(CLEVELAND, OH) - Tremont West partners each year with LAND Studio and Cleveland Public Theatre to present free professional dance, theatre and music in Lincoln Park to the public during the month of August.
2021 Schedule of Events:
Friday, August 6th - 7pm - Cleveland Public Theatre's STEP
Sunday, August 8th - 5pm - Cleveland Shakespeare Festival
Friday, August 13th - 8:30pm – Verb Ballets
Saturday, August 14th - 8:30pm - Inlet Dance Theatre
Sunday, August 15th - Rain Date for Dance
Saturday, August 21st – 7pm Independent Music curated by The Village Bicycle
Friday, August 27th - 7pm - Erie Heights Brass Ensemble
Saturday, August 28th - 7pm - Papo Ruiz y Delzura de la Salsa
Executive Artistic Director of Cleveland Public Theatre, Raymond Bobgan, is the curator of the performances. Opening night will be Cleveland Public Theatre’s Student Theatre Enrichment Program performing Song of Sankofa, created and performed by the 2021 STEP. After a relocation from her idyllic homeland and the death of a loved one, Jetta, a once free-spirited teenage girl, embarks on a journey through the natural world to recapture the magic of her fading childhood. Led by their childhood companion and a reluctant spiritual guide, Jetta learns the connection between youth and the natural world is deeper and more mystical than even she imagined. Song of Sankofa showcases the ensemble work of eight young artists who are currently navigating the balance between the worlds of childhood and adulthood. On Sunday, August 8th at 5pm the Cleveland Shakespeare Festival will be performing Romeo and Juliet.
The second weekend celebrates the beautiful artistry of dance. Verb Ballets will perform on Friday, August 13th at 7pm, which coincides with Walkabout Tremont, a monthly neighborhood art walk that occurs the 2nd Friday of each month all year long. Saturday, August 14th Inlet Dance Theatre will perform at 7pm. Their list of pieces includes a premiere of Hiding and Revealing, Choreography by Bill Wade, in collaboration with original cast members, and music by Mr. Richter. “Three years ago, I was asked by a biographer to consider creating an evening length work based on the life of Holocaust survivor Ruth Kropveld.
The third weekend is one show on Saturday, August 21st, with a line up curated by The Village Bicycle which includes a performance by The Village Bicycle, The Katy, and Church of Starry Wisdom. The show starts at 7 pm.
The fourth and final weekend kicks off with the Erie Heights Brass Band. The last time they performed as part of Arts in August was on a wet rainy day. Hopefully this year beautiful weather as we welcome this all-brass band to Lincoln Park from Ashtabula, Ohio. Saturday, August 28th will be a fun evening, spent with Papo Ruiz Y Dulzura De La Salsa. Bring your dancing shoes! The final performance of Arts in August will be presented with our friends of Arts Renaissance Tremont. This will be the first performance since the passing of their founder Chris Haff-Paluk, join us as we celebrate her and the music of Cavani & Amici String Quartets. All shows the final weekend begin at 7pm.
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