Our annual mash up of art and technology

Fireworks, gospel choirs and symphonies on orange barrels all arrive with the third installment of Ingenuity, Cleveland’s Festival of Arts and Technology. More than 1,000 artists and 90 organizations are collaborating for version 3.0, which happens July 19 through July 22 and will take place in the city’s Theater District. It all looks great, but here are four events we don’t want to miss.

Samba for 1,000 Drums, July 19, 5 p.m.

An electric launch to the festival, this samba is similar to last year’s Symphony for 1,000 Drums, with a musical twist. And, yes, there really will be 1,000 drums.

Beat the Donkey, July 20, Check Web site 
for show time, festival mainstage This 10-piece percussion ensemble, which has been described as STOMP on steroids, includes drummers and DJs from all over the world. Troika Ranch, July 19 & 20, 8 p.m., Ohio Theatre A dance group that focuses on the interaction between live performers and digital media, Troika Ranch will make its Cleveland debut with the performance of “16[Re]volutions.”

Grandmaster Flash, July 21, 8 p.m., 
festival mainstage

Hip-hop’s first inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will take the stage in an outdoor concert, while Cleveland’s experimental filmmaker and VJ, Kasumi, will project digital video onto surrounding buildings.

All outdoor events are free. Indoor events require tickets. For more information, visit www.ingenuitycleveland.com or for a listing of daily events to to: http://www.ingenuitycleveland.com/schedthu.htm.


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