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Performance Calendar

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

Cincinnati Ballet THE WIZARD OF OZ

Cincinnati – October 25-November 3, 2019

THE WIZARD OF OZ Aronoff Center
Follow the yellow brick road to a land of enchantment! Choreographer Septime Webre transforms The Wizard of Oz into a magical ballet with music by Matthew Pierce. Experience the regional premiere with dazzling sets, costumes, and special effects! Oh, and
of course, flying monkeys…
Storylines and visual elements from the MGM Motion Picture THE WIZARD OF OZ provided by Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures.

Cleveland – The Department of Dance at Case Western Reserve University

November 1, 2, and 7 – 9 at 8:00 p.m., and November 3 at 2:30 p.m.

Avanti, a presentation of new and revisited works opening November 1st.
All performances are at Mather Dance Center, 11201 Bellflower Road, on the Case Western Reserve campus in University Circle.

Headlining the program will be Like Fragments from an Old Song, created for the graduate dancers by internationally acclaimed guest choreographer Pam Tanowitz. Alongside this work is the return of the historic and lyrical Air for the G String by modern dance pioneer Doris Humphrey, and the fast-paced Caffeinated by guest choreographer Larry Keigwin. Rounding out the program is a second restaging of Gary Galbraith’s Islands of Desire, which premiered in 2014, and his new work Brothers, featuring the department’s male dancers.

Tickets are $10 for students, $12 for seniors age 60+ and CWRU personnel, and $15 for general admission. Student discounts are not available for the November 9 performance. Reservations are recommended and may be made by calling (216) 368-5246 or online at dance.case.edu/reservations.

Ohio State Dance -13 Dance Shorts

Columbus – November 7 & 8, 2019 -8:00pm
November 14, 15, 16, 2019 – 8:00p
November 16, 2019 – 3:00pm

Ohio State Dance -13 Dance Shorts
Barnett Theatre, Sullivant Hall
presents a concert of short faculty works. The pieces will showcase performances
by BFA and MFA dance students.
General admission tickets are $15 and may be purchased by calling the Ohio
State Theatre Ticket Office at (614) 292-2295, online at Ticketmaster.com,
or in-person at the Ohio State Theatre
Ticket Office, 1849 Cannon Dr., Columbus, OH 43210.

Denison Department of Dance presents Chicago-choreographer Molly Shanahan’s EX/BODY: wake, dam steel

Friday and Saturday, November 8-9, 2019 7:30pm


EX/BODY: wake, dam steel
Michael D. Eisner Center for the Performing Arts
240 W. Broadway, Granville OH 43023

This event is free. Tickets can be reserved here:

EX/BODY: wake, dam steel is critically-acclaimed Chicago choreographer (and Denison Dance alumna) Molly Shanahan’s current dance project, presented in the Martin Theatre in the Michael D. Eisner Center for the Performing Arts November 8-9, 2019. The 50-minute work for five dancers is created from the artists’ exploration of transformative movement potential hidden within the subtle sensations born of trauma. Rather than presenting a narrative depiction or representation of trauma, the dancers give their attention to movement buried in stuck places in the body. Their quest is a work that invites transformation through the incorporation of discarded identities, the healing power of grief, and a virtuosity of compassion in performance.

Shanahan’s company Molly Shanahan/Mad Shak is marking their 25th year of creating work through a “process-oriented approach to movement art has influenced a passel of young dancers in Chicago. Discarding the rules of modern dance, Shanahan puts movement under the microscope, cultivating gorgeous organic phrases by observing motion at the atomic level.” (New City Stage)

DANCECleveland & Tri-C Performing Arts Present RUBBERBANDance Group (Canada)

Cleveland – November 09, 2019, 7:30 pm


Playhouse Square – Ohio Theatre, Cleveland

Founded in 2002 by Victor Quijada, RUBBERBANDance Group (RBDG) is recognized worldwide for its innovation, its significant contribution in dance, and for its role in the development of a new style inspired by breakdancing, classical ballet, and dance theatre. A one-of-a-kind troupe, RBDG deconstructs the principles of urban dance and mixes style to create their own unique spin. The November performance of Vic’s Mix at Playhouse Square will mark the company’s Ohio debut and give audience members the chance to experience this highly acclaimed company’s greatest works. With both humorous and serious moments, Vic’s Mix is a kind of “best of” spanning the immense creative territory explored by Quijada, extracting jewels from the choreographer’s repertoire. Since their beginning, the company’s work quickly won over audiences and critics: in its first end-of-season review, the Montreal daily Le Devoir included the company in its pick of the five best dance productions of the year and has since gone on to perform all over the world to rave reviews.


Radouan Mriziga Wexner Center for the Arts

Columbus – November 15-16, 2019

A site-specific meeting of bodies and space adapted for the midcentury
architecture of Mershon Auditorium by Marrakech-born creator Radouan Mriziga.

Wayne Center Ballet

Wooster – November 16 (2 pm & 7pm) and 17 (2 pm)

Miss Ohio Pageant 2018 Mansfield, OH

Wayne Center Ballet presents Winter Sleighride. Dancers will present holiday
stories come to life, inspired by the beloved holiday classic ‘The Night
Before Christmas.’ For more information, visit www.wayneartscenter.org
or contact Kimberly Payne at 330-264-2787.

Xclaim Dance Presents “Technicolor”

Columbus – November 22-24, 2019

Columbus Dance Theatre
A vibrant collage of dance work about paradigm shifts, new understandings
and self-expression. A variety of hues will serve as muse for communicating
deeper themes. Diverse choreography by Artistic Director Mariah Layne
French and veteran company members.
Tickets & More Information: Xclaim-Dance.com

Cleveland Dance Project Season 5 Showcase

Saturday Nov 23, 2019 3pm & 7pm

Brecksville – Broadview Heights Middle School
Join us for our 5th bi-annual dance showcase, featuring 140 dancers in works by 20 choreographers in styles including hip hop, pointe, jazz, contemporary, modern, tap, swing dance, burlesque, and more!
$10 tickets at www.tututix.com/clevelanddanceproject, $15 at the door.