Ingenuity Spotlight Soirée: Fire and Light Studio Grand Opening. July 20, 2018

Join Ingenuity Cleveland and Fire and Light Performing Arts in celebrating the grand opening of Fire and Light’s new studio space at IngenuityLabs. This is the first dedicated flow art studio of its kind in the area, combining dance and skill-based prop manipulation. This event will be a fundraiser for Fire and Light’s class expansion and permanent studio as well as for sustaining Ingenuity’s year-round programming.

The evening will feature flow art performances, open flow art sessions, unique vendors, and dance party highlighting local DJs. Attendees will get to explore the FuturePast worlds and interactive artwork at IngenuityLabs!

Friday, July 20, 2018
Happy Hour: 7:00PM – 8:00PMLearn about the missions of Ingenuity and Fire and Light
Fire and Light Grand Opening Party: 8:00PM – 12:00AMFeatured performances, open flow sessions, dance party

IngenuityLabs @ The Hamilton Collaborative
5401 Hamilton Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114

This is a friends and family event, registration available here!

Suggested donation options $5-50 (though nobody will be turned away for inability to pay):

$5* Studio Supporter: Event entry and donation supporting Fire and Light Performing Arts’
 future studio

$15* Partnership Supporter: Event entry and donation supporting Fire and Light AND Ingenuity Cleveland

$50* Expansion Sponsor: Event entry and donation that helps Fire and Light purchase props to broaden flow art classes AND helps Ingenuity build more studios for artists 

Follow the Facebook event for more updates.  

  • Event is open to all ages (children must be accompanied by an adult).
  • Wear anything that makes you feel most yourself, whether a costume or jeans!
  • No fire spinning will be permitted at the event.
  • Email with questions or to become a vendor!
  • Parking is available in our fenced lot directly across from the event entrance at 5401 Hamilton Avenue.

About the hosts:
Fire and Light Performing Arts is Cl
eveland’s professional flow art performance company and studio. After four years as a performance-based company, we are excited to grow into a home for the broader community to learn, teach, practice, create, and be together.

Ingenuity Cleveland’s IngenuityLabs is a year-round creative business incubator program is in its third year, which allows selected Labs grantees access to shared shop space, collaborators, and their own studio/workshop space over the course of the summer, culminating in an onsite exhibit at IngenuityFest. 

Parking, ADA, Sustainability:
Parking is available in our fenced lot directly accross from the event entrance at 5401 Hamilton Avenue, at your own risk.

We make every attempt to ensure that our event is accessible to all audience members. Event attendees should be aware that artistic events held in our former industrial space can present challenges such as uneven flooring and areas of low lighting. We recommend all patrons wear sturdy shoes.

We provide ADA parking off the 53rd street entrance to our event – Attendees can simply notify our greaters at our 5401 Hamilton entrance to be shown alternate accommodation, or reach out in advance to discuss any concerns. Please contact Hannah at, or by calling (216) 527-8767.

Sustainability is very important to us, and we strive to make all of our events waste free by using compostable servicewear and partnering with Rust Belt Riders.

Thank you for your support, and we look forward to a wonderful evening together!

All About Headlong

HeadlongRedRovers_KevMonko_156Headlong Dance was formed in 1993 by Co-Directors David Brick, Andrew Simonet and Amy Smith. Their movement backgrounds include modern, ballet, jazz, tap, contact improvisation, theater, sports, sign language, Bharata Natyam, and Ghanaian dance. Over the past twenty years, Headlong has created over forty dances and they have performed nationally and internationally to a range of audiences.

Rather than relying on a single dance style or technique, Headlong Dance Theater develops a unique movement vocabulary for each new piece. Audience members should get ready to participate themselves in the performance because recently Headlong has been doing more and more with audience engagement and site-specificity when it comes to performances. In an interview, Amy Smith, co-director of Headlong credited these recent obsessions with engagement and site-specificity to the belief that, “if you make a piece for everyone, it’s really for no one.”

The 2013 Festival will feature a performance entitled Red Rovers, choreographed by Headlong Dance Theater. It positions the spectator as a Jet Propulsion Laboratories employee attending a professional conference on the rover mission to Mars. The beautifully disjunctive narrative of Red Rovers concerns a romance gone south between the conference session leaders. The impotency of communication attempts is articulated through robotic rovers aimlessly trekking across the stage, a Ziggy Stardust soundtrack, Gary Cooper mutely romancing a silent film starlet, and the haunting sight of a lone astronaut dancing en pointe in a space suit.

Get Tickets to Red Rovers here: Link

Red Rover, Red Rover…Let Headlong come over!


The 2013 IngenuityFest will be featuring performances by Philadelphia-based Headlong Dance Theater. Throughout the weekend they’ll be performing their piece, Red Rovers. Set at a conference on the rover mission to Mars, Red Rovers is a beautifully disjunctive narrative on what happens when romance goes south between two of the conference session leaders.

Read more about the piece here:

Check out this photo from the piece!

Tickets to this event are free but we’re recommending reservations.  Reserve tickets here: Link

Creative Fusion Artist Yun Sabi Opening Performance

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Ingenuity has been proud to host visiting artist Yun Sabi as part of the Cleveland Foundation’s Creative Fusion Program.

Sabi’s opening and one night only performance of Abandoned Room is tonight at the downtown branch of the Cleveland Public Library. It’s free and open to the public. Please RSVP It’s starts at 6PM with a performance at 6:45PM.

You can download a program for the event here.

From Carolyn Jack’s awesome program notes:

In Abandoned Room, Sabi surrounds you with information about a problem that Clevelanders and Koreans share: the homeless and how to cope with their needs. Sabi’s interest in this issue is more than academic, because he grew up with it: His father, left homeless in childhood as a result of the Korean War, and committed to helping others in need, founded an unofficial homeless enclave called the Ragpicker’s Community in Gangnam (yes, that Gangnam, Psyfans), one of Seoul’s richest districts, back in 1986. He and the other members of this community set up an illegal camp on private property, later expanding to a second location on public property under a bridge, where they built illegal shelters and supported themselves by collecting and selling scrap and recyclable materials for 25 years.