Performance Calendar

These listings update the printed edition of the Newsletter Calendar of Events published in Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall.

John Giffin and Jeanine Thompson presents: The Dream Dancer

July 7,9,12,13,20,22, 2017 Washington DCDreamDancer_PR

Elstad Auditorium of Gallaudet University, Washington DC, (614) 565-1585

John Giffin and Jeanine Thompson are pleased to announce that their latest co-created dance theater work The Dream Dancer will be presented for 6 performances in Washington D.C. In July. They appear as part of the Capital Fringe Festival 2017 at the beautiful Elstad Auditorium at Gallaudet University. The Dream Dancer tells a time traveling tale of mystery, mesmerism and psychic revenge. It is based on true accounts of women performing under the influence of hypnosis. It is also a story of women’s uprising against male patriarchal oppression. The work was debuted in concert with the Columbus Moving Company at the Garden Theater in Sept. 2016.


GroundWorks DanceTheater

July 14-16, 2017


Performances    at    Cain    Park’s    Alma   InamorataDamien Theater    will    take    place    on    the    following    dates    &    times:
• Friday,    July    14    –    7PM
• Saturday,    July    15    –    7PM
• Sunday,    July    16    –    2PM
For    tickets, visit the Cain Park Ticket Office or call 216-371-3000, go to  or

(Photo credit: Mark Horning/GWDT)

New Vision Dance Co. presents: Taking Root

July 21, 2017 at 8:00 PMTaking Root_12x18 (1)

The Garden Theatre, 1187 N High St, Columbus, OH

New Vision Dance Co. presents their fourth annual weekend of dance at the historic Garden Theater in the Short North. Take Root with us in Act 1 as we plant twisted tales of love, obsession and the dark side. We invite you to stay grounded for Act 2 as we open up to the light side with whimsical and lovely pieces created by Melissa Gould. General admission is $15, available at

Inlet Dance Theatre at Cain Park

July 26 at 1PM (Kids Matinee) and July 27 at 8 PM Cleveland, OH

Inlet Dance Theatre returns for its annual FREE concert at Cain Park Evans Amphitheater featuring the students of the company’s Summer Dance Intensive and the Inlet Trainee & Apprentice Program. Select company members will premiere new works on the students and the company will perform selections from its active repertory in this community favorite annual event.

Verb Ballets Summer Performances

July 28-29, 2017 8:45PM

Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival
Firestone Park 1480 Girard St, Akron, Ohio 44301
Free and open to the public. No tickets required.

Pilobolus- Shadowland Presented by DANCECleveland

Saturday July 29 at 7:30 PM State Theatre, Playhouse Square

Using the human body as a medium of expression, the company creates awe inducing shapes that push the imagination to the extreme. The National Day of Dance in July will kick off with a creative performance of audience favorite, “Shadowland” which will take audience members on a dream-like adventure. Pilobolus collaborates with a diverse range of artists – including the MIT Distributed Robotics Laboratory, Art Spiegelman, OK Go, Radiolab, and many others – to make inventive, athletic, witty, collaborative performance works on stage and screen. They have performed in over 64 countries and received the Berlin Critic’s Prize, a Primetime Emmy Award, the Samuel H. Scripps American Dance Festival Award for lifetime achievement in choreography, and a TED Fellowship for performing a TED Talk in 2005 among others. In recent years, Pilobolus has become an international entertainment brand with commercials (Mobil, Ford and Toyota); music videos (nominated for a 2012 Grammy Award); appearances on the 79th Annual Academy Awards, Oprah Winfrey Show and Conan O’Brien show and more!

Tickets at 216-241-6000 or after May 11th.

Raphael Xavier Presented by DANCEClevland as part of ADF in CLE

Wednesday August 2, 2017 at 7:30 PM

Allen Theatre, Playhouse Square An Award-winning artist originally from Wilmington, Delaware; Raphael Xavier is a Hip-Hop dancer and Breaking practioner that has been honing his craft since 1983. Xavier’s understanding of movement and musicality allows him to structure beats, noises and sounds into captivating music that draws upon emotion and coincides with his choreography. As an active alumnus of the world-renown Hip Hop Dance Company, Rennie Harris Pure-movement, his solo and ensemble choreographic dance works have been performed world-wide. Xavier has been awarded numerous accolades including a 2013 Pew Fellowship, a MacDowell Fellow in 2014 and most recently a 2016 Guggenheim Fellow- ship for Choreography.
Tickets at 216-241-6000 or after May 11th.

Brian Brooks Presented by DANCECleveland as part of ADF in CLE

Saturday August 5, 2017 at 7:30PM Ohio Theatre, Playhouse Square

Set to Max Richter’s version of Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons,” the company will perform “Torrent”, a lush piece full of movement that sends the dancers soaring across the stage. The American Dance Institute has commissioned his recent production, Wilderness, with a NY premiere at The Kitchen in June 2016. Brooks’ choreography was last seen in Cleveland as part of “Wendy Whelan Restless Creature” in 2015.

Tickets at 216-241-6000 or after May 11th.

Inlet Dance Theatre at Tremont’s Arts in August

August 11 at 8:30PM Cleveland, OH

Inlet performs in a free concert in Tremont’s Lincoln Park as part of the annual Arts in August. The evening will begin with a creative movement class with performance improvisation for kids of all ages on stage.

Verb Ballets Summer Performances

August 12, 2017 8:30PM

Tremont Arts in August
Lincoln Park W. 14th and Starkweather, Cleveland, OH 44113
Free and open to the public. No tickets required.

Cain Park Evans Amphitheater
August 19, 2017 8:00pm
Sponsored by James Graham and David Dusek
Cain Park 14591 Superior Rd, Cleveland, OH 44118
General seating. Walk up. No tickets required

Independent Dance Showcases held at BalletMet in Columbus

August 29 & 30, 2017 Columbus

KMP Artists & OhioDance will produce independent dance showcases to coincide with the Arts Midwest Conference in Columbus, Ohio in August 2017. Showcases will be promoted to approximately 1,000 attendees who are working professionals in the field of performing arts from at least 15 states in the Midwest. These showcases will be open to the public.
More information coming soon.