‘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]

‘Inside’ the Class of GroundWorks’ Outdoor Dance Film Screenings [REVIEW]

GroundWorks DanceTheaterDrive In Dance Film ScreeningsDunham Tavern Museum Parking LotCleveland, OhioOctober 31, 2020 Reviewed by Steve Sucato Part of GroundWorks DanceTheater’s nextSPACE Fall 2020 programming, the company presented a screening of two dance films October 31 at Dunham Tavern Museum’s parking lot in Cleveland. Facing a giant inflatable screen provided by Free Akron Outdoor Movies, a select number of audience vehicles were lined up drive-in … Continue reading ‘Inside’ the Class of GroundWorks’ Outdoor Dance Film Screenings [REVIEW]

Amazing Grace

By Steve Sucato In the tough neighborhood where Black Grace artistic director/choreographer Neil Ieremia grew up, dancing didn’t figure into everyday life. The son of Samoan parents living in New Zealand, Ieremia says he was exposed to traditional Polynesian singing and dancing at social functions (weddings, funerals) and through school and church youth groups. But it wasn’t until he began seeing music videos from America … Continue reading Amazing Grace