CPT Presents Annual Contemporary Dance Series DANCEWORKS 2018

By: Apr. 26, 2018
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CPT Presents Annual Contemporary Dance Series DANCEWORKS 2018

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT)'s Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan is proud to present DanceWorks 2018, an annual showcase of contemporary dance. DanceWorks 2018 features six companies from the Northeast Ohio region including local favorites Verb Ballets, MorrisonDance, Inlet Dance Theatre, Oberlin Dance Project, Marquez Dance Project, and Double-Edge Dance.

Five weekends of performances will take place in Cleveland Public Theatre's historic Gordon Square Theatre, located at 6415 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio. The full listing of company bios and show descriptions is available at www.cptonline.org.

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 - 26


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.

Week 3: May 31 - June 2

Inlet Dance Theatre


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: June 7 - 9 (DOUBLE BILL)

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.

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 - 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.


DanceWorks 2018 is onstage May 17 - June 16, 2018. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30pm in CPT's Gordon Square Theatre, located at 6415 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44102, in the heart of the Gordon Square Arts District.

Tickets are $12 - $30. Students/Seniors receive $3 off on Friday and Saturday nights. All Thursdays are $12.

PURCHASE TICKETS at www.cptonline.org or call the CPT Box Office at (216) 631-2727 x 501. Group discounts are available - call the Box Office to inquire. (Reserve early! - CPT never charges any ticket fees, ever.)

The Gordon Square Theatre is ADA compliant featuring a ramped entrance and an all gender, wheelchair accessible restroom.

Every Friday is Free Beer Friday at CPT. Mingle with the artists after the show and discuss the performance in a lively, social atmosphere - your drinks are on CPT.


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