- Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 7:30 p.m.
Monica Bill Barnes & Company is a contemporary American dance company that brings dance “where it does not belong.” They create and produce dance works that incorporate unlikely pairings and humorous antics that push the limits and boundaries of what dance can be. The Company has performed in venues ranging from Upright Citizen’s Brigade to the Sydney Opera House and has been presented in more than 100 cities throughout the U.S. and internationally. Barnes has worked in film, theater and set over 30 different works on college students all over the country. Choreographed by Monica Bill Barnes and written by Robbie Saenz de Viteri, The Running Show documents the life of a dancer through movement, interviews and stories. Combining humor, voiceovers of aspiring young dancers and modern movement, the performance features Monica Bill Barnes on stage alongside local dancers ranging in age from 12 to 84, including The University of Akron’s Dance Department dancers.