DanceCleveland harnesses the power of the stars for a bright and varied 2022-23 season

CLEVELAND, Ohio – DanceCleveland may be one of the oldest dance broadcasters in the United States, but it’s also one of the fastest growing.

Need proof? Look no further than the band’s next season, announced Saturday, April 23, at a special subscriber event at Playhouse Square during a performance by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre.

Filled with well-known groups representing a wide variety of styles, the 2022-23 Performance Series reflects an organization that is always curious and capable of attracting big-name talent in its 66th year.

A new slate of shows starts in August, but officially the DanceCleveland New Year kicks off July 30 with a Community Dance Day. On that day, DanceCleveland will be offering the public a wide range of free community movement classes as well as a Northeast Ohio Student Showcase at Playhouse Square. Local groups with dancers between the ages of eight and 18 are encouraged to apply.

The first program is Rennie Harris Puremovement. On Saturday, August 6, at Cain Park in Cleveland Heights, the company will perform “Nuttin’ But A Word,” an evening-long work mixing and matching dance vocabularies and challenging standard visions of street dance. and hip hop.

After that, Saturday, October 8, comes Gibney Company, at EJ Thomas Hall in Akron. The mixed repertoire program will highlight the power of contemporary dance to tell stories and will feature “Oh Courage”, choreographed by Sonya Tayeh.

Stephen Petronio Company opens the DanceCleveland season at Playhouse Square and makes its Ohio debut Saturday, November 12 at the Mimi Ohio Theater. In keeping with its long history, the company will combine modern music, visual arts and fashion in a program including ‘American Landscapes’, ‘Creep’ and ‘New New Prayer for Now’.

The spring season kicks off Saturday, March 11, 2023 with the Alonzo King LINES ballet, also at the Mimi Ohio Theatre. The San Francisco-based company will present a mixed repertoire program bringing to life the expressive and culturally informed style of ballet envisioned by its founder.

The season ends on Saturday April 22, 2023 with Limon Dance Company. On its 75th anniversary, the acclaimed troupe will stop at Playhouse Square to survey its many iconic works and present a new one, “Only One Will Rise,” by Olivier Tarpaga, whose early history resembles that of the founder Jose Limon.

Subscriptions, from $140 to $270, are available now. Single tickets, $20 to $70, go on sale June 27. For tickets and information, visit or call 216-991-9000.

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