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GoundWorks Dance Company at Glendale Cemetery(!) At Night : )

This program is almost as cool as Stan Hywet Shakespeare. Akron, initially with Ohio Ballet, has been presenting free to residents of NE Ohio a series of professional contemporary modern dance performances each summer for 40 years. It is believed to be the longest running civic outdoor dance venue series in the US. This year there are 4 weekends with 4 different dance companies at 4 different parks.

Our chosen weekend and night is Sat. Aug. 3 to see one of the most respected companies in Ohio, GroundWorks. Just as cool as the company, the huge stage and performance will be at one of Akrons oldest and most historic cemeteries, Glendale... at NIGHT! The cemetery performance is now an annual event. Google Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival for more history and Glendale Cemetery for location detail (it is one block west of Market and Main).  

We will meet in the parking lot at 6:15 - 6:30. Look for a silver Mylar balloon. >Bring a lawn chair! The group will adjourn to Rocknes for a bite to eat and a cold one. I will take all of the chairs to the stage area to be set up in front, after which Ill join you at Rocknes. We will head back to the cemetery at 8:15ish for the 8:45 performance, to walk down to and sit in front. Sweeet!

If you come directly to Rocknes, you are welcome but your seat wont be placed. Same if you arrive at the cemetery after 6:30; place your own chair where you want it.

I wager this will be the second coolest evening you will remember from this summer.   

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  • Nancy F.

    I sooooo look forward to the ballet weekends each year!!

    August 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Nice people! Good time!

    August 3, 2013

    • Joanne S.

      Was nice to meet you Kat.

      August 4, 2013

  • Joanne S.

    Fantastic evening with great company and an even greater performers. Weather couldn't have been better. Great idea Lonnie.

    August 4, 2013

  • Darla

    Wow, what a beautiful evening! That was one of the best experiences I have encountered in a long time! Great time at Rockne's and wonderful show! Thanks so much Lonnie!!!

    1 · August 3, 2013

    • Joanne S.

      Always good to cya Darla! Glad u could make it.

      August 4, 2013

  • BobR

    Great time with great people! Excellent performance and a beautiful evening.

    1 · August 4, 2013

  • Eva

    Excellent! I enjoyed the strength and gracefulness of the performers!

    August 3, 2013

  • Edie

    I won't be going to Rockne's, but I'll see you at the cemetery. Shouldn't be hard to spot 20+ empty chairs up front.

    August 3, 2013

  • Louis Z.

    Can't make it.

    August 3, 2013

  • Darla

    I am back in. My daughter found a sitter for the boys. I am so looking forward to this and it looks like the weather is going to clear up!

    August 3, 2013

  • Darla

    Sorry, I need to back out. Need to watch my grandsons tomorrow night. Have fun all!

    August 2, 2013

  • Vicky

    I am hoping to make it.

    1 · August 2, 2013

  • Delores D.

    not sure what time golf will be done at the invitational and I probably will be very tired

    July 31, 2013

  • Steven P.

    Hope to see you there. I remember when the dance first starting at the cemetery. Strawberries and champagne was part of the menu:)

    July 29, 2013

  • Delores D.

    I just said oops I think this is the same night as the winery and I signed up for that.....so many friends, so little time

    July 28, 2013

  • Joanna

    This will be my first meetup event. Looking forward to it

    1 · July 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This sounds so cool and delightfully creepy but, unfortunately, I have another commitment that day. Hope everyone has a good time!

    July 28, 2013

  • Linda B

    Bringing my 3 kids

    July 24, 2013

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