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Fri., Oct. 18
Ohio Theatre 1501 Euclid Ave., Cleveland Downtown/Flats/Warehouse District

Set to the music of Georges Bizet and live flamenco guitar, the Cleveland Ballet's new interpretation of Carmen promises to be "a tale of passion, romance, and sensuality." It centers on a Spanish gypsy woman (Dayneliz Muñoz) who seeks to save herself by seducing a certain Don Jose (Rainer Diaz). Russian guitar master Yury Nugmanov and Russian-American mezzo-soprano Zoya Gramagin are featured guests. Performances take place tonight at 8 and tomorrow night at 7 at the Ohio Theatre. Tickets start at $25. (Niesel) 216-241-6000

Killer Klowns From Outer Space Dance Party

Fri., Oct. 18, 10 p.m.
The Chamber 11802 Detroit Ave., Lakewood Western Suburbs

Join us as we pay tribute to the cult classic, Killer Klowns from Outer Space and all the clown families out there! With Face painting, art, drag burlesque performances, and dancing/music all night! With performances by Anhedonia Delight, Jackie Mae Massacre, Lexi Pro, and Cherrie Sorbet DJs Benji + Guest set by Michael B Demented Synth-pop | 80s | New wave | Post-Punk + Face Painting booth W/ Dingle Barry + Mala Guest Vendor: MCXIII Generic.Gallery Watercolors / Embossed Leather / Stenciled Prints + Friday, October 18th 10:00pm -2:30am Age/Cover: 18+ $5 and 21+ $3 (w/Valid ID) 216-702-7993

I Love Monday Night Tango

Mondays. Continues through Dec. 30
216TangoAcademy 4440 Mayfield Road, South Euclid Eastern Suburbs

Every Monday Learn the dance and culture of Argentine Tango 7:30 - 8:30 pm class 8:30 - 11:00 pm practice Meet new friends, learn to dance, get in shape! 440 454 9100

Avanti - CWRU Fall Dance Concert

Fri., Nov. 1, 8-10 p.m., Sat., Nov. 2, 8-10 p.m., Sun., Nov. 3, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Thu., Nov. 7, 8-10 p.m., Fri., Nov. 8, 8-10 p.m. and Sat., Nov. 9, 8-10 p.m.
Mather Dance Center 11201 Bellflower Rd., Cleveland Hts. Eastern Suburbs

Buy Tickets$15, general admission; $12, seniors; $10, students

The Department of Dance at Case Western Reserve University will open the 2019-20 season with Avanti. Headlining the program will be Like Fragments from an Old Song, created for the graduate dancers by internationally acclaimed guest choreographer Pam Tanowitz. Alongside this work is the return of the historic and lyrical Air for the G String by modern dance pioneer Doris Humphrey, and the fast-paced Caffeinated by guest choreographer Larry Keigwin. Rounding out the program is a second restaging of Gary Galbraith’s Islands of Desire, which premiered in 2014, and his new work Brothers, featuring the department’s male dancers. 216-368-5246

Cleveland Dance Project Season 5 Showcase

Sat., Nov. 23, 3-4:30 & 7-8:30 p.m.

Buy Tickets$10-15

Don't miss Cleveland Dance Project's FIFTH bi-annual showcases at Brecksville-Broadview Heights Middle School, featuring 19 choreographers, over 130 local dancers, AND our CDP Company! You'll see dance styles including lindyhop, hip hop, contemporary, modern, tap, burlesque, jazz, and more! (440) 740-4400

The Uniquely Cleveland Nutcracker

Sat., Dec. 14, 7-9 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 15, 2-4 p.m.

Buy Tickets$10-$35

City Ballet of Cleveland presents its annual holiday classic, The Uniquely Cleveland Nutcracker, Saturday, December 14 at 7:00 pm and Sunday, December 15 at 2:00 pm at the Breen Center for Performing Arts. Directed by Courtney Laves-Mearini, this year’s local guest artists include Daniel Cho, Emily Dietz, Lieneke Matte, Benjamin Shepard and Sabatino Verlezza. Join City Ballet of Cleveland as we whisk you away to the magical world of a young girl’s dreams, including the battle between the 1920’s Cleveland Indians and the mice. These performances are sure to delight audience members of all ages. 216-848-9088

Shen Yun

Sat., March 21, 2 & 7 p.m. and Sun., March 22, 2 p.m.

Buy Tickets$80-$180

Shen Yun brings to life 5,000 years of Chinese civilization through classical Chinese dance and music in an exhilarating show you will never forget. The show moves quickly through regions, dynasties, and legends. Tremendous athleticism, thunderous battle drums, and masterful vocalists are all set to animated backdrops that transport you to another world. With seven companies now, Shen Yun gave over 650 performances in over 150 cities around the world. Its grand production astonishes global audiences with nearly 100 artists, 400 handmade costumes, and a live orchestra with Western and Chinese instruments. 216-241-6000


Fri., April 3, 7:30-9:30 p.m. and Sat., April 4, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Allen Theatre 1407 Euclid Ave., Cleveland Downtown/Flats/Warehouse District

Buy Tickets$5-$8

Featuring the Cleveland State University Dance Company, faculty, staff, musicians and guest artists, this repertory concert includes an eclectic evening of contemporary and traditional choreography. 216-241-6000


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