The Movement Project: patch[works] voices amplified

The Movement Project: patch[works] voices amplified will consist of multiple staggered performances at the Pivot Center. Tickets are available through online pre-sale only.

by Rebecca J. Leuszler

Inspired by the vibrant sounds of electronic composers Laurie Spiegel and Suzanne Ciani, The Movement Project welcomes you to patch[works] voices amplified, an evening of new works set to the groundbreaking sounds of electronic music’s unsung trailblazers. Join us July 17th at the Pivot Center as we transport audiences through a visceral movement experience filled with brilliant sounds, hypnotic color and intricate patterns in this exuberant exploration of movement and sound.


Date: Saturday July 17th, 2021

Location: Pivot Center 2937 W 25th St, Cleveland, OH 44113 (Tremont)

Parking: Free onsite parking lot.

Price: $16 (Online Pre-sale Only)

Time & Schedule of Events: 6:00 pm (SHOW 1) & 8:00 pm (SHOW 2)

To ensure the safety of all our patrons, performers and staff, TMP has created a responsible evening of works to be enjoyed in a distant setting. Below are details on how the evening’s events will unfold.

When patrons purchase their tickets, they will be assigned an arrival time for check-in to ensure social distancing.

Arrival/Check-In Times
     SHOW 1 (6:00 PM):
         Group 1 Arrival/Check-In: 5:30 – 5:40 pm
         Group 2 Arrival/Check-In: 5:40 – 5:50 pm
     SHOW 2 (8:00 PM):
         Group 1 Arrival/Check-In: 7:30 – 7:40 pm
         Group 2 Arrival/Check-In: 7:40 – 7:50 pm

To purchase tickets, learn more about this performance and to review all safety protocols and procedures in place visit our website:

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Visit the “Covid-19 Dances in Safe Spaces” on Facebook, hosted by MorrisonDance, for this full piece and upload or view works by other artists. This page has been created to encourage movers /artists to find creative ways to “Socially Connect” while we are barraged with “Social Distancing.”

Cleveland Dance Fest Returns 11/8 and 11/9

by Irene Honora After three successful years, The Movement Project is at it again…the Cleveland Dance Fest is almost here, Tremonsters! On Friday, November 8th, and Saturday, November 9th, at Pilgrim Church (2592 W. 14th St.), this 2-day festival will feature two evening performances of new works by Cleveland and…

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Cleveland Dance Fest 2018 (Nov 9-10): Inside a Choreographer’s Mind

by Rebecca J. Leuszler

It is time yet again for the Cleveland Dance Fest. The festival has grown considerably since its founding three years ago and will be November 9th and 10th at Pilgrim Congregational Church (2592 W 14th St, Tremont, OH 44113). Showcasing work from artists all over Cleveland and beyond, the festival this year is distinct, exciting, and thought-provoking. To really get a feel for the work presented this year, I decided to chat with a a few choreographers about their work, their processes, and influences. Continue reading

Jean Brandt & John McGrail Play Visible Voice Books

A special report by The Tremonster

Jean Brandt, longtime Tremonster, shared many of her own songs during a music-filled evening at Visible Voice Books (2258 Professor Avenue) during the October 12th Walkabout Tremont.  Brandt played a set with John McGrail from 7:30 pm to about 8:00 pm for a large crowd in Visible Voice Books rear event/café area.  She was followed by McGrail and his band members, Jay Bentoff and Carl Holt, for a set of McGrail’s material.

Brandt has known McGrail for many years, first meeting at the Barking Spider in the late 1980s.  “I am thrilled to have this opportunity to work with him,” Brandt wrote in an event invitation.

The Visible Voice Books event listed Brandt as a lifelong Clevelander, a musician, a poet, an experimental music artist, and a dedicated advocate of the arts. Her creations span the gamut from singer-songwriter to experimental composer as a guitarist and poet. According to Brandt’s artistic statement, “The underlying structure both unique and innate to music and language is but part of what excites and drives Jean when she composes as well as performs.”

Brandt also expressed her firm belief that “Art is all around us and each of us in fact engages in creation simply living each day.”

Brandt, beginning in 1990, organized over 200 art showings at her law office, a storefront she rented in Tremont until 2015.  She also provided primary support to the monthly Tremont ArtWalk promotion for the Tremont neighborhood from 1993 through 2015.  Today Brandt is in the studio or playing guitar when not practicing law.

McGrail, categorized as a folk musician, “accepts that [categorization]—and on some level even agrees—but his influences range far beyond that.”  The confluence contributes to the music he creates.  A musician’s musician, McGrail’s music offers odd meters, “Floydian textures,” and masterful, imaginative guitar solos.  According to McGrail’s artistic statement, “There are those who have described him as the Dark Prince of Cleveland Folk.”  When in the studio, he grasps for whatever medium will best bring each song to life—whether loops, programs, virtual sound, or more traditional instruments, McGrail enjoys tying in a wide variety of sound sources to create his own unique form of musical art.  “Boundaries are for breaking,” McGrail’s listing stated.

Brandt and McGrail were glad for the opportunity to share their music at a well-attended event and are thankful to Visible Voice Books for hosting their event.