Dave Lieberth, co-founder of the Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival, discusses the appeal of dance and challenges some conventional assumptions of dance as a modern art form. There’s still time to check out some performances this summer.
Lieberth’s daughter, Kate, first saw ballet when she was 3 years old at the Summer Festival. She went on to dance in the Cuyahoga Youth Ballet, Utah Ballet, Richmond Ballet, Ballet Memphis, Oakland Ballet and Company C., a 10-year ballet career that eventually led to a dance instructor position at Google.
Groundworks Dance Theater will perform at the Glendale Cemetery Aug. 1 and 2, and James Sewell Ballet of Minneapolis & The Akron Regional Dance Collective will be at Firestone Park Aug. 8 and 9. Visit www.akrondancefestival.org.