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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.

Denison University

Granville – Thursday, Feb. 29, at 8 p.m. , Friday, March 1,
at 8 p.m., Saturday, March 2, at 8 p.m., Sharon Martin Hall
HERE US: By Denison students • Produced by James Dennen
and Ojeya Cruz Banks In 1916, celebrated Harlem
Renaissance poet and playwright, Angelina Weld Grimké,
described one of her characters who shines in spite of the
violent prejudice and turbulence of her time as “loving, young,
joyous, and vital.” In the Fall of 2020, the Denison Theatre
Department presented HERE US, a virtual performance
platform for students of color, amidst the violent prejudice and
turbulence of a double pandemic, with the aim of releasing
some of Denison’s own (and much needed) love, youth, joy,
and vitality. Now in its fourth year, HERE US has become an
annual live performance event and streaming video that
follows. Centered on the theme “Family Stories” and featuring
a whole new series of bold, original works written,
workshopped, and performed by Denison students, HERE US
continues to explore diverse perspectives and celebrate the
many facets of the complex POC identity within the Denison
Community. Performance Dates and Times are as follows: For
ticketing information, visit: denison.edu/arts

Oyo Dance Company

Columbus – March 2 at 10:30am and 2pm
Oyo Dance Company along with community actors and
children performers will present Pinocchio! Pre-K through 4th
grade. Columbus Performing Arts Center in the Van Fleet
Oyo Dance Company along with community actors and
children performers will present Pinocchio! This family show is
best suited for Pre-K through 4th grade. Enjoy dancing, acting
and good lesson for your children and family. Crafts will be
available 30 minutes before each show.
The performance takes place at Columbus Performing Arts
Center in the Van Fleet Theatre.

New Vision Dance Company

Columbus – March 2-3, 2024
Up Close & Personal Volume VII
New Vision Dance Company proudly presents: Up Close and
Personal Volume VII. The performance dates/times include:
Saturday, March 2nd: 5:30PM & 8PM Sunday, March 3rd:
1PM & 3:30PM. The show venue is MadLab Columbus: 227
North 3rd Street Columbus, Ohio 43215. Join us for an
evening of solos, duets, trios and groups pieces. Genres
performed in this show include jazz, ballet, and contemporary.
Guest vocalists will be highlighted throughout the
Tickets: https://www.newvisiondanceco.org/

Mutual Dance Theatre and the Jefferson James Contemporary Dance Theater Series present Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre

Cincinnati – March 8-9, 2024 @ 7:30PM.
The Aronoff Center for the Performing Arts.
Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre is known for its diverse
ensemble that consists of Miami’s brilliant performers ranging
from theater, performance art, opera, drag, and contemporary
ballet. Devotion is the third and final work in a trilogy that uses
religious iconography to explore themes of love and our now intimate
relationship to technology.
513-494-6526, hello@mutualarts.org

Oberlin College Dance

March 14-16, 2024
Oberlin College Dance Department presents SPRING BACK:
In the Round on March 14, 15, 16 at 8 PM in Warner Main
Space, Oberlin College Campus. This series of contemporary
choreography by faculty and students will be directed by Ann
Cooper Albright and will include a special free community
performance Saturday afternoon at 2 PM, featuring the Kids in
Motion and Girls in Motion programs at the Oberlin City
Schools. 440-775-8169, hdougall@oberlin.edu

Hixon Dance

Columbus – March 15 & 16, 2024 | 8:00pm
March 17, 2024 | 3:00pm
Black Angels
Join Hixon Dance for “Black Angels” on March 15-17th at
Columbus Dance Theatre. Featuring music by Dmitri
Shostakovich & avant-garde composer George Crumb
performed live by members of the Columbus Symphony
Orchestra: Alicia Hui, Gyusun Han, Spencer Ingersoll, and
Mary Davis. Following each performance audiences will have
the chance to ask questions and learn more about the artist’s
creative processes during the artist talk backs.
380-222-4196, director@hixondance.com

GroundWorks DanceTheater

Akron- March 16, 2024
GroundWorks DanceTheater
GroundWorks nextSPACE 2.5 Series presents LIMIT (LESS)
Gear up for the launch of GroundWorks’ 25th Anniversary
Season with this chic, unique and enlightening program of
music and dance.
March 16, 2024 | 2 p.m.
House Three Thirty
532 W Market St.
Akron, OH 44303
Tickets $25
216-751-0088, info@groundworksdance.org

GroundWorks DanceTheater

Cleveland-March 22 & 23, 2024
GroundWorks DanceTheater
LIMIT (LESS) GroundWorks next SPACE 2.5 Series presents
Gear up for the launch of GroundWorks’ 25th Anniversary
Season with a chic, unique and enlightening program of music
and dance.
March 22 & 23, 2024 | 7:30 p.m.
Pomp Parties @ Twist Drill Building
4700 Lakeside Ave, 2nd floor
Cleveland, OH 44114
Tickets $25
216-7510-088, info@groundworksdance.org

Ohio Contemporary Ballet Emerging Choreographers Showcase

Emerging Choreographers Showcase

March 22 & 23, 2024
The Ohio Contemporary Ballet Center
3558 Lee Rd., Shaker Heights, 44120 (Map)
General Admission Tickets: $30

Ohio Contemporary Ballet presents, Emerging Choreographers Showcase, a program featuring an extraordinary blend of creativity from rising choreographers Matthew Roberts, Janice Rosario, and Richard Oaxaca. Each piece serves as a testament to the company’s commitment to elevate marginalized voices and commission works that reflect our times. These performances are presented in our studio theater facility in Shaker Heights and provide an up-close opportunity to experience dance.
Emerging Choreographer Showcase • Ohio Contemporary Ballet formerly Verb Ballets (ocballet.org)