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From: Dancevert Contact: Tom Evert
Phone: 301-529-7684 E-mail: tom@dancevert.org
Transformations
Press release
Shore Cultural Centre Auditorium
291 East 222nd St. Euclid OH 44123
April 21, 2018 7:30 PM

Tickets online at Dancevert.eventbrite.com or $9 at the door 

Transformations
A concert of transformative energy launching DANCEVERT into a celebration of art and education.

The program features the collaboration of 15 local and international artists and a student ensemble that has embraced transformation through a process of fusion and integration both artistically and educationally. We witness emotion and the uplifting surrender to unity in the dramatic world premiere “NINE”, the “wow” of the sensual and powerful fusion of high flying gymnasts and dance, the deep and enjoyable learning power of the arts in science and math education. Also two company favorites “The President” and “Opus Pilates”


The program includes:

“Nine”: “Witness of Emotion” World premiere.
9 Emotions and nine collaborators. The number 9 is a symbol of fullness, the largest single digit number. The work expresses cooperation and tolerance as an equation to peace. Artists of diverse cultural origins and technical training have joined forces to embrace each other and their artistic visions to create and perform together their artistic offering.
Tom Evert has served as the artistic director and the work was created through the collaborative choreographic participation of 7 dance artists, 1 scenic artist, and the unity of spirit to create a work of peace. That’s nine.
Cast performers and collaborators: Tom Evert (USA) Susana Weingarten Evert (Mexico), Sanjib Bhattacharya (India) Nandini Mandal (India) , Antara Datta (India), Megan Haas(USA), Joan Greenwood ( Jamaica) Rafael Valdivieso ( Ecuador)

“Vibration” Features a team of 5 gymnastic coaches “The Gym Art Group” of Lakeshore Gymnastics, They are accomplished adult athletes who have been working in the transformative process of uniting their physical power with the artistic and expressive qualities of dance to present the program’s second world premiere.
The cast Includes: Artem Astafev, Bob Carlson, Italo Gonzalez, Kellie Jones, and Olivia Trout.
“Forces in Motion” features an ensemble of 12 fourth graders from Arbor Elementary School in Euclid. DANCEVERT has a formidable history of designing and presenting arts integrated instruction in the schools through lessons which involve deep learning in science and math as well as the academic content standards in dance. Mr. Evert has created a dance work which brings the study of physical science to life through a creative and artistic process. The short work presents the technical disciplines of movement and presents dances about states of matter and forms of energy.
“Opus Pilates” An Artful Exercise performed By Hope Schultz and Molly Andrews Hinders. Mr. The Pilates exercise method created by Joseph Pilates in the 1920’s improves alignment, precision, flexibility and core strength. The training has served in increasing dancer and athlete performance and injury recovery. This poetic work savors the geometric forms of the exercises.
“We are Geometry in Motion” 
Meghan Haas and Tom Evert performing an artistic rendering of the principles of Geometry. Bony skeletons (lines and angles) loom in the shadows and are enlightened to revel the physical truths of creation and how we measure them.
“The President” (1886) As the first dance Mr. Evert choreographed for his dance company it may also be his most popular. Honoring DANCEVERT’s launch into a new phase of development, this work offers a fresh interpretation through the special guest appearance of Brian Murphy. This archetypal character dance revels in the trials and tribulations of the Chief of State.


Company Description
DANCEVERT was founded as The Tom Evert Dance Company, a 501(c) 3 corporation in 1986 in Cleveland, OH under the leadership of acclaimed dance artists Tom Evert (former member of New York's Paul Taylor Dance Company) and Susana Weingarten (former member of Ballet Independiente de Mexico). The company has performed for audiences throughout the world to critical praise and is well known for its significant leadership throughout the state of Ohio and beyond with arts-integrated education through residencies in schools and communities
DANCEVERT is entering its 32nd year of dedication to the art of dance and it’s transformative power through the creation of original works and educational programming. In it’s beginnings (1986) the company presented a cast full-time dancers and award-winning choreography and in recent years has invested in the development of arts educational programming, collaborative projects and community enrichment. This transformation is supported with a new vitality in the Board of Directors, the development of funding sources and the establishment of processes to duplicate and market effective math and science lessons taught with dance.
Acknowledgments
The Company wishes to acknowledge Shore Cultural Centre and Sally Perino of Lakeshore Gymnastics for the the generous support of rehearsal space and resources to create these new works.
And well as the valuable support of our funders.

The Char and Chuck Fowler Family Foundation



"The Everts were born to dance together, long may they dance."  The Cleveland Plain Dealer

"Amazingly Inventive"  The New York Times

“Mr. Evert moves like an Adonis, all organic flow. His wife, Susana, offers fire.”  Dallas Sun Times

“There is a chemistry that surpasses the physical realm of dance, and the drama between both is a goose bumper. The content in the works of DANCEVERT are profound, and yet there is humor and invention…. their style is so unique! people cried, laugh and felt more than usual...their transparency is evident!”

The Chicago Tribune

“There is a natural and serene feeling to the flow, and the pieces seem to build to some larger, organic whole… the duets… breathe quiet ecstasy.”

The New York Times