GROUNDWORKS DANCETHEATER – GRAND FINALE PERFORMANCE – The Historic Conclusion to 25 Years of Moving Possibility!

Saturday, August 10
Show: 8pm

After 25 years of groundbreaking contemporary dance performances in Northeast Ohio, nationally recognized, critically acclaimed, and beloved GroundWorks DanceTheater will present its grand finale performances. The FREE concerts are GroundWorks’ parting gifts to our family, friends, contributors, and the communities we serve for their tremendous support. These very special performances will feature three new dance works, including GroundWorks Founding Artistic Director David Shimotakahara’s tribute to the music of jazz great Thelonious Monk, the latest from GroundWorks’ Artist in Residence, Antonio Brown, and Seattle-based guest choreographer Olivier Wever’s “The Sixth” set to original music by American composer Philip Daniel about stripping away the layers of distraction in our daily lives to rediscover our true selves and inner peace. Celebrate for the final time what Cleveland’s Plain Dealer called the “Smoldering brilliance of one of Cleveland’s cultural gems.”  


About GroundWorks DanceTheater

GroundWorks DanceTheater, founded in 1998 by artistic director David Shimotakahara, is celebrating its 25th Anniversary of moving possibility. It is a contemporary dance company that is nationally recognized and critically acclaimed for its contribution to the art form and the enrichment of human experiences. Fostering new choreography and challenging preconceptions about dance is fundamental to GroundWorks. The company collaborates with some of the most innovative and influential choreographic voices in dance today for work created, produced, and supported in Northeast Ohio. This group of outstanding artists has introduced dance lovers and neophytes to an unconventional yet deeply human and resonating experience. More at

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