Grant Recipient Details

Location
Cleveland, OH
Project Title
Proof
Fiscal Year Awarded
2022
Grant or Program
National Dance Project Production Grant
Grant Amount
$56,500

The Dancing Wheels Company, America's first physically integrated dance company, and choreographer Mark Tomasic will be creating a new work that is of increasing concern in society today: the journey of dementia and its toll on the caregivers. Mark's firsthand knowledge of the topic, as well as personal accounts of people living with similar situations and Dancing Wheels' unique artistry, will lend to a poignant and emotional experience for audience members.  

This work will be developed on the land of the “Hopewell,” “Whittlesey Tradition,” Kaskaskia, Shawnee, Wyandotte, Ottawa, Seneca, Delaware, Miami, Sac, Kickapoo, Fox or Meskwaki, Cat or Erie, and “Assistaeronon” or “Fire Nation.”

Estimated Artist Fee: $4,000/performance or $23,500/week long residency.

Presenter Partners

  • The Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, OH)
  • Miller Outdoor Theatre (Houston, TX)
  • The Wilson Center at Cape Fear Community College and Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts (Wilmington, NC)

Tour Coordinator

Marissa Thomas
Tour Manager
KMP Artists
Tel. (216) 432-0306

 

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Work Samples

 

A dancer in a wheel chair and standing dancer hold another dancer in the air. Another dancer in a wheel chair holds her arms in a circular formation. Another dancer stands and crosses his arms.
 Al Fuchs Photography
A standing dancer whispers into the ears of another dancer in a wheelchair.
 Al Fuchs Photography