Performance Calendar

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

Cincinnati Ballet Presents:Bold Moves

Cincinnati – March 17-18, 2017Jake Casey

Cincinnati Ballet Presents:Bold Moves
Aronoff Center for the Arts
Keeping a finger on the pulse of the contemporary dance world, this mixed-repertoire performance features two exhilarating and diverse dances which boldly explore pioneering collaboration and innovation that defies traditional expectations of classical ballet. Bold Moves also showcases artistic collaboration and cultural exchange in new and interesting ways, featuring Israeli innovators including the famed choreographer Ohad Naharin and Cincinnati’s own Ariel Quartet. For more information visit www.cballet.org or call 513-621-5219.
March 17, 8:00 p.m./March 18, 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.

BalletMet Presents: Art in Motion

Columbus – March 17-25, 2017Art in Motion Image 3

BalletMet Presents: Art in Motion
Davidson Theatre
Gold petals shower the stage?as dancers weave themselves together for the closing tableau of Christopher Wheeldon’s Fool’s Paradise, a Company Premiere and one of three works in Art in Motion. Gustavo Ramirez Sansano’s acclaimed 18+1 will return to Columbus, with its celebratory air and a shower of confetti. The show will also include a World Premiere ballet by Edwaard Liang. https://www.balletmet.org/ art-in-motion/

GroundWorks DanceTheater Presents: 2017 Spring Dance Series

Cleveland/Akron – March 17–18 / March 31-April 1 GWDTSpringSeries2

GroundWorks DanceTheater Presents: 2017 Spring Dance Series
Featuring world premiere works by GWDT Artistic Director David Shimotakahara and Gina Gibney of Gibney Dance, as well as the highly-anticipated reprise
of “Remora” by award-winning choreographer Eric Handman. Ticket information can be found at groundworksdance.org or by calling 216.751.0088.
• March 17 & 18 at 7:30 p.m. – Breen Center for the Performing Arts, 2008 W. 30th Street, Cleve- land (on the campus of St. Ignatius High School in Ohio City)
• March 31 & April 1 at 7:30 p.m. – EJ Thomas Hall, 198 Hill Street, Akron

Miami Valley Dance Company Presents: Spring Gala

Dayton – March 18-19, 2017

Miami Valley Dance Company Presents: Spring Gala
The Miami Valley Dance Company will be presenting their Spring Gala: March 18th and 19th.The concert will include?4 new repertory pieces, and a re-staging of Spring Waters. Meaghan Mc Hale from Gus Giordano’s company will be setting a new piece to music by Phillip Glass. In the program also will be the Ballet Cinderella. This is truly a concert for all ages. For ticket information call 937-435-0503.

Canton Ballet Presents: Snow White

Canton – March 18-19, 2017Snow-White-Kiahna-apple

Canton Ballet Presents: Snow White
Canton Ballet will present its full length production of Snow White in two matinee performances March 18-19 at Canton’s Palace Theatre. Performance times are 2:00 pm. Snow White is sponsored by William and Sharon Luntz. Premiered by the ballet’s choreographer in residence Angelo Lemmo in 2013, Snow White is a children’s narrative full length classical ballet in two acts which loosely follows the brothers Grimm fairy tale and promises to appeal to every member of the family.
Admission is $21-25 for adults and $15-17 for children. There is a discount for groups of 20 or more. All seating is reserved. Tickets may be purchased online at cantonballet.com and in person or by telephone at 330- 455-7220.

Cincinnati Ballet Presents: Ballet Toybox: Swan Lake, Jr.

Cincinnati – March 19, 2017, 2:00 & 8:00pm (5:00pm Sensory Friendly showing)Cincinnati Ballet Second Company Photography by Jennifer Denham(1)

Cincinnati Ballet Presents: Ballet Toybox: Swan Lake, Jr.
Ballet Toybox features Cincinnati Ballet Second Company in Swan Lake Jr.! This production runs less than one hour with beautiful music and memorable characters all while introducing your kids to the beauty, humor and joy of dance. Tickets for the Sensory-Friendly performance are only available via phone at or in person at the Cincinnati Ballet Box Office. For more information visit www.cballet.org or call 513-621-5219.

The Ohio State University Department of Dance Presents: Yuji Oka & Stephanie Gottlob

Columbus – March 20, 2017, 8:00 p.m.

The Ohio State University Department of Dance Presents: Yuji Oka & Stephanie Gottlob
Scholars/artists Yuji Oka and Stephanie Gottlob visit the Department of Dance for a film showing of A Miracle Child. For more information visit dance.osu.edu or call 614-292-7977

Xclaim Dance Presents: Spirituals

Columbus – March 23-26, 2017

Xclaim Dance Presents: Spirituals
Artists of Xclaim & special guest choreographers come together to create an emotive and uplifting collection of new work. Spirituals touches on history and turmoil while dancing a?soulful narrative about overcoming hardship and injustice. A timely new favorite. Columbus Dance Theater, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 8pm, Sunday 4pm. GA $20 / Students & Seniors $15 / 10 & under $10. xclaimdance.com

Verb Ballets Presents: 30th Anniversary Celebration

Cleveland – March 25, 2017_G7A4034

Verb Ballets Presents: 30th Anniversary Celebration
Breen Center
Highlighting audience favorites and premieres. www.verbballets.org, ShowClix Box Office 1-888-718-4253

DCDC2 & University of Dayton Dance Ensemble

Dayton – March 24, 8pm & March 25, 8pm

DCDC2 & University of Dayton Dance Ensemble
Boll Theatre
About Being…
Original choreography from Debbie Blunden-Diggs, Shonna Hickman-Matlock, Qarrianne Blayr, Amy Jones, Jennifer Harge & Crystal Michelle?Contact info: www.dcdc.org, 937- 228-3232
Dayton Contemporary Dance Company’s pre-professional company and the University of Dayton Dance Ensemble join forces in this evening concert that explores identity & self-discovery as revealed and shared through story circles.

Verb Ballets Presents: Carnival of the Animals

Cleveland – March 26, 2017

Verb Ballets Presents: Carnival of the Animals
Breen Center
Verb Ballets’ Associate Director, Richard Dickinson has taken the music of Camille Saint-Saens?to tell the story through movements inspired by the animals. www.verbballets.org, ShowClix Box Office 1-888-718-4253

Neos Dance Theatre presents Pointe of the Evening Ballet

ASO and NeosFindlay – March 25th, 7:30 PM

Neos Dance Theatre presents Pointe of the Evening Ballet
Chance to Dance fundraiser in Findlay Ohio with the Findlay Academy of Ballet at Marathon Center for the Performing Arts.
Tickets: https://www.neosdancetheatre.org/

CAPA Presents Anna and The Annadroids:

March 30 – April 1

CAPA Presents Anna and The Annadroids: Faux(pas)bia

Rife Center, Studio OneIMG_1233
(Thurs-Sat) all shows at 8 pm, doors at 7:15 $25 tickets:
3/30 http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/05005243A4BF51E7
3/31 http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/05005243A4C55214
4/1 http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/05005243A4C9521D

Anna and The Annadroids latest multimedia production, Faux(pas)bia, is coming to Columbus! This multimedia concert is full of original music, innovative choreography, aerial performance, and beautiful video environments.

Faux(pas)bia tells the story of a girl who is trying to survive in world that seems to be falling apart and dealing with the phobias it all creates for her. As she moves through this surreal journey she is faced with her fears and unexpected challenges that ultimately give her the opportunity to rise above the chaos.

Anna and The Annadroids create cutting edge multi-media dance and aerial productions supported by surreal video projections and original music. These quirky, robotic, doll-like characters dig up mankind’s deepest fears, desires, and unanswered questions and, like a funhouse mirror, present them to audiences to create a portal in which they can look “in.” Anna and The Annadroids are on a mission provoke independent thought and inspire positive change on a greater scale.
more info at www.annadroids.com

CSU Spring Dance Concert

Cleveland – March 31-April 1, 2017, 7:30pm161089 CSU Spring Dance Concert 1360x768

CSU Spring Dance Concert 
Cleveland State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance at the Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square
1407 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115.
Tickets are $5.00 and may be purchased by phone at 216.241.6000, online at playhousesquare.org or in person ahead of time at the State Theatre Ticket Office, located at 1519 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland.

DANCECleveland and Playhouse Square Co-Present: Ballet Biarritz (From France)

April 1-2, 2017 Miyuki Kanei et Daniel Vizcayo, Cendrillon © Olivier Houeix OHX_9274

DANCECleveland and Playhouse Square Co-Present: Ballet Biarritz (From France) in Cinderella Ohio Theatre, PlayhouseSquare Ballet Biarritz cannot be discussed without focusing on Thierry Malandain, its founder, leader and, by all accounts, heart. Thierry Malandain has crafted numerous works for the French dance company that blend classic and contemporary dance into completely original works. The spring performances of “Cinderella” includes dancing mannequins, hilarious stepsisters, and superb contemporary ballet dancers to produce the fairytale of Cinderella like you’ve never seen before. Tickets at 216241-6000 or dancecleveland.org. Performances will take place on the following dates & times: Saturday, April 1, 7:30pm Sunday, April 2, 3:00 pm

Beck Center Dance Workshop

April 1-2, 2017

Sensory Friendly Performances April 7, 2017: Beck Center Dance Education, Lakewood, OH Excerpts from Les Sylphide performed by Beck Center Dance Workshop. The Ugly Duckling, choreographed by Melanie Szucs is based on the Hans Christian Anderson fairytale, and will be performed by Beck Center Dance Students. For more information visit Beckcenter.org, or call 216-521-2540.  mszucs@ beckcenter.org

University of Akron New Music Festival

April 5, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

University of Akron New Music Festival The University of Akron Presentation of original DanceHome3Testcollaborative works by music composition students and student choreographers.  For additional information visit http://www.uakron.edu/dtaa/performances/

 

The Ohio State University Department of Dance

April 6 – 8, 2017

The Ohio State University Department of Dance Presents: Spring Concert Columbus, OH Undergraduate and graduate students present solo and group works that highlight a range of ideas and concepts they’ve explored throughout the year.
For more information visit dance.osu.edu or call 614-292-7977.
April 6, 8:00p April 7, 8:00p Sat.April 8, 3:00p& 8:00p

BalletMet Columbus Night at the Barre

April 7, 2017

BalletMet Columbus Night at the Barre
Contact:  speters@balletmet.org Join BalletMet for Night at the Barre, Friday, April 7th from 7-11pm. Enjoy an evening of dancing, drinks and food, and the chance to meet BalletMet’s Company Dancers. Tickets are $175 each.

New Vision Dance Company

April 7&8, 2017UCAP2_IG

New Vision Dance Company Columbus UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL,  vol. 2, Artistic director, Melissa Gould will reveal works in progress inspired by the challenges of confined space. Audience members will experience inventive movement in the immersive Green Room at Short North Stage in six individual hour-long performances. Proceeds support the company’s upcoming 2017 season. We have an incredible line up of dance as well as guest vocal performances to entertain you. 4/7 at 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm; 4/8 at 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 8:00 pm, and 10:00 pm Where: The Green Room at Short North Stage, 1187 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201 Admission: $15, available at www.shortnorthstage.org

University of Akron Dance Company Spring Concert

April 13-14, 2017, 7:30 p.m. DanceHome1

University of Akron Dance Company Spring Concert The University of Akron Original works by faculty Robin Prichard, Tom Smith, Cydney Spohn, and guest artist Leslie Dworkin presented at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall.  The concert includes live music composed by University of Akron Music Professor James Wilding, contemporary ballet fusion, modern and postmodern dance. For additional information visit http://www.uakron.edu/ dtaa/performances/

CCM College Conservatory of Music

April 13-15, 2017 DSD_4062Cuningham1

CCM College Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati Mainstage Dance Series MASTERWORKS AND BEYOND Jiang Qi and Deirdre Carberry, co-directors Highlights of the program include George Balanchine’s masterwork Valse-Fantaisie with a restaging by guest artist Viki Psihoyos. This concert also includes a world premiere created by Alabama Ballet Associate Artistic Director Roger Van Fleteren, along with new works by CCM faculty members Michael Tevlin and André Megerdichian. Location: Patricia Corbett Theater Tickets: $27-31 adults, $17-20 non-UC students, $15-18 UC students.

Test Flight ’17 at Cleveland Public Theatre

April 20-22, 2017, 7:00 p.m. Inlet CPT March 2016__DSC0703_107_by Suzanne Sherbundy

Test Flight ’17 at Cleveland Public Theatre, Cleveland, OH The Test Flight series offers artists the opportunity to selfproduce original works-inprogress, presented as part of a multi-week workshop series.  Week #6 is a double bill, featuring Inlet’s Dominic Moore-Dunson premiering his new work “The Black Card Project.”  This one-character show (played by 2 male performers) examines the African-American ideal of the “Black Card.”  Seen through a single school day, the main character soon discovers where “blackness” comes from and how to attain it. Contact information: www.inletdance.org, info@ inletdance.org or 216-721-8580

Wright State University Spring Dance Concert

April 20-23, 2017

Wright State University Spring Dance Concert 2017 Dayton, OH Featuring two exciting guest artists.  First, internationally respected and world renowned choreographer, Dwight Rhoden, will create a new work on the WSU Dance Ensemble during his February residency.  In addition, the Verdon Fosse Legacy will be restaging one of Bob Fosse’s genius landmark works on dance and musical theater majors to be presented in concert.  Other dynamic works by WSU faculty and special guests DCDC2 and DB2 will share the evening.  Please order tickets online starting February 26, 2017 at www.wright.edu/tdmp or call Box Office at 937.775.2500 Performances will take place on the following dates & times: April 20, 7:00p April 21, 8:00p April 22, 8:00p  April 23, 2:00p

Cincinnati Ballet Presents: The Kaplan New Works Series

April 20-30, 2017 AnaGallardo-JamesCunningham

Cincinnati Ballet Presents: The Kaplan New Works Series Cincinnati, OH www.cballet.org , 513-621-5219 A dazzling, all-women roster. Victoria has chosen the best female choreographers to present their work alongside her, in keeping with the tradition of innovation while highlighting the talented women who are underrepresented in our art form. Morgan will present a world premiere of her own along with new works from Jennifer Archibald, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and Heather Britt. For more information and times of performances visit www.cballet.org or call 513-621-5219.

BalletMet Presents: Romeo and Juliet

April 28-30, 2017 Romeo and Juliet

BalletMet Presents: Romeo and Juliet Columbus (Ohio Theatre) The Company Premiere of Edwaard Liang’s Romeo and Juliet, set to Prokofiev’s score, will tell Shakespeare’s timeless tale of star-crossed lovers with all the beauty and intensity of classical ballet. Liang’s inventive choreography infuses sword fights, a grand ball and the iconic balcony scene with passion and elegance. https://www.balletmet. org/romeo-and-juliet/

OhioDance Festival Concert

Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 6:30pm

OhioDance Festival Concert
BalletMet Performance Space 322 Mt. Vernon Ave., Columbus
Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, performs “Rainbow Round my Shoulder”; Mary Verdi-Fletcher and The Dancing Wheels company; Ani Javian performs choreography by Gladys Bailin; Katina M. Jennings and Ricky Moore tribute to Bettye Robinson; Alysia Ramos & Mustapha Braimah, Oberlin College; and Ann Sofie Clemmensen, The Ohio State University, Department of Dance. http://ohiodance.org/festival/ showcase/

MamLuft&Co. Dance Presents Homecoming

May 5-6, 2017

MamLuft&Co. Dance Presents Homecoming Aronoff Center for the Arts Cincinnati, OH  Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the dance company that CityBeat named “The Best Dance Company Pushing the Envelope” (2012) Features new versions of the audience favorites Homecoming (2011) and Double|Sided (2016), plus a surprise piece chosen by audience vote! May 5, 8:00p May 6, 8:00p
For more information call (513) 621-ARTS-(2787)
mamluftcodance.org 

Verb Ballets Presents: DanceWorks 2017

May 11-13, 2017 _G7A4034

Verb Ballets Presents: DanceWorks 2017 Cleveland Public Theatre Upon return from international tour the company teams up with the Taiwanese company Expression Dance Theater (Body EDT) for a shared program.www.verbballets.org, CPT Box Office 216-631-2727 ext. 501

Inlet Dance Theatre Presents: DanceWorks ’17

May 18-20, 2016, 7:00 p.m.Inlet at Road to Hope - (c) Steve Wagner Photography

Inlet Dance Theatre Presents: DanceWorks ’17, Cleveland Public Theatre showcasing the region’s most adventurous dance companies.  This year’s DanceWorks concert will feature 4 new premieres for the company, including a collaboration with the residents of the Judson Manor senior living community, created through OAC’s Creative Aging Ohio program.
www.inletdance.org

Verb Ballets Presets: Ballet Up-Close

May 19, 2017

Verb Ballets Presets: Ballet Up-Close
Verb Ballets’ Studio Shaker Hts, OH The Ballet Up-Close series was launched to give patrons the opportunity to break the boundaries of the stage and see performance just mere feet in front of them in studio. Stay afterwards to meet the dancers. www.verbballets.org,, 216-397-3757

Movement Afoot Presents Count Us In

May 26-27, 2017

Movement Afoot Presents Count Us In Columbus, OH Movement Afoot presents its second full-length tap dance concert, “Count Us In.” The program will feature new and revised choreography by director Lauren Squires, assistant director Janet Schroeder, and company members Janelle Maur and Amber Geiser. Guest dance artists include kathak dancer Mansee Singhi; live music will be provided by pianist Nate Shaw. Shows at 7 pm Friday and Saturday, May 25-26. Shedd Theatre at the Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Ave. Tickets $20/15/10. Group discounts available; contact us via www.movementafoottap.com, movementafoot@gmail.com or 734-355-0909 for more information.