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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.

The Crown Awards

Thursday, July 28, 2022 at 7:00pm
The Crown Awards

We’ll roll out the red carpet to honor dance administrators, choreographers, teachers, and mentors for their excellence in service with a heart of gold. The Crown Awards program will be held at The Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus, 1125 College Avenue, at 7:00 p.m. Performances by Higher Ground Always Abounding Assemblies Dance Ministry, Kim Denizard , New Life Gahanna Dance Ministry, SELAH and special music provided by Elder Kenneth Perry and son.
The Crown Awards Honorees: Jane D’Angelo, Roslyn and Alfred Dove, Joyce Foster, Karen King-Cavin, Rochelle D. Pitts, The Uhuru Dancers
Admission is free and donations are welcome.

Verb Ballets

Akron – July 29-30, 2022 8:45pm
Verb Ballets

“Ohio Contemporary Ballet,” Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival Forest Lodge Park 260 Greenwood Ave, Akron, OH 44313
This program will highlight balletic dance virtuosity on par with the historic leading companies of the region. Guests are invited to bring blankets and/or a chair for lawn seating. Pre- show children’s dance activities led by The University of Akron Dance Institute start at 7:45pm.

Inlet Dance Theatre

Cleveland Heights – July 29, 1pm & July 30, 8pm
Inlet Dance Theatre’s Cain Park Children’s Matinee and 21st Anniversary Performance

FREE Kids Matinee at the Cain Park Evans Amphitheater (7/29)
FREE Culminating Summer Performance for the community at the Cain Park Evans Amphitheater (7/30)
The 21st Anniversary Performance at Cain Park will feature students from the Inlet Summer Dance Intensive 2022 and the Inlet Trainee & Apprentice Program, performing alongside the Professional Company Members.

Cleveland Heights – July 30, 6:30pm
Friends of Inlet Twilight Reception

The Twilight Reception is an exclusive, insider look into Inlet Dance Theatre’s Summer Dance Intensive. Join us in celebrating Inlet’s 21st Anniversary Season at Cain Park!
in the Cain Park Colonnade, prior to the FREE 8PM Performance in the Evans Amphitheater
To RSVP by July 26th, please visit https://tinyurl.com/InletTwilight2022

FluxFlow Dance Project and Counterfeit Madison

PREMIERING JULY 29 – 30 2022
Lividly .2

Lividly .2 is a queer dance theater performance with live music created by FluxFlow Dance Project and Counterfeit Madison. The performance will explore queer shame—its bruises, furies, and blueness—with humor and resilience through the lens of 18 intergenerational performers from the Flux+Flow community. What shame do we share? What can we learn from the shame we don’t share? Can performing shame work towards transforming and transcending it?

This performance is possible thanks to the incredible support of the Flux + Flow Dance and Movement Center community, individual donors, and the Greater Columbus Arts Council. This performance will address mature themes and viewer discretion is advised.
We want our performances to be financially accessible to anyone interested in attending. It is possible to book tickets online with any of the four rates offered. If you prefer to pay-what-you-can please email us at info@flux-flow.com and we will arrange your tickets manually.

New Vision Dance Company

Saturday, July 30, 2022
New Vision Dance Company

Launches New Albany Dance Festival
Charleen & Charles Hinson Amphitheatre in New Albany, Ohio.
The festival begins with a series of free classes to the community including Vinyasa Flow Yoga, a “Mommy and Me” dance session, Pure Barre Columbus: New Albany, all ages hip-hop and theatre dance.
The festival will host the “Central Ohio Dance Studio Showcase” featuring talented dancers from Central Ohio dance studios. The “New Albany Dance Festival Concert,” will feature local dance companies and special guests from across the country. Audience members can select table
seating or bring a blanket or chair and enjoy the performances under the stars!
To learn more about NVDC go to www.newvisiondanceco.org

I Shall Wear a Crown

Columbus –  Sunday, July 31, 2022 at 4:00pm
“I Shall Wear A Crown”
Held at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus, 1125 College Avenue, at 4:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5413307

I Shall Wear a Crown

I Shall Wear A Crown is a dance-theatre presentation highlighting the importance of knowing one’s purpose. Special guests include Jelani, Trinity Tango, Anthony Jackson, Jr., New Life Gahanna Church Dance Ministry, Divinely Sent Flag Ministry, Royal Majesty Praise Dance Ministry, and others. Special gift to the first 150 patrons. We encourage guests to wear facemasks.   I Shall Wear a Crown is a KJ’s Abundance and SELAH Dance Ministries production.

Verb Ballets

August 5, 2022 7:30pm
Verb Ballets
Lakeside Chautauqua 119 W 3rd St,
Lakeside Marblehead, OH 43440
Verb performs with the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra led by Music Director and Conductor Daniel Meyer at Lakeside Chautauqua in Hoover Auditorium on Saturday, August 5, 2022. The performance will bring together top talent in the region on stage for the community to enjoy.
The show is free with a day pass to Lakeside Chautauqua. Day passes are $23.50 for adults. Admission is free for kids under 12 and guests over age 90. Lakeside Chautauqua is a gated community located at 236 Walnut Ave Lakeside, Ohio 43440.

GroundWorks DanceTheater

August 5 & 6 | 8:45 p.m.
GroundWorks DanceTheater
Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival
Firestone Park
1480 Girard St., Akron, OH

DANCECleveland & Cain Park Present Rennie Harris Puremovement

August 06, 2022, 8:00 pm
Cain Park
DANCECleveland & Cain Park Present
Rennie Harris Puremovement
Returning to one of Northeast Ohio’s best summer venues, Cain Park,
Rennie Harris Puremovement celebrates 30 years with an evening of
dance that is fun, vibrant, and full of high-energy movement sure to have
you grooving in your seat! Performing Nuttin’ But A Word, an acclaimed
work that pushes the boundaries of street dance vocabulary, Rennie Harris
Puremovement invites audiences to view street dance through a different
lens. Challenging the viewer’s perspective of hip-hop dance and its
culture, Nuttin’ But A Word takes you on a dramatic journey though dance.
Twisting, matching, and juxtaposing, the work ends in a traditional hip-hop
celebration you won’t want to miss!

Verb Ballets

Cleveland – August 13, 2022
Verb Ballets
Arts in August
Lincoln Park W. 14th and Starkweather, Cleveland, OH 44113
Tremont’s Arts in August presents Verb, “Ohio Contemporary Ballet,”
The performance is free through the collaboration of Tremont West Development Corporation,
LAND Studio, Cleveland Public Theatre and Ward 3. This event is fun for the whole family and welcomes creativity. Guests are invited to bring blankets and/or a chair.