Well, everyone, winter is coming fast, and with the changing season comes a new blog post about some of the great dance work and opportunities being done in Cleveland! I have compiled a list of some great events, so invest in some snow boots, and get involved!


Photo Credit: Jonny Riese


Improvisation Class at Case Western Reserve University

TMP’s very own Megan Gargano will be teaching an improv class at Case Western Reserve through IMPULSE, CWRU’s dance improv club.  It is FREE and OPEN to the public.

Things you should know: The class is Thursday, November 12th from 6-7:30pm at the Mather Dance Center at Case.

40th Anniversary of Contact Quarterly at Oberlin

Come and celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Contact Quarterly! The event takes place Sunday December 6th, 1-4pm (class) and cake, punch and fellowship from 4:30-6pm at the Warner Main Space. Bring friends! And it's free! Please RSVP to ann.cooper.albright@oberlin.edu

More information here: 



Photo Credit: Jonny Riese

The Movement Project’s Artists Teaching Artists Series

ATA is back and better than before! Though the November classes have come and gone, it is not too late to take part in this great and community-driven series. The first two Sundays of every month hosts a local teaching artist (Kora Radella will be teaching in December). Each month offers a new artist, so the possibilities are endless!

Class packets and more information can be found here:  http://www.themovementproject.org/classes/



 GroundWorks DanceTheater’s Fall Concert Series

GroundWorks DanceTheater is having its fourth annual fall concert series at the Akron-Summit County Library in November. Though the October shows are done, there is still the opportunity to see this company November 20th and 21st! There will be two never-before-seen works by Artistic Director David Shimotakahara as well as work by guest artist Kate Weare.

Check out the link for more details:

November 20th and 21st at 8pm:





Dancing Wheels and the Canton Symphony Orchestra

Dancing Wheels will be performing with Canton Symphony Orchestra at Canton Palace Theatre at 8pm on November 21st. Take the trip and enjoy an evening of dance!

More details here: http://dancingwheels.org/calendar-nov.asp


Kent State University’s Dance ’15: Moving Parts

Dance ’15: Moving Parts at Kent State will feature faculty work, as well as the work of guest artists! Under the Artistic Director Joan Meggitt, it is sure to be a dynamic and exciting show to see.

Things you should know: The show is December 4th-5th at 8pm and December 6th at 2pm. Tickets can be purchased at the box office, by phone, or online. More ticket details here:  http://www.kent.edu/theatredance/dance-15-moving-parts


Neos Dance Theatre A 1940’s Nutcracker

A fun play on a holiday tradition, Neos Dance Theatre presents A 1940’s Nutcracker. The holiday favorite is turned on its head as it is set in 1940’s Mansfield, Ohio, and explores that age of 40’s film, traditions, war, and more. This is something you don’t want to miss!

Things you should know:

The show is December 12th at 2:30pm and 8pm in Mansfield, Ohio. Find more details here: http://www.neosdancetheatre.org/#!tickets/c1km9

Dancing Wheels Performance for Rotary at Windows on the River

The performance is December 17th in Cleveland. Hopefully more details are soon to follow!

Check out the performance site here: http://dancingwheels.org/calendar-dec.asp

The Movement Project Season Subscription

Last month, we here at The Movement Project announced our upcoming season! Subscriptions to our shows (and more!) are available until December 18th. Here’s a brief breakdown of the subscriptions available:

SINGLE TICKET PASS - $75 (Full Value $100, $25 saving!)
• 1 Ticket to each performance (3 performances)
• 1 Ticket to TMP Annual Fundraiser (Date coming soon!)
• 1 TMP Wristband (Wear your band for easy admittance to season performances!)

DOUBLE TICKET PASS - $150 (Full Value $200, $50 saving!)
• 2 Tickets to each performance (3 performances)
• 2 Tickets to TMP Annual Fundraiser (Date coming soon!)
• 2 TMP Wristbands (Wear your band for easy admittance to season performances!)

CLEVELAND ARTIST PASS - $90 (Full Value $120, $30 saving!)
• 1 Ticket to TMP 2015-2016 Season (3 performances)
• 2 ATA Classes (November - April)
• 1 Wellness Workshop (April 24th)

More information on our shows/subscriptions here: http://www.themovementproject.org/performances/

Verb Ballet’s The Nutcracker in Alliance with Ohio Dance Theatre

‘Tis the season, and what is a better way to celebrate than going to see The Nutcracker? Denise Gula’s   ballet has new costumes, choreography, and more!

Things you should know: Tickets range from $12-$39. The show is December 18th-December 19th at 7:30pm and December 20th at 2pm. More details can be found here: http://www.verbballets.org/nutcracker.html


TMP’s Call for New Work

The Movement Project is eager to get the season rolling, and part of this is supporting new work! Those selected will have their work shown at TMP’s April 2nd show at SPACES Gallery in Cleveland! Get cracking, the deadline will be here before you know it!

Things you should know:

Important Dates:

December 11th, 2015 - Application Due

January 4th, 2016 - Selected Artists Notified

February 5th, 2016 - Public Announcement

* March 20th, 2016 - Studio Dress Rehearsal (time TBD)

* April 2nd, 2016 - Dress Rehearsal (During the day)

* April 2nd, 2016 - Performance (Start time 7:30pm)

Artists will be compensated for their work. More details about compensation, as well as how to apply, can be found here: http://www.themovementproject.org/choreographic-opportunities/

If you would like to share your work with The Movement Project, email me at irene@themovementproject.org. We would love to connect you to artists and community members in Cleveland! Here’s to ending 2015 with a bang!