Aszure Barton has a distinguished reputation for producing striking choreography for stage and film. Her company will present Barton's Busk which explores aspects of what it means to perform.