GroundWorks Presents "Shadowbox" Inspired by Violins of Hope

Violins of Hope Cleveland is a community-wide collaboration that aims to inform, educate and inspire Northeast Ohio residents. Played by Jewish prisoners in Nazi concentration camps, the instruments have been collected and restored by Israeli violin maker Amnon Weinstein for more than two decades. The Historic violins have been played in concerts from Jerusalem to the Vatican and Berlin and charlotte, NC, and provide a rare opportunity to explore unique stories behind each instrument and the individuals that owned them.

Throughout this fall, a diverse range of nonprofit partner organizations, including GroundWorks DanceTheater, sponsor performances, lectures, an exhibition and other public programming.

David Shimotakahara, GroundWorks DanceTheater’s Artistic Director, will world premiere a new work inspired by Violins of Hope, featuring music by Israeli composer Oded Zehavi. The new work will be presented in partnership with the Maltz Museum of Jewish HeritageJewish Federation’s Cleveland Israel Arts Connection and the Cleveland Institute of Music.


Performance/Ticket Info:


Friday, November 20th & Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 8:00pm

Akron-Summit County Public Library

60 S High St, Akron OH 44326


Purchase your tickets online or call 216-751-0088

Preferred Seating $25, General Seating $20, Children under 18 and Students $10 

$3 Discount for Shaw JCC members. Use discount code VOH



  • Premiere of "Shadowbox" by David Shimotakahara inspired by Violins of Hope, featuring new music by Israeli composer Oded Zehavi. Presented in partnership with the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, Jewish Federation of Cleveland and Cleveland Institute of Music.
  • "Unpublished Dialogues", by Tony nominated choreographer Lynne Taylor-Corbett, based on the life and work of Virginia Woolf.
  • Premiere of "Far and Near" by guest choreographer Kate Weare.


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