Dance, Sports, Tragedy and Triumph, ‘The Running Show’ is a Winner [REVIEW]

Monica Bill Barnes & CompanyThe Running ShowThe University of Akron’s E. J. Thomas Performing Arts HallAkron, OH September 25, 2021 Reviewed by Steve Sucato Billed as an athletic, humorous and insightful dance-theater work/live documentary that looks at the life of a dancer as athlete/sports figure, Monica Bill Barnes & Company’s The Running Show did that as well as creating a glorious and touching metaphor for … Continue reading Dance, Sports, Tragedy and Triumph, ‘The Running Show’ is a Winner [REVIEW]

DANCECleveland’s New Mainstage Season to Feature Familiar Favorites

By Steve Sucato Entering its 65th season of presenting dance to Northeast, Ohio audiences, DANCECleveland has new leadership as former DANCECleveland Executive Director and local dance icon Pamela Young retired. Filling Young’s shoes are and newly promoted Artistic Director, Sarah Sumbrum and new Executive Director Theresa Remnick. Young served as DANCECleveland Executive Director for the past 18 years pulling the organization out of financial life-support … Continue reading DANCECleveland’s New Mainstage Season to Feature Familiar Favorites

Jones’ ‘Analogy/Dora: Tramontane’ is Pure Theatrical Magic

“The combination of the dancers skillfully voicing dialogue (often while dancing), Hallett’s powerful score and Jones’ abstract yet illustrative choreography made for a deeply moving experience that drilled into the core of our humanity, producing swells of disparate emotions and entrancing us with marvelous storytelling.” Continue reading Jones’ ‘Analogy/Dora: Tramontane’ is Pure Theatrical Magic