Dancing Wheels congratulates…

Disabled Choreographers Selected for Commissioned Works Dancing Wheels is pleased to introduce the disabled choreographers selected to create commissioned pieces for Dancing Wheels' June 14, 2019 concert at the Allen Theater in Cleveland's Playhouse Square. These choreographers will premiere their works during the landmark concert entitled "Reverse * Reboot * Reveal." Mr. Marc Brew, Artistic Director of AXIS Dance [...]

2018-12-05T12:40:54-05:00 December 5th, 2018|

Call for Emerging and Mid-Range Disabled Choreographers!

For the upcoming 2018/2019 season, Dancing Wheels is pleased to announce that we will presenting a full evening concert entitled “Reverse * Reboot * Reveal”. As part of this project, we will commission three disabled choreographers to create new works on the Dancing Wheels Company and engage in the opportunity to learn or further develop [...]

2018-09-06T11:14:53-05:00 September 6th, 2018|

Media Release – Dancing Wheels presents Pinocchio! at Breen Center for the Arts April 15, 2018

Media Release For Immediate Release Contact:           Mary Verdi-Fletcher President/Founding Artistic Director 216-432-0306 vfletcher1@aol.com Dancing Wheels Brings Back Disney Classic in Pinocchio! Cleveland - March 2018 - The Dancing Wheels Company, America’s first physically integrated dance company uniting the talents of dancers with and without disabilities, continues its 37th anniversary season with the return of [...]

2018-03-02T14:57:28-05:00 March 2nd, 2018|

Dancing Wheels Company Celebrates 37 Years of Physically Integrated Dance with Remarkable Program

by Bonnie Rosenstock October 20, 2017 Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater405 West 55th StreetNew York, NY 10019212-405-9000 Mary Verdi-Fletcher was born with spina bifida, but dreamed about becoming a professional dancer. Against all odds, her single-minded determination turned her dream into reality, and she created Dancing Wheels Company in 1980 in Cleveland, Ohio, a company of first-rate [...]

2019-01-26T16:45:14-05:00 October 20th, 2017|

BWW Review: AMERICAN DANCE GUILD Celebrates Cultural Dance Innovators

American Dance Guild Celebrates Cultural Dance Innovators BWW Review By Christina Pandolfi September 12, 2017 On Sep 7, 2017, the American Dance Guild kicked off their 4-day festival at The Ailey Citigroup, marking 60 years of dance innovation with a promise to "celebrate diversity". Honoring dance visionaries Garth Fagan, Martha Myers, and the Thunderbird American [...]

2017-09-15T22:53:19-05:00 September 15th, 2017|

School of Dancing Wheels’ Adult Summer Dance Intensive

The Dancing Wheels Company & School will be offering a one-week Adult Summer Intensive Workshop for dancers 15 years and older. Dancers, teachers and dance aficionados from around the world join together to gain an understanding and hands on practicum in the methodologies of physically integrated dance taught only by the Dancing Wheels Company.  This year, special guest artist/choreographer [...]

2017-06-15T15:57:55-05:00 June 15th, 2017|

CoolCleveland Preview – Dancing Wheels Production to Celebrate Music Icon David Bowie

Last summer when a freakish wind storm knocked out power at Cleveland Heights’ Cain Park, it also took with it Dancing Wheels’ scheduled world- premiere of Labyrinth: A Tribute, a dance work based on the 1986 film Labyrinth starring the David Bowie. While the cancelation was certainly unfortunate, it did provide the 36-year-old Cleveland-based physically [...]

2017-06-15T15:44:29-05:00 June 8th, 2017|

Staking a Claim to Radical Space: Dance Grants Promote Integrated Performances by Disabled Artists

By ERIN RUBIN | February 17, 2017 When the words “disabled” and “dancers” appear in the same sentence, many people think of special interest groups, therapy, or education, but the performances selected by Dance/NYC’s “Dance. Disability. Artistry.” (DDA) initiative are emphatically none of those things. They are integrated dancing, wherein dancers with and without disabilities [...]

2017-04-19T18:34:36-05:00 February 17th, 2017|
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