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Kerry Clawson, The Akron Beacon Journal | September 23, 2021
New York dance professional Monica Bill Barnes says there's something about having a dancer in tennis shoes that makes people identify with them as a person. Her dance "The Running Show" gives a look into the life of a dancer as a new kind of sports hero, so it makes sense that they'd wear athletic shoes. "The whole show is performed in tennis shoes, which is really unusual for a dance show," Barnes, founder of Monica Bill Barnes & Company, said by phone from New York Sept. 16. One of the coolest parts is that the young people whose dance stories are being collected and weaved into creating "The Running Show," to be performed at E.J. Thomas Hall on Saturday, are University of Akron dance students. On Monday, 13 masked dancers auditioned with Monica Bill Barnes & Company at Guzzetta Hall for the opportunity to perform alongside the professional contemporary dancers in this weekend's... Read On
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