Snapshots: Our CDF 2017 Artists

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Snapshots: Our CDF 2017 Artists

The second Cleveland Dance Fest is coming...and we are ready. This year we have eighteen choreographers, three different performances, and a lot of great classes. Much can be said for the thriving dance community here, as well as the excitement of having a two-day dance festival here in Tremont. Instead, though, let’s take a look at our artists. We have a diverse group, mainly from northeastern Ohio, all with distinct styles and backgrounds. Some are burgeoning young artists, and others are seasoned creators. Let’s meet them all.

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Our New Home: History, Artistry, and Potential

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Our New Home: History, Artistry, and Potential

As many of you know, The Movement Project has found a new home in the beautiful and historic Pilgrim Church. So what is it about this community that speaks to us? Why Tremont? Why Pilgrim Church? To understand the community we are now a part of, and to find the answer, it’s best to start from the beginning.

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THE BIG PICTURE: Innovation. Drive. Creativity.

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THE BIG PICTURE: Innovation. Drive. Creativity.

This month, TMP will be embarking on a trip to Illinois for the Going Dutch Festival, an event that celebrates women’s voices in not only dance, but in theater and visual art as well. This festival is an important part of the culture of these art forms. Throughout the years, women’s voices have been lost or drowned out by the work that has been designed by men.

 

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Dance in Cleveland: May 2017

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Dance in Cleveland: May 2017

Spring has sprung, and now it’s time to look into the sunshine and be involved in some warm-weather dance! There are some great things to look forward to this month, and I hope to see you there. Check out this listing for information on classes, performances, and more for May!

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Dance in Cleveland: April 2017

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Dance in Cleveland: April 2017

It’s a pretty peaceful April in Cleveland, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t things happening! Check out what’s shaking the dance community this coming month, and take part yourself!

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Dance in Cleveland: March 2017

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Dance in Cleveland: March 2017

New class opportunities have popped up in Cleveland! As spring is just around the corner, a new life has been breathed into the community. Take a look at all of the performances, auditions, and classes available this next month.

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Insight: A Chat with Choreographers

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Insight: A Chat with Choreographers

In preparation for the upcoming and exciting work that will be presented at Pilgrim Church February 10th and 11th, I decided to chat with Megan Lee Gargano, Grace Nicklos, and Jon Lawson about their pieces, their processes, and their choreographic hopes. Take a look below and see what they have to say:
 

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Dance in Cleveland: January 2017

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Dance in Cleveland: January 2017

2017 is here, and a whole host of dance performances and opportunities lie ahead. Art is going to be as important as ever as we move along this year, and now is the time to save some dates in your calendar and get involved.

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Dance in Cleveland: November and December

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Dance in Cleveland: November and December

Hold onto your hats, Nutcracker season is upon us! While we all love the family classic, there are other things Cleveland has to offer these next few months, including class opportunities, auditions,  and other performances. I recommend taking a look at the goings-on below, and taking a note of Nutcrackers and other events alike!

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Dance in Cleveland: October

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Dance in Cleveland: October

The year is moving along, and after a humid summer, it’s time for crisp crunchy leaves as the dance season truly begins. October is proving to be filled with performances as well as class opportunities, so for those of you looking to train, be sure to take a look!

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Rebecca Leuszler: Creative Workforce Fellow, CDF, and TMP

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Rebecca Leuszler: Creative Workforce Fellow, CDF, and TMP

As The Movement Project moves into the closing of summer, the next large event for TMP and Cleveland dance looms on the horizon; The Cleveland Dance Fest. In light of the upcoming festival, I decided to chat with the woman who founded it: Rebecca Leuszler. On top of many accomplishments, including co-founding The Movement Project itself, she’s most recently become a 2016 Creative Workforce Fellow and has used this position to create the festival. Rebecca has been an active member of the Cleveland dance scene for many years, and is currently working to create a more interactive and conducive community among professional dance artists in the city, as well as creating ties between dance and the community at large.

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Dance in Cleveland: August and September

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Dance in Cleveland: August and September

Summer has been a busy time for Cleveland! Our NBA win and presence of the RNC has certainly received a lot of attention over the past several weeks. However, as the warmer months come to a close, there is going to be a lot happening in the dance world. To keep you all in the loop of the goings-on in this city, I have done a little research. 

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TMP in NYC

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TMP in NYC

Sweat trickles down my back. There is no air down here in the subway, except for that momentary breeze as a train rushes by. When it's gone, however, the air is once again stale, filling up the space of the dim platform. So I clamber up the stairs to the exit, light at the end of the tunnel, and am met with sunshine and smells and noise, noise, noise as the world opens up before me.

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Summertime in Cleveland

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Summertime in Cleveland

Summertime in Cleveland is beautiful with its lush green and sunshine. June and July have some great dance opportunities and performances coming up...including the chance to apply for Cleveland's first annual Dance Fest! Slather up in sunscreen, enjoy the beaches on Lake Erie, and get involved in Cleveland dance!

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Springing Forward into May

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Springing Forward into May

Spring is on its last legs, and May is here to shoot us forward into summer. However, before we get into shorts and flip-flops, take a look at this jam-packed and exciting close to spring: classes, performances, and other events from Dancing Wheels, The Cleveland Tango School, TMP, and more!

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Is spring here... yet?

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Is spring here... yet?

After a busy March, it is time to look to April. Many exciting projects are in the works for May, but April has some great things in store with auditions, performances, and workshops from Dancing Wheels Company and School and The Movement Project! Take a look, prepare to dress for any weather (it is April in Northeastern Ohio, after all), and get involved!

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Dance in Cleveland: The Beginnings of the Spring Season!

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Dance in Cleveland: The Beginnings of the Spring Season!

Spring is right around the corner, and with it brings a busy performance season for artists and companies in the Cleveland area. March is full of opportunities to see and take part in the dance community. Have a look at many of the great works and auditions taking place this month!

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