Celebrated Choreographer Donald Byrd Talks about his New Work for Dancing Wheels and the National Physically Integrated Dance Festival [PREVIEW]

By Steve Sucato The National Physically Integrated Dance Festival: Beyond Barriers, Boundaries & Belief! brings together dancers with and without disabilities in a three-company, three-city tour beginning in Cleveland, this Friday, June 10 at Playhouse Square’s Allen Theatre. Conceived by the Dancing Wheels Company founding artistic director Mary Verdi-Fletcher, the nation’s oldest physically integrated dance company now in its 41st season, will host the first … Continue reading Celebrated Choreographer Donald Byrd Talks about his New Work for Dancing Wheels and the National Physically Integrated Dance Festival [PREVIEW]

Dancing Wheels’ Swiss-Miss Celina Speck has sights set on being an Ambassador for Inclusivity in Dance

By Steve Sucato It takes a special person to one day pick up and move to another country and culture to pursue a career in a field they know little about. The Dancing Wheels Company’s Celina Speck is one such person. The 23-year-old from Würenlos, Switzerland, a suburb of Zürich, says before she decided to come to Cleveland, a place she had never been, she … Continue reading Dancing Wheels’ Swiss-Miss Celina Speck has sights set on being an Ambassador for Inclusivity in Dance

Integrated First: Dancing Wheels’ Program to Highlight Works by Choreographers with Disabilities

By Steve Sucato Quite possibly the first dance production of its kind in the United States, Cleveland’s Dancing Wheels, America’s oldest physically integrated dance company (dancers with and without disabilities), will present Reverse.Reboot.Reveal! featuring a trio of commissioned works by a trio of choreographers with disabilities. The program, Friday, June 14 at Playhouse Square’s Allen Theatre will also coincide with the national Dance/USA Conference being … Continue reading Integrated First: Dancing Wheels’ Program to Highlight Works by Choreographers with Disabilities