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February 2015

Dance Dynamics for Theatre: Tools and Secrets for Dance and Movement Performance for Theatre

Karamu House
Feb 07, 2015 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Karamu House | Hone Your Craft, Build Your Business
Come, sit at the Master Instructor's ‘feet’ to gain wisdom, skills and techniques and take advantage of Dianne’s over 30 years of international dance experience & expertise. In this workshop, you will explore movement exercises and techniques to develop confidence as dancers/movers in plays and musical theatre. You will also discover supportive tools for movement and dance auditions. The event is open to both dancers and actors who have at least basic background in some movement/dance style - formal training or informal. This session is for adults and teens at least 16 years of age. Wear comfortable clothing.
Cost: $45
Registration deadline: Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Dianne Mcintyre was a 2010 Creative Workforce Fellow for CPAC.

Two Poets: Joe Toner and Dan Rourke

Lakewood Public Library
Feb 08, 2015 2:00 PM | Lakewood Library Main Auditorium; 15425 Detroit Avenue | Community
The pounding snow is driving you bananas, and the cold is threatening to snap your bones. So why not slam down a hot chocolate, get to the Library and warm yourself with laughter and poetry? For Joe Toner and Dan Rourke, poetry is the noblest of human endeavors—part vaudeville act, part existential probe into the reasons a grown man might be addicted to peanut butter. Come savor their luxuriant reflections on language and gaze upon the last two people in the world without smart phones. Winner of a 2014 CPAC award, Dan Rourke has performed his poetry for twenty-five years in the Cleveland area. In addition to poetry, he has written essays, song lyrics, a musical and short stories and is currently working on a novel about the life of Fair Hooker. A former high school English teacher, magazine editor, and bookseller, he now works at the Cleveland Foodbank. All of which pales in comparison to the fact that he once wrestled a bear. Joe Toner also taught English at St. Ignatius High School and now teaches at Rocky River High School. As a child, perhaps he delivered your daily newspaper. Since you probably didn’t tip him back then, come and personally thank him by showing up.

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Board Meeting

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture
Feb 09, 2015 4 p.m. | Idea Center at Playhouse Square | Community, Money
All are invited to join Cuyahoga Arts & Culture at its board meeting on Monday, February 9, 2015, at 4 p.m., in the Miller Classroom of the Idea Center at Playhouse Square, 1375 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115. Approval of the Creative Workforce Fellowship Proposal is on this meeting's agenda. Visit CAC's website for the agenda and handouts, to read about Trustees, view a list of upcoming meetings, and minutes and materials from previous meetings. CAC's board meetings are always open to the public, and all members of the community are welcome to attend and make public comments (see CAC's public comment policy for more information).

Achieving Equity through Arts Education Policy

Grantmakers in the Arts
Feb 24, 2015 2 p.m. | Online | Community, Employment
Low income students and students of color continue to lack access to everyday instruction in the arts while in school. This systemic denial of the arts and instruction through the arts translates into children who are ill-prepared for advanced study in high school and are behind in the skills they need to be successful in the workforce and college. Grantmakers in the Arts, through the Arts Education Funders Coalition, has been working with Congress and the Obama Administration on a variety of priorities to bring attention to denial of arts for disadvantaged children through its advocacy work in Federal education law. This session will break down how this work on some of the largest Federal investments in K12 and preschool will drive better equity in arts education for low income students and students of color.

Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization Annual Meeting

Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization
Feb 26, 2015 Dinner: 5:30-6:30 PM, Meeting: 6:30 PM | Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church: 6928 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, OH, Pope John Hall (behind the church) | Space
Featuring a presentation on the recently completed DSCDO Strategic Plan!
Including the famous Our Lady of Mount Carmel Spaghetti Dinner! The meal is free to all members, $10.00 for all non-members.
Please RSVP by February 20th to John Hausman at 216961-4242 x226 or