Presented by Neos Dance Theatre with funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as part of its Knight Arts Challenge, the fringe festival takes its name from Akron’s legacy as the birthplace of toy marble-making automation. “With Akron’s reputation for dance, and audiences hungry for it, the city is a perfect platform for a festival that showcases new and emerging artists,” said Victoria Rogers, vice president for arts at Knight Foundation. Neos Dance Theatre wants audiences to celebrate artistic movement through a dance-centric fringe festival called “Lose Your Marbles" with area dance companies. This year's one day festival on March 1st at Akron's Civic Theatre will feature Groundworks Dance Theatre, Inlet Dance Theatre, Neos Dance Theatre, and Verb Ballets. Don't miss the best our region boasts in contemporary ballet and dance.