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Ohio Artists on Tour
GroundWorks Dancetheater is imagination you can see.
Critically celebrated as a ''cool and artistically significant'' ensemble, GroundWorks explores the nuances of the human experience through unique and adventurous choreography. This exciting, eclectic work brings audiences face-to-face with fresh, fascinating performances of passion, intellect and humor.
Artistic Director David Shimotakahara founded GroundWorks in 1998, determined to challenge the preconceptions about dance. From its Northeast Ohio base, this group of outstanding artists has introduced dance lovers and neophytes alike to an experience that is completely unconventional, yet deeply human and resonating.
From performing in unusual settings to featuring live musicians onstage, GroundWorks enriches its work with subtle layers of meaning that deepen the impact and enjoyment for the audience. This desire to push the boundaries is also evident in Shimotakahara's bold initiative: To constantly seek collaboration and input from guest choreographers of the highest caliber and to make certain that the repertoire of the company is constantly evolving.
Additionally, GroundWorks is committed to giving back, through inspiring, student outreach programs for which it has been recognized with Ohio Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts funding.
By never settling, by stretching even its own definition of what's possible in dance, the company continues to reap rewards and praises.