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The Creative Compass event calendar is focused on events geared toward individual artists. For a list of public arts and culture events in Cleveland, visit http://www.cacgrants.org/find-an-event/.

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Theatre Classes at Oberlin

The MAD* Factory
Feb 02, 2017 - May 17, 2017 | 39 S Main St, Ste 310 • Oberlin, OH 44074 | Hone Your Craft
Winter/Spring semester at The MAD* Factory (*music, arts, drama) in Oberlin begins soon! Call 440-774-7062 to register or for more information.

Acrylic Painting for Beginning/Intermediate

Lakeland Community College
Apr 06, 2017 - May 11, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Lakeland Community College (main campus): 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland, OH 44094 | Community, Hone Your Craft
Create lovely works of art as you navigate the basics of color theory and mixing, application, composition, and design. Work from a still-life photo or just your imagination. Finish a work you've been struggling with while utilizing peer review and instructor input. Beginners take note: this is an exploration course, not a step-by-step. Choose your own subjects and learn at your own pace with individual instruction throughout each session. Beginners to intermediate will gain dexterity in brush work, as well as paint application. Each session will begin with a demonstration.

But What If They See This? Peril and Possibilities of Writing About Family

Literary Cleveland
Apr 06, 2017 - May 04, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | ​Loganberry Books, 13015 Larchmere Blvd. Shaker Hts. OH 44120 | Hone Your Craft
When you write about family, do you keep the composition process--or the very existence of the work—to yourself? Or has dialogue with family ever become part of the narrative? Beginning with David Sedaris’ essay “Repeat After Me,” we’ll explore how other writers have navigated the dilemmas of writing about family, then share our personal essays and individual questions in a supportive workshop format. Topics include portraying yourself and your family with complexity and compassion, discovering the larger questions that connect your story to the world, and figuring out where to spend next Thanksgiving.

Freaky Friday

Cleveland Play House
Apr 15, 2017 - May 14, 2017 | 1407 Euclid Avenue Cleveland Ohio 44115 | Community
Tickets are on sale now! A musical comedy based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers and hit Disney films. It's a hilarious contemporary update of an American classic.

Disney's Freaky Friday

Cleveland Play House
Apr 15, 2017 - May 14, 2017 | Allen Theatre, 1407 Euclid Ave. Cleveland, OH 44115 | Community
From the Pulitzer Prize-Winning Songwriters of “Next to Normal” and the Writer of TV’s “Parenthood”
“A polished, peppy, modern fairy tale!” —Washington Post

When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again before mom’s big wedding. “Freaky Friday,” a new musical comedy based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers and hit Disney films, is a hilarious, contemporary update of an American classic in which a mother and daughter really see what it is to be a family and experience each other’s lives first-hand, if only for a day.

Produced by Cleveland Play House. Tickets: $25 – $110.
Call 216.241.6000 or visit clevelandplayhouse.com for tickets and a full list of performances.

Book by Bridget Carpenter
Music by Tom Kitt
Lyrics by Brian Yorkey
Based on the novel by Mary Rodgers and the Walt Disney motion pictures
Directed by Christopher Ashley

You Can't Take It With You

Karamu House
Apr 20, 2017 - May 07, 2017 | Tri-C Eastern Campus 4250 Richmond Road, Highland Hills, Ohio | Community
Karamu House, the oldest African-American theatre in the country, presents the romantic comedy “You Can’t Take It With You” from April 20 – May 7. When a wealthy Wall Street family collides with a slightly-batty NYC clan, the hijinks that ensues is nothing short of explosive! For tickets to this smart Pulitzer Prize-winning play written by Kaufman and Hart, call 216.795.7077, or visit www.karamuhouse.org.

Speed Building Short Stories (Session 2)

Literary Cleveland
Apr 22, 2017 - May 06, 2017 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM | CPL Jefferson Branch, 850 Jefferson Ave, Cleve. | Community
In this three week workshop, participants will engage in writing exercises designed to quickly develop the elements of short fiction. The first session will cover the basics of community workshops and include writing exercises to help kickstart the writing process. Later sessions will focus on the workshop process, including how to give and receive constructive feedback. Each writer will have their work reviewed by the other participants, and each session will conclude with a new writing assignment.

No Fear Shakespeare

French Creek Theatre
Apr 26, 2017 - May 17, 2017 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. | French Creek Theatre 4530 Colorado Ave Sheffield Village, OH 44054 | Hone Your Craft
Ages 14+ Learn how to approach, understand and perform the work of the world's greatest playwright! With an emphasis on language and emotion, fun scene work, and a little bit of script and verse analysis tossed in, this low-pressure four-week class is perfect for for beginners or pros! For more information call (440) 949-5200 Ext. 226.

Writing For the World's Most Loyal and Passionate Readers: Kids

Literary Cleveland
May 01, 2017 - May 15, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Loganberry Books, 13015 Larchmere Blvd., Shaker Hts. OH 44120 | Hone Your Craft
Young readers come to stories with their hearts and minds wide open. Writing for them is a wonderful privilege and responsibility. In these workshops, we'll do brief writing exercises, but most of our time will be devoted to positive and productive critiques of each other's stories-in-progress. Picture books, chapter books, and work for middle grade only please--this is not for YA writers. Once registered, you'll receive further info.

DanceWorks Week #1: Travesty Dance Group & Antaeus Dance

Cleveland Public Theatre
May 04, 2017 - May 06, 2017 7:00 PM | Cleveland Public Theatre, 6415 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44102 | Community
Double Bill! Travesty Dance Group and Antaeus Dance join forces to present Taking the Fall, an evening of engaging and evocative dance, theatre, film and music exploring resilience, sacrifice and acceptance. DanceWorks is an annual series that showcases Northeast Ohio’s contemporary dance companies as they premiere new work and revive celebrated performances.

Tickets: $12-30

BAYarts Cinco de Mayo

BAYarts
May 05, 2017 7:00 - 10:00 pm | 28795 Lake Road Bay Village Ohio 44140 | Community
Mexican fare, Platform beer, music and more. In the Fuller House Gallery. $25 includes food, one drink, raffle. 21 & over. Tickets online at bayarts.net now.

SPOTLIGHT: Christine Mauersberger

Heights Arts
May 05, 2017 - Jun 18, 2017 | Heights Arts | Community
New works by Cleveland artist Christine Mauersberger opens at Heights Arts on Friday, May 5, 6-9 p.m. Entitled Aquascapes, the watercolor and ink paintings reflect the transient nature of Lake Erie through color and pattern. Christine uses a variety of media to create pieces that range from small and intimate to room-sized installations. She has been the recipient of numerous fellowships and grants, including Ohio Arts Council Award of Individual Excellence in 2013 and 2017, a Cuyahoga Arts and Culture Creative Workforce Fellowship. The exhibition will be on view through June 18.

Get Home Alive Holiday Rides

Tittle & Perlmuter
May 05, 2017 - May 06, 2017 7 pm - 10 am | Cleveland | Community
Go out and celebrate on Cinco de Mayo, but don't drink and drive. Get a ride with a taxi, Uber, or other service, and the cost can be reimbursed. Visit the site for more details.

"Songs for a New World"

Independence Community Theatre
May 05, 2017 - May 20, 2017 8:00 pm on Fri & Sat., 2 pm on Sun. | Independence Old Town Hall, 6652 Brecksville Rd.,Independence, OH | Community
Independence Community Theatre closes its current season with “Songs for a New World”. With a rousing score that blends elements of pop, gospel and jazz, featuring tight harmonies and darling vocals, “Songs for a New World” transports its audience from the deck of a Spanish sailing ship bound for a new land, to the ledge of a New York penthouse. Characters range from a young man in the Bronx who dreams of becoming a famous basketball player, to a forlorn and neglected Mrs. Claus lamenting as Christmas approaches. Music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown. Conceived by Daisy Prince. Directed by Dawn Sniadak Yamokoski.Music Direction by Bryan Bird. Show dates: May 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 2017 at 8 pm; May 14 at 2 pm. Location: Independence Old Town Hall, 6652 Brecksville Rd. Cost :$12. Reservations: 216-447-0443. For more info, visit their website at http://www.independencetheatre.org. Produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

Ingenuity's Bal: Aquatique

Ingenuity Cleveland
May 06, 2017 - May 06, 2017 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM | 5401 Hamilton Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114 | Community
Ingenuity’s Bal: Aquatique is a *magical* combination of art, performance, and discovery, celebrating Cleveland’s creativity and innovation landscape while raising funds for our IngenuityLABs Incubator program, maker activities and more. The event channels the spirit of the Kokoon Arts Club – a group of bohemian artists in Cleveland active throughout the early 1900s – and guests are encouraged (but not required) to come in costume!

Family Day

International Women's Air & Space Museum
May 06, 2017 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM | Burke Lakefront Airport | Community
Stop by for the annual FREE community event, Family Day, on May 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year's theme is "Soaring Into The Future" and kids can enjoy games, activities, crafts, entertainment, education, community resources & a family-friendly raffle.

Special Appearances:
10:30 to 11 a.m.: Claudia Retter presents the illustrated reading of her book, "The Flying Adventures of Two Candy Cane Pen Friends."
11 a.m. to noon: Meet players from the Lake Erie Crushers and their mascot, Stomper
Noon to 12:30 p.m.: Burke Lakefront Fire Department demonstration outside (weather permitting)

Confirmed Community Resources: Lake Erie Crushers, Cleveland Metroparks, U.S.S. Cod, NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland Soaring Society, Costco, Burke Lakefront Fire Department, NeoLUG, Lake County Captains, Girl Scouts of North East Ohio, Claudia Retter, All American Gutter Protection.

BardLab Training Course

The Cleveland Shakespeare Festival
May 06, 2017 10:00 AM - noon | Ensemble Theater, 2843 Washington Blvd in Cleveland Heights | Hone Your Craft
BardLab is a six-week course designed to prepare the actor for acting in verse drama, with a special emphasis on skills needed for outdoor performance.
Saturday mornings between 10am and 12pm
May 6-June 10
Topics covered include: Week 1: Paraphrasing, Week 2: Scansion, Week 3: Rhetoric, Week 4: Direct Audience Address, Week 5: Performing Outdoors, Week 6: Putting it all together

Summer Dance Intensive - Sign Up!

The Movement Project
May 08, 2017 - Jun 08, 2017 | Sign up is online!, Intensive will take place at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2592 W 14th St, Cleveland, OH 44113 | Hone Your Craft
This one week intensive is geared for professional and college dancers interested in furthering themselves as creative thinkers and who wish to deepen and grow their technical and performance knowledge. This intensive provides a rigorous daily schedule in professional training and creative practice taught by TMP artistic directors, company members, as well as notable guest artists in the dance community. The program will focus on modern dance technique, ballet, improvisation, composition, injury prevention and somatic practices. In addition to movement courses, the program includes courses designed to support artists in the current field, such as, resume revamp, website marketing, dance on film and community action. As part of our marketing course, each artist will receive dance action shots for their portfolio.

Pricing:
Tuition Fee: $385 (Early-Bird Due May 22nd, application due by May 19th); $400 (Full-tuition Due June 10th, application due by June 8th)
Tuition Fee Includes: 1 Week of Classes, USB Film of Informal Showing at Pilgrim Church, Photo Package of Dance Action Shots, Digital Copies of Photos, TMP Summer Intensive Tank, 1 ticket voucher for TMP SummerWorks 2017
Housing Available upon request (additional fees apply)

DanceWorks Week #2: Verb Ballets with BodyEDT (of Taiwan)

Cleveland Public Theatre
May 11, 2017 - May 13, 2017 7:00 PM | Cleveland Public Theatre, 6415 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44102 | Community
Following an international tour in Taiwan, Verb Ballets teams up with Ming-Cheng Lee, the artistic director and creator of BodyEDT, to present FUSE: Explorations from Taiwan and Cleveland. DanceWorks is an annual series that showcases Northeast Ohio’s contemporary dance companies as they premiere new work and revive celebrated performances.

2017 New Ground Theatre Festival

Cleveland Play House
May 11, 2017 - May 20, 2017 | Allen Theatre Complex, 1407 Euclid Ave. Cleveland, OH 44115 | Community
2017 New Ground Theatre Festival
May 11 – 20 | Cleveland Play House
Sponsored by Honorary Producer Roe Green

The 2017 New Ground Theatre Festival (NGTF) will mark Cleveland Play House’s 12th annual showcase of new theatrical works. As in years past, offerings include a mixture of fully produced productions and play readings in their infancy—all by groundbreaking and nationally recognized playwrights. Part of the New Ground Theatre Festival’s mission is to offer playwrights the opportunity to test new work in front of an audience for the very first time, which gives Cleveland audiences the chance to witness the birth of these incredible new contributions to American Theatre.

Get tickets and learn more: 216-241-6000 | clevelandplayhouse.com/shows/new-ground-theatre-festival

Disney’s Freaky Friday
Mainstage Anchor Production, book by BRIDGET CARPENTER, music and lyrics by TOM KITT & BRIAN YORKEY
based on the novel Freaky Friday by MARY RODGERS and the WALT DISNEY motion pictures
directed by CHRISTOPHER ASHLEY
Apr 15 – May 20 | Allen Theatre

These Mortal Hosts
Fully Produced World Premiere, written by ERIC COBLE, directed by LALEY LIPPARD
May 11 – 20 | The Helen

The Chinese Lady
Staged Reading, written by LLOYD SUH, recipient of the 2017 Roe Green Award, directed by LAURA KEPLEY
May 20 | The Helen

The Nolan Williams Project
Concert Reading of an Original Musical, written by NOLAN WILLIAMS, JR., directed by ROBERT BARRY FLEMING
May 20 | Outcalt Theatre

Twenty-Two Ways to Improve Your Story

Literary Cleveland
May 11, 2017 - May 25, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Gordon Square Arcade Conference Room, 6516 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, OH 44102 | Hone Your Craft
Finishing a first draft of a story or novel is no small feat, but how do you turn that writing into a final draft that is ready for publication? This three-session workshop for fiction writers will take you through the revision process by teaching you how to improve everything from overall plot and character to individual sentences and word choice. Together we’ll look at examples of effective revision, participate in editing and rewriting exercises, and share our struggles and triumphs along the way. Everyone who attends will walk away with 22 practical revision techniques they can apply to their story or novel, regardless of any length, genre, or style. To get the most out of this workshop it is highly recommended (though not required) that you have a finished draft of writing to work with.

Things as They Are [New Play-with-Music]

Playwrights Local
May 11, 2017 - May 28, 2017 Friday - Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 2:30 pm; Half-price Preview Thursday, May 11 at 7:30 pm; Special performance Monday, May 15 at 7:30 pm | Reinberger Auditorium; 5209 Detroit Avenue; Cleveland, OH 44102 | Community
“Things as They Are” is a dramatic exploration of American poet Wallace Stevens (1879-1955), a stoic visionary whose titanic imagination and confounding duality have lent him an unwavering mystique. This all-new, multimedia work combines a script by David Todd, an original score by Ben Chasny (Six Organs of Admittance), and licensed works by Stevens with movement, commedia dell’arte, and projections. Directed by Anjanette Hall, “Things as They Are” looks past the stock image of its subject as an aloof executive with avant-garde leanings. From run-ins with Marcel Duchamp to Ernest Hemingway, and from crises with wife Elsie to daughter Holly, the play reveals the “real” Wallace Stevens to be a man of great insight, contradictions, whimsy, and desire.

These Mortal Hosts

freelance
May 11, 2017 - May 20, 2017 | Cleveland Play House | Community
A world premiere play by Creative Workforce Fellow and Cleveland Arts Prize Winner Eric Coble.
"These Mortal Hosts" asks what happens when you discover you're not alone in your body? In the tiny town of Dove Creek, Colorado, three seemingly random locals find themselves at the center of mysteries—and potential miracles. As their lives become increasingly linked, the line between faith and madness begins to thin, and these former strangers hurtle down a course of life-changing proportions.

BAYarts May Opening Receptions

BAYarts
May 12, 2017 - May 24, 2017 Call for daily hours | 28795 Lake Road Bay Village Ohio 44140 | Community
Under the Influence: Advanced Pottery Students: Annual Exhibition & Sale ( Advanced Pottery Students ) - Unique ceramic pieces for the home inspired by a master painter or potter. Work created by the continuing advanced students of the Karen Ryel Ceramic Arts & Education Center. "Under the Influence" is the 9th annual student ceramic show and continuation of a program started to give advanced ceramic students an opportunity to exhibit their work and use the experience as an educational tool to explore different possibilities in ceramics, help develop a body of work, individual style and craftsmanship. Students are part of the whole process including marketing, display, pricing, reception and learn the business aspects of art.

Art Club Gallery Show: Art Club is an ongoing program for students ages 10–14 with intensive study in cartooning, ceramics, graphic design, drawing, painting or printmaking. Students select their work for this exhibition.

Improv, Improv, Improv! w/ Leilani Barrett

Pro-Model & Talent Management, Inc.
May 12, 2017 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | 3421 Ridgewood Rd. Akron, OH 44333 | Hone Your Craft
Learn how to think and act quickly. This is how improv can help with auditions and casting directors.

Leilani Barrett was trained at Second City, as a veteran of of stage, commercial, voice over and film. He is highly skilled at improv! Leilani will be joining us for our next workshop to teach you the best techniques for improv. Don’t Miss It!

Shakespeare and sound

Ohio Shakespeare Festival
May 13, 2017 - May 14, 2017 noon - 3:00 PM | Greystone Hall | Hone Your Craft
Join OSF actor-educator Lara Mielcarek for this vocal workshop. Explore how the use of consonants and vowels unlock the mystery behind Shakespeare's great characters. A magical aural experience that will tap the actor into the truest connection with a character's emotional and analytical self. Ages 13-19

DER ROSENKAVALIER

Fathom Events
May 13, 2017 | Various theatres | Community
Renée Fleming sings one of her signature roles as the Marschallin, opposite Elīna Garanča in her first North American performances as Octavian, the impulsive young title character. The cast also includes Günther Groissböck as Baron Ochs, Erin Morley as Sophie, Marcus Brück in his Met debut as Faninal, and Matthew Polenzani as the Italian Singer. Conducted by Sebastian Weigle and directed by Robert Carsen, who most recent Met production was the hit 2013 staging of Falstaff, Der Rosenkavalier is a co-production with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and Teatro Regio di Torino.

Operation HOPE Small Business Development Workshop

Operation HOPE
May 16, 2017 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. | PNC Fairfax Connection; 8220 Carnegie Avenue Cleveland, OH 44103 | Build Your Business
The Operation HOPE Small Business Workshop Series is a FREE workshop presented by Operation HOPE and the HOPE Inside office of PNC Bank. This workshop is designed for current and aspiring entrepreneurs interested in starting a business or growing their current business.

Between the Lines w/ Brad Ricca, author of "Mrs. Sherlock Holmes"

Literary Cleveland
May 17, 2017 7:00 PM | ​Happy Dog at the Euclid Tavern, 11625 Euclid Ave | Community
May's edition of "Between the Lines" features Brad Ricca, author of "Mrs. Sherlock Holmes" and "Super Boys". Join us at the Happy Dog Euc to hear Ricca, whose writing has been called "compulsively readable" (Publishers Weekly) and "astounding" (Kirkus Reviews), read from newly published work and take questions from the audience.

DER ROSENKAVALIER (encore)

Fathom Events
May 17, 2017 | Various theatres | Community
Renée Fleming sings one of her signature roles as the Marschallin, opposite Elīna Garanča in her first North American performances as Octavian, the impulsive young title character. The cast also includes Günther Groissböck as Baron Ochs, Erin Morley as Sophie, Marcus Brück in his Met debut as Faninal, and Matthew Polenzani as the Italian Singer. Conducted by Sebastian Weigle and directed by Robert Carsen, who most recent Met production was the hit 2013 staging of Falstaff, Der Rosenkavalier is a co-production with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and Teatro Regio di Torino.

DanceWorks Week #3: Inlet Dance Theatre

Cleveland Public Theatre
May 18, 2017 - May 20, 2017 7:00 PM | Cleveland Public Theatre, 6415 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44102 | Community
Inlet Dance Theatre’s “Springing Forth with New Life” features three new works: a collaboration with the residents of Judson Manor senior living community, a male duet focusing on needed mentoring relationships and a group work examining the ancient Middle-Eastern practice of wearing sackcloth and ashes. DanceWorks is an annual series that showcases Northeast Ohio’s contemporary dance companies as they premiere new work and revive celebrated performances.

Tickets: $12-30

Ordering Poems: Constellation, Hillside, Sluice Gate

Literary Cleveland
May 20, 2017 9:00 AM - nooon | Loganberry Books, 13015 Larchmere Blvd., Shaker Hts. OH 44120 | Hone Your Craft
Participants will bring copies of their table of contents and first poem to distribute at the workshop. Moving beyond the usual and the chronological, we will think about poem-to-poem connection, development strategies, and meaning which accrues through accumulation. Some poem critique as a secondary focus. Suitable for a series, a chapbook, a book section.

Choral Master Class with Composer David Conte

Good Company: A Vocal Ensemble
May 20, 2017 2 PM - 3:30 PM | Lakewood Presbyterian Church, 14502 Detroit Road at Marlowe | Community
Good Company: A Vocal Ensemble will host a free and open Master Class led by renowned composer and Lakewood native, David Conte. The Class will focus on embracing and overcoming the challenges of performing contemporary choral music. Dr. Conte is Chair of the Composition Department and Professor of Composition at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and on the Composition Faculty of the European American Music Alliance in Paris. Open to the public.

How to Price Artwork

Art Therapy Studio
May 20, 2017 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. | George Streeter Gallery at Art Therapy Studio 12200 Fairhill Road, Cleveland, OH 44120 | Hone Your Craft
An opening reception will be held on May 20 at 2pm, followed by a special guest presentation, “Pricing Your Art,” at 3pm. The workshop will be presented by Daric Gill, an accomplished artist from Ohio. Learn more about Daric at www.daricgill.com.

Composer David Conte Guest Conducts at Good Company Spring Concert

Good Company: A Vocal Ensemble
May 21, 2017 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM | Lakewood Presbyterian Church, 14502 Detroit Road at Marlowe | Community
Join Good Company: A Vocal Ensemble for a spring concert featuring renowned composer and Lakewood native, David Conte, who will guest conduct several of his own works. Michael Carney, Director and Ruth Draper, Accompanist. Guest Artists include the Amethyst Strings and Andrew Pongracz, percussion. Other selections by Arvo Pärt, Ernano Aguiar, Mozart, Rene Clausen, Mendelssohn. Free will offering. Reception will follow. For more information visit www.good-co.org. or call 440- 333-6187.

Jelliffe Theatre Ground Breaking Ceremony

Karamu House
May 23, 2017 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM | 2355 East 89th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44106 | Community
SAVE THE DATE!

Join us for "A Brand New Day" as we celebrate The Jelliffe Theatre Ground Breaking Ceremony!

As it embarks on its second 100 years, Karamu is evolving to be reborn as a beating heart for the entire community, retaining its historical identity as “a place of joyful gathering.”

Don't miss this FREE historical event!
RSVP Today!

www.karamuhouse.org
216.795.7077

DanceWorks Week #4: Elu Dance Company & Across the Board

Cleveland Public Theatre
May 25, 2017 - May 27, 2017 7:00 PM | Cleveland Public Theatre, 6415 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44102 | Community
Double Bill! A tribute to refugees around the world, Elu Dance Company's "Caught" is movement prose in search of light inside incomprehensible darkness. Across The Board presents "Black Don't Crack," an intimate conversation through dance about the pride, pressure and presumption associated with race and cultural aesthetics. DanceWorks is an annual series that showcases Northeast Ohio's contemporary dance companies as they premiere new work and revive celebrated performances. Tickets $12-30.

Red Ash Mosaic

Cleveland Public Theatre
May 25, 2017 - Jun 17, 2017 7:30 PM | Cleveland Public Theatre, 6415 Detroit Avenue Cleveland, OH 44102 | Community
RED ASH MOSAIC is an experiment in theatrical form, with interwoven and contradictory narrative threads, powerful physical action, chanting and poetic texts – designed not to show, but to invoke; not a presentation, but a transmission. Beginning in the daily doldrums of a video game store, RED ASH MOSAIC erupts into a fracturing of realities and parallel lives launching into an otherworldly land of dreams, spirits and the awakening of one man as he confronts his own death/life. WORLD PREMIERE.

Adult Summer Dance Intensive - Sign Up!

Dancing Wheels Company & School
May 25, 2017 - Jun 01, 2017 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Dancing Wheels Company & School, 3615 Euclid Ave, Floor 3 Cleveland, OH 44115 | Hone Your Craft
This intensive workshop includes instruction in ballet technique, contemporary, improvisation and a compositional tool, Dancing Wheels repertory, and new works! All classes are translated in the Dancing Wheels Company & School’s technique for physically integrated dance.

Dates: June 26-30, 2017, Times: 10:00am-3:00pm

Cost: $275
Tuition: $275 for one week. A $50 non-refundable deposit is due by June 1, 2017
*Limited Scholarships Available
For more information or to register, contact Manager of Education & Outreach, Jessica Hodges, 216.342.0306 or email school@dancingwheels.org.

DanceWorks Week #5: MorrisonDance & Alpha

Cleveland Public Theatre
Jun 01, 2017 - Jun 03, 2017 7:00 PM | Cleveland Public Theatre, 6415 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44102 | Community
Double Bill! In the Space of Dreams: Asleep and Awake explores a powerful part of the human experience – dreams – through MorrisonDance’s signature mash-up of movement styles. In their new work Behind the Next Door, Alpha journeys through the freshly opened doors of three individuals and their experience of peeking behind the ones left closed. DanceWorks is an annual series that showcases Northeast Ohio's contemporary dance companies as they premiere new work and revive celebrated performances.