Petronio Company’s Pandemic Delayed Cleveland Debut Proves Worth the Wait [REVIEW]

Stephen Petronio CompanyMimi Ohio Theatre at Playhouse SquareNovember 12, 2022 By Steve Sucato Call it a blessing in disguise that Stephen Petronio Company’s Cleveland debut was postponed in 2020 because of the global pandemic. Otherwise, the audience at Playhouse Square’s Mimi Ohio Theatre on Saturday night would not have experienced the company’s most spellbinding work of the evening, 2022’s New New Prayer for Now. Presented by DANCECleveland, the mixed … Continue reading Petronio Company’s Pandemic Delayed Cleveland Debut Proves Worth the Wait [REVIEW]

Bliss, Courage & Kong: Gibney Company’s Mixed Rep Program Delivers Mixed Results [REVIEW]

Gibney CompanyThe University of Akron’s E. J. Thomas Performing Arts HallAkron, OhioOctober 8, 2022 By Steve Sucato Call it a homecoming of sorts for Gina Gibney. The Founder, Artistic Director, and CEO of New York City’s Gibney Company returned to Northeast, Ohio with her company for the first time in 20 years this past Saturday at Akron’s E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall for an eclectic … Continue reading Bliss, Courage & Kong: Gibney Company’s Mixed Rep Program Delivers Mixed Results [REVIEW]

‘Rennie’s’ Return Rekindles Hip-Hop Dance Flame [REVIEW]

Rennie Harris Puremovement – Nuttin’ But A WordCain Park – Evans AmphitheaterCleveland Heights, OhioAugust 6, 2022 By Steve Sucato It had been 24 years since the last time DANCECleveland and Cain Park presented Rennie Harris Puremovement. A lot has changed in the hip-hop dance scene since then, although witnessing the company’s hourlong program Nuttin’ But A Word this past Saturday night, in some respects, time … Continue reading ‘Rennie’s’ Return Rekindles Hip-Hop Dance Flame [REVIEW]