Inlet’s 2nd Annual Big Bash: “On The Road With Inlet” Recap

Thank you for making Inlet’s 2nd Annual Big Bash FUNdraiser a huge success!

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We had an absolute blast with every single one of you this past Friday at our Big Bash fundraiser, “On The Road With Inlet.” We are already excited about next year’s FUNdraiser and we need your help.

Courtesy of our Presenting Sponsor Cleveland Public Theatre
Courtesy of our Company Sponsor Driftwood Catering

Were you there? Try to spot yourself in the picture below! 

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Inlet Dance Theatre Big Bash FUNdraiser, “On The Road With Inlet” November, 10 2017.

 

 

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Inlet Is Closing Out 2017

Believe it or not, 2017 is already coming to an end. But, Inlet still has several exciting things happening in the next two months that we need to share with you! Here’s where you can see Inlet next:

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Inlet Trainee & Apprentice Program performing “Motherless Child” in February 2017.

On November 28 at 7:45pm, the Inlet Trainee & Apprentice Program will perform at the Nehemiah Mission of Cleveland.  Bread on Bridge is a gathering every Tuesday night at Nehemiah Mission where folks from all over come for homemade bread and soup, have a discussion group, and then see a performance that varies from musicians, poetry, vocalists, etc. On Nov. 28, the Inlet Trainee & Apprentice Program will be the performative aspect showing a 30-minute concert. This is the 2nd year Inlet has performed for this life-giving evening!

 

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Inlet’s Kevin Parker performing in Cleveland Museum of Art’s Lantern Festival.

On December 3, both the Inlet Trainee & Apprentice Program and the Inlet Company Members will be involved with The Music Settlement’s Annual Holiday CircleFest and Cleveland Museum of Art’s Annual Lantern Festival. For more information, click the links above. Both of these events are FREE and open to the public. Don’t miss this beautiful day of celebration!

 

December 18 & 19 Inlet will be holding Winter Auditions for Trainee, Protegé, Apprentice, and Company B positions. Inlet employs a “get to know you” approach to auditions. There is no need to prepare a solo for the audition, you will be provided with links to selected Inlet repertory to learn prior to arrival. Inlet Company Members will lead you through the various components of the audition. Attendance to both days in mandatory. To register for the audition, email your resume, head shot, and fully body shot to info@inletdance.org and you will be provided with the Inlet Dance Theatre Audition Application to complete. Applicants must be 18 y/o and a high school graduate (or equivalent) prior to the start of the season in September 2018.

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“Snow” at Cleveland Public Theatre’s Dance Works’ Series 2016.

 

What’s Your Inlet Story: Apprentice Feature

 

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This month, we are featuring one of our new Apprentice’s for the year, Amy Larson. Originally from Wisconsin, Amy recently moved to Oberlin, OH and has been training with inlet Dance Theatre since September 2017. Here’s a little about her:

What is your dance/theatre background? How did you come to realize Inlet was the place for you this year? Where do you see yourself going with Inlet? I grew up outside of Madison, WI taking all kinds of dance classes at a few local studios. I basically danced as much as I could—tap, jazz, ballet. I went on to study dance at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point which is where I discovered modern dance for the first time and truly fell in love. After graduating, I followed this love for modern dance all the way to New York City. While I was out there, I continued training and worked as a freelance modern dancer for a number choreographers. I also became a Pilates instructor which for me is very much related to my dance background. One of the things that I’ve always been most drawn to within dance is the way that the body actually moves and works. I love that I now get to share that information with so many other dancers and non-dancers through my Pilates teaching practice. After spending 7 amazing, yet challenging years in New York City, my husband landed a job in the Cleveland area. I wasn’t quite ready to leave the city and was honestly worried that I wouldn’t find a new dance community to call home. But boy was I wrong! I have been graciously welcomed into the wonderful community that is Inlet Dance Theatre! The work that Inlet does is quite different than what I’ve done in the past and that’s how I knew this was the place for me this year—a place where I can learn and gather new information. As long as I’m here in Cleveland, I hope to continue growing as a dancer and am honored and excited to do that alongside the other members of Inlet. I hope to have many opportunities to share the stage with these talented individuals. 

What is your biggest dream? Honestly, I’m not a big dreamer—I’m really quite practical so as cheesy as it may sound, my biggest dream is to keep moving through this life and to be happy and healthy. 

What is your favorite hobby other than dance? Is sleep considered a hobby? Just kidding..kind of. But really, when I’m not dancing or teaching Pilates, I like to cook dinner with my husband, binge watch some television shows and sleep, a lot. I also like to practice yoga and go hiking! 

Trainee Feature: Madi Cordle

Each month, Inlet features a new member. This month, we want to introduce you to Madi Cordle. Madi is originally from Columbus, OH but is now in Cleveland training with Inlet’s Trainee & Apprentice Program. Here’s a little more about her:

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Dance has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I majored in dance at Anderson University and graduated in May of 2017. While at Anderson, I had the opportunity to perform in Musical Theatre productions, as well as student and faculty choreographed dance concerts. I discovered Inlet shortly after graduating when I decided to attend Ad Deum’s Summer Intensive in Houston, TX. I was drawn to Inlet because of the company’s commitment to using dance to further people. After watching Inlet perform at Cleveland Public Theatre’s DanceWorks Series ’17, and taking some classes with Inlet Dance Theatre’s Summer Intensive, I knew this was where I wanted to be. My dream is to be a Company Member and ultimately transition into working as a choreographer. When I’m not dancing I like to read, bullet journal, spend time with friends and family, and love on my bulldog, Chuck.

 

 

Inlet’s 2nd Annual Big Bash Fundraiser: On the Road with Inlet – Presented by Cleveland Public Theatre

21369307_10155595358870688_7753731008239904923_nYou already know Inlet is holding the 2nd annual Big Bash Fundraiser: On the Road with Inlet. (And we know you already have your tickets!) But, are you ready for what’s actually in store for the evening? We’re excited to announce that Cleveland Public Theatre is officially Inlet’s Big Bash PRESENTING SPONSOR. With their incredible community engagement, Cleveland Public Theatre’s sponsorship allows Inlet the ability to reach and engage with more individuals–inviting them IN to our world and becoming apart of the modern dance experience, Cleveland style. Inlet is thankful to have Cleveland Public Theatre as the presenting sponsor so that together, we can continue to transform this city with great art.

The Big Bash fundraising party and raffle serve to raise funds for the continuation of the company’s great work. This fun-filled evening will include live dance performances, creative activities, and a fabulous raffle; all accompanied with excellent beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres!
To help us highlight this year’s theme, On the Road with Inlet, Chris Hodgson’s famous food truck, Hodge Podge, will be on site to serve our guests! (Courtesy of our Company Sponsor Driftwood Catering).

DETAILS:
– We will give more information about what the raffle items will be, but below are the prices (cash, check, credit cards accepted): 1 ticket for $5 / 6 tickets for $25                            – Dressy Casual attire is recommended. 
– There is free parking lot and street parking available directly off Detroit Ave (between W 64th & W 65th St).

Our valued Presenting Sponsor for Inlet’s Big Bash is Cleveland Public Theatre (www.cptonline.org)
We are also grateful to our Company Sponsor Driftwood Catering (www.thedriftwoodgroup.com)

WHO? WHAT? WHEN? WHERE?:
Inlet’s 2nd Annual Big Bash – presented by Cleveland Public Theatre
Friday, November 10, 2017
7pm – 10pm
Cleveland Public Theatre’s Parish Hall
6205 Detroit Ave, Cleveland OH 44102 (in the Gordon Square Arts District)

Inlet’s Educational Connections

Every year, Inlet teaches multiple residencies all over the city of Cleveland; some of which are year-long, and others are for shorter periods of time. No matter the duration, this has always been as strong focus for Inlet’s organization. Inlet’s motto: using dance to further people, gives us the ability to have quality connections with students of all ages, bettering themselves as they grow. Dance is just the medium in which we do this.

Below are some of the residencies that Inlet is apart of this year. Inlet is extremely thankful to work with all different ages from all over Northeast Ohio and the greater Cleveland area.

Boys & Girls Club

unnamed.jpgOn Monday evenings from 5:30pm – 6:30pm at the Idea Center Gund Dance Studio in Playhouse Square, Company Members Dominic Moore-Dunson and Emily Stonecipher lead the students from various Boys & Girls Club locations through dance classes taught from an Improvisational basis. The students  are preparing throughout this year for the annual Winter Showcase on December 9 where they will perform alongside fellow club mates who focused in other genres of art. In the spring, the participating students will be asked to perform in Inlet’s Educational Matinee featuring all of the students involved with Inlet’s multiple outreach programs (details to come). This is the 2nd year Inlet has worked with the Boys & Girls Club.

Newton D. Baker School of Arts

unnamed-1On Tuesdays, Company Members Katie McGaha and Nicole Kapantas engage with the students of  Newton D. Baker School of Arts from 9:10am – 3:40pm through classes based on improvisations & developing creativity and voice. After school, on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:45pm – 5:00pm, Company Members Emily Stonecipher and Elizabeth Pollert work with those who signed up for the after-school dance program teaching Non-Traditional Partnering. All of these students will be performing December 19 for an in-school program showcasing all of the different arts on the school’s campus. Then, in the spring, the students in the after-school program will be invited to perform in Inlet’s Educational Matinee featuring the students in Inlet’s multiple outreach programs. This is Inlet’s 2nd year at Newton D. Baker School of Arts.

Shaker Heights High School Theatre Ensemble

For the next few weeks, Company Member and Shaker Heights High School Alumni Kevin Parker is working with the students of the Theatre Ensemble program on Thursdays from 3:30pm – 5:30pm. The students are performing “Sense and Sensibility,” which involves various partnering moments and stage movement. The performance is Nov. 16 & Nov. 17 at Shaker Heights High School.

The Lillian & Betty Ratner School

unnamed-6On Thursdays from 3:45pm – 4:45pm, Company Members Kevin Parker and Dominic Moore-Dunson lead the students of The Lillian & Betty Ratner School in classes on Improvisation and character development, this year focusing on Dr. Seuss characters. These students will also be invited to perform at Inlet’s Educational Matinee in the spring. This is Inlet’s 5th year returning the The Lillian and Betty Ranter School.

The Music Settlement 

Inlet teaches multiple different types of classes connected with The Music Settlement. On Monday nights, Inlet teaches Modern (5:30pm) which will instruct students in modern dance, specifically Hawkins-based Release Technique. Classes begin seated on the floor, progressing to exercises standing in the center and then to movement combinations across the floor. The 7:00pm classes focus on the foundations of Dance Improvisation & Non Traditional Partnering. These classes are open to ages 12 and up.

On Tuesdays, Inlet teaches the Dance Explorers class. This introduction to dance is designed to give children well-rounded and developmentally appropriate training. Modern dance techniques with simple coordination, rhythm and creative problem solving instructions encourage students to explore space, movement and have fun with dance exercises. Pre-K Preschool or Day School & Kindergarten Early Childhood students, only.

Then, throughout the week, Inlet works with the students of the Early Learning Initiative (ELI) program for Lorain County School children. Inlet will show excerpts from our work in progress, “What Do You Do With An Idea?” (based on the NY Times Best Seller, “What Do You Do With An Idea?” written by Kobi Yamada and illustrated by Mae Besom). Then following the demonstration, the students/teachers/parents are invited to participate movement class inspired by images from the book.

For more information, or to register for any of these classes at The Music Settlement, contact Inflow Education Coordinator Elizabeth Pollert at info@inletdance.org.

We hope to see you in the spring at the Inlet Educational Matinee (details to come) so you can see all the hard work pay off for these talented students!

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Inlet’s 2nd Annual Big Bash Fundraiser: On the Road with Inlet – Presented by Cleveland Public Theatre

21369307_10155595358870688_7753731008239904923_nYou already know Inlet is holding the 2nd annual Big Bash Fundraiser: On the Road with Inlet. (And we know you already have your tickets!) But, are you ready for what’s actually in store for the evening? We’re excited to announce that Cleveland Public Theatre is officially Inlet’s Big Bash PRESENTING SPONSOR. With their incredible community engagement, Cleveland Public Theatre’s sponsorship allows Inlet the ability to reach and engage with more individuals–inviting them IN to our world and becoming apart of the modern dance experience, Cleveland style. Inlet is thankful to have Cleveland Public Theatre as the presenting sponsor so that together, we can continue to transform this city with great art.

The Big Bash fundraising party and raffle serve to raise funds for the continuation of the company’s great work. This fun-filled evening will include live dance performances, creative activities, and a fabulous raffle; all accompanied with excellent beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres!
To help us highlight this year’s theme, On the Road with Inlet, Chris Hodgson’s famous food truck, Hodge Podge, will be on site to serve our guests! (Courtesy of our Company Sponsor Driftwood Catering).

DETAILS:
– We will give more information about what the raffle items will be, but below are the prices (cash, check, credit cards accepted): 1 ticket for $5 / 6 tickets for $25                            – Dressy Casual attire is recommended. 
– There is free parking lot and street parking available directly off Detroit Ave (between W 64th & W 65th St).

Our valued Presenting Sponsor for Inlet’s Big Bash is Cleveland Public Theatre (www.cptonline.org)
We are also grateful to our Company Sponsor Driftwood Catering (www.thedriftwoodgroup.com)

WHO? WHAT? WHEN? WHERE?:
Inlet’s 2nd Annual Big Bash – presented by Cleveland Public Theatre
Friday, November 10, 2017
7pm – 10pm
Cleveland Public Theatre’s Parish Hall
6205 Detroit Ave, Cleveland OH 44102 (in the Gordon Square Arts District)