The holidays have come to a close, and 2016 is just around the corner. This new year will no doubt bring about a lot of exciting things, and what better way to celebrate the new year than immersing yourself in some dance? There are many classes, performances, and auditions coming up, so take a look at what's happening in January and February:
The Movement Project's Artists Teaching Artists Series
ATA will be exciting this February with contact improvisation master Ann Cooper Albright on February 7th and 14th. She is currently a dance professor at Oberlin College and President of the Society of Dance History Scholars. Among other accomplishments, including authoring many important books such as Engaging Bodies: the Politics and Poetics of Corporeality, she is founder and director of Girls in Motion, an overwhelmingly successful afterschool program and is the co-director of Accelerated Motion: Towards a New Dance Literacy (a digital collection of materials about dance funded by the National Endowment for the Arts).
This is a rare chance to take class with a prominent and founding member of the field. Come to class and share the knowledge!
If you're new to the ATA series, it is a great opportunity to take class with some amazing artists. Here's how it works: the first two Sundays of every month hold a master class with an artist, one artist per month (so each artist teaches two classes). This is a great way to network and build our community, guys! Come check it out!
Class packets and more information can be found here: http://www.themovementproject.org/classes/
Dancing Wheels' Physically Integrated Dance Workshops at Cleveland State
The Dancing Wheels will be at Cleveland State University with three sessions of workshops! Here are the details for the three sessions:
Session 1 will be on January 29th from 5-7pm
Session 2 will be on January 30th from 10am-12pm
Session 3 will be on January 30th from 1-3pm
The sessions will be held at the CSU Arts Campus, Middough Building, 5th Floor. Check out this site for more details: http://dancingwheels.org/calendar-jan.asp
The Dancing Wheels: "The Lasting Legacy" Concert Tour
The title says it all. Make sure you reserve your tickets! This will take place on January 23rd at 8pm at Fairfield Arts Center. More info here: http://dancingwheels.org/calendar-jan.asp
The Movement Project at Pilgrim Church
On January 30th, The Movement Project will be at Pilgrim Church in Tremont for a performance! Not only is The Movement Project showing new work, but there will also be work by intermedia performance artist Marcia Custer, a piece by Emily Jarosz, and a duet by yours truly. It is bound to be an excellent evening, and I hope to see you there!
Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 7:30pm. Tickets and more info here: http://www.themovementproject.org/performances/
fyoo zh en 16: new music dance
Directed by Sara Whale, this show will take inspiration from women candidates, politicians, and activists. Choreographers and composers explore the dynamics and hardships of women and politics. Things you should know:
The show runs February 4-5 at 7:30pm and February 6th at 2pm and 7:30pm at Baldwin-Wallace. More details about the show, venue, and tickets here: http://www.bw.edu/events/2016/02-04-fyoo-zh-en-16-new-music-dance
Verb Ballets' Tribute to Heinz Poll
To celebrate and honor the 90th anniversary of Heinz Poll's birthday (founder of Ohio Ballet), Verb Ballets will perform his work in an evening-length concert. This is sure to be an amazing performance!
Things you should know: The show is February 19th at 8pm at the Akron Civic Theatre. Tickets and more info can be found here: http://www.verbballets.org/civic.html
The Cleveland Ballet is running a 2016-2017 Season Audition Tour. This tour will encompass many cities, but they will be in Cleveland February 27th at Playhouse Square. More cities and dates for this audition can be found here: http://clevelandballet.org/cleveland-ballet-2016-2017-season-audition-tour/
Make sure you look over the guidelines and don't forget your resume and headshot!