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DANCECleveland & The University of Akron Dance Program Present

Monica Bill Barnes & Company "The Running Show"

September 25, 2021, 7:30 pm

The University of Akron's E.J Thomas Hall  |  View Seating Chart

Monica Bill Barnes & Company
Monica Bill Barnes & Company
Monica Bill Barnes & Company
Monica Bill Barnes & Company
Monica Bill Barnes & Company

Choreographed by New York-based, Monica Bill Barnes and written by Robbie Saenz de Viteri, The Running Show documents the life of a dancer through movement, interviews and stories. Combining humor, voiceovers of aspiring young dancers and modern movement, the performance features Monica Bill Barnes on stage alongside The University of Akron's Dance Department dancers in a full length evening work you won’t want to miss. Full of wit, grit and contemporary movement, the audience will get an unprecedented look into the life of a dancer as a new kind of sports hero, that keeps moving against all odds.

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Monica Bill Barnes & Company

Co-Presented with The University of Akron Dance Program

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Monica Bill Barnes & Company is a contemporary American dance company that brings dance "where it does not belong." They create and produce dance works that incorporate unlikely pairings and humorous antics that push the limits and boundaries of what dance can be. The Company has performed in venues ranging from Upright Citizen's Brigade to The Sydney Opera House and has been presented in more than 100 cities throughout the U.S. and internationally. Barnes has worked in film, theater and set over 30 different works on college students all over the country. Choreographed by Monica Bill Barn...Read More

Monica Bill Barnes & Company is a contemporary American dance company that brings dance "where it does not belong." They create and produce dance works that incorporate unlikely pairings and humorous antics that push the limits and boundaries of what dance can be. The Company has performed in venues ranging from Upright Citizen's Brigade to The Sydney Opera House and has been presented in more than 100 cities throughout the U.S. and internationally. Barnes has worked in film, theater and set over 30 different works on college students all over the country. Choreographed by Monica Bill Barnes and written by Robbie Saenz de Viteri, "The Running Show" documents the life of a dancer through movement, interviews, and stories. Combining humor, voiceovers of aspiring young dancers, and modern movement, the performance features Monica Bill Barnes on stage alongside local dancers ranging in age from 12 to 84 and The University of Akron's Dance Department Dancers.

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