Dancing Wheels Company Presents FAST FORWARD/REWIND Tonight
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by BWW News Desk
The Dancing Wheels Company will offer audiences a unique opportunity to enjoy the artistic vision of the Company’s current and former dancers. The concert exclusively presented by Company members only will be held at 7:00 p.m. tonight, November 30, 2012 at the Trinity Cathedral, 2242 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio.
The intimate concert entitled Fast Forward/Rewind will be a wonderful mix of duets, solos, and full ensemble works (full list below) that evolved from the dancers’ desires to branch out and spread their wings as choreographers. Under the guidance of Artistic Advisor, Mark Tomasic, Rehearsal Director, Catherine Meredith, and Founding Artistic Director, Mary Verdi-Fletcher, seven of the Company dancers emerged as innovative choreographers creating seven premiere works that run the gamut of mood, emotion, and imagination.
Restaged for Fast Forward/Rewind is the exceptional work of former Company members Mark Tomasic and Michael Medcalf. Ms. Meredith stated, “They were the first company members to take from their experiences in partnering wheelchair dancers and bring it to the stage with dances that have been long lasting favorites in the Company’s repertory.”
Board Chair, Ms. Kerry Agins will lead a post performance audience talk back with the dancers and choreographers followed by a champagne reception in the lobby. Tickets are $15 per person. Discount tickets for groups of 10 or more are $10 each. General seating is limited. Tickets may be purchased online at www.dancingwheels/order.asp or by phone at 216-432-0306.
Dancing with my Demons by Ryan Dick is a duet that explores the physical manifestation of internal conflicts.
For more than three decades, the Dancing Wheels Company & School has thrived under the artistic leadership of President/Founding Artistic Director Mary Verdi-Fletcher. The Company has traveled the globe, reaching more than five million individuals through its inspiring and masterful performances, award winning outreach, educational programs and guest appearances. With a vast repertory of nearly fifty works from nationally esteemed choreographers, the Company brings inventive, provocative and poignant performances to the stage, changing the face of artistic possibilities. The Dancing Wheels School, coordinated and administrated by Emma Parker, serves over 2,000 children and adults with and without disabilities. The School offers a myriad of outreach and in-reach classes and workshops making arts programming available to students of all abilities.
The Dancing Wheels season is generously supported by Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, MetLife Foundation, Cleveland Foundation, Ohio Arts Council, Bruening Foundation, Emerson Process Management, The George Gund Foundation, The Kulas Foundation, The Kuhn Family Foundation, John P. Murphy Foundation, Invacare, and the National Endowment for the Arts.