Cleveland Public Theatre
Professional Theatre


Show Description:
Every year, Cleveland Public Theatre welcomes Northeast Ohio’s most adventurous contemporary dance companies to the Gordon Square Theatre stage for five weeks of single and double bill performances. 


Week 1:
May 17 - May 19

VERB BALLETS

FRESH INVENTIONS

Experience vibrant performance and bold artistry highlighting the other side of creation through the dancer’s lens. Verb Ballets presents premieres of new works by Associate Director Richard Dickinson, MFA, company dancers Kate Webb, Michael Escovedo, Lieneke Matte, and trainee Jocelyn Magons.

Week 2:
May 24 - May 26

MORRISONDANCE

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF CREATIVITY

Embark on a journey through strange worlds inhabited by computer viruses, confused zebras, quirky book characters, peacock spiders, Dali’s dreams, and more. In this enlivening retrospective showcase, MorrisonDance shares handpicked pieces from their last 20 years of staged works.

Choreographed and Directed by Sarah Morrison

Performed by Amanda Clark, MaryPat Dorr, Jenni Hankey, Taliesin Haugh, David Lenahan, Braden Pontoli, and Dana Wasielewski

Week 3:
May 31 - June 2

INLET DANCE THEATRE

…HOME…

Inlet Dance Theatre explores connection, empathy, and acceptance inside a world burdened by division, judgement, and rejection. The company remounts a work created through an artist exchange with the Rapa Nui people of Easter Island and premieres two new works investigating the world’s current condition while instilling hope for the future.

Week 4 (DOUBLE BILL):
June 7 - June 9

OBERLIN DANCE PROJECT

FORGONE TERRITORY

Forgone Territory uncovers the shadow side of the sharing age. What is private when technology increasingly infiltrates personal lives? Interweaving text, movement, and music, Oberlin Dance Project examines the conflicting desire to be seen coupled with the fear of being exposed.

Choreographed by Alysia Ramos and Nathan Trice in collaboration with the performers

Performed by Alysia Ramos, Nathan Trice, Kara Nepomuceno, Kierra Nguyen, Tyus Southern, Niko Thomashow, and Kalei Tooman

MARQUEZ DANCE PROJECT

RIPPLE EFFECT

Using theatrical, physical, and often surreal imagery, Marquez Dance Project presents a series of vignettes exploring the delicate balance between discord and harmony, the significance of cultural identity, and the power of oneness.


Week 5:
June 14 - June 16

DOUBLE-EDGE DANCE

LOVE CRY/RECKONING

Double-Edge Dance, co-founded by choreographer Kora Radella and composer Ross Feller, celebrates 25 years with two new duets. Love Cry, with textile art by Rebecca Cross, taps into the transformative powers of Cleveland-born Albert Ayler’s music, and Reckoning navigates close encounters with an intense drama between Radella and theatre artist Chris Seibert.

Ticket Information
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May 17 - June 16

Showtimes:
7:30pm Thursdays
7:30pm Fridays
7:30pm Saturdays


Tickets:
$12-$30 General Admission

(216) 631-2727
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Location:
Gordon Square Theatre
6415 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44102


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