GroundWorks DanceTheater moves gracefully between genres, from classical to abstract, figurative to theatrical. See that range in motion as Chicago choreographer Robyn Mineko Williams premieres a classical piece set to Rachmaninoff’s lush Trio Elegiaque No. 1 in G minor, while GroundWorks founder David Shimotakahara premieres a contemporary work set to the music of experimental pianist Conlon Nancarrow. The GroundWorks troupe also steps back into its 2004 piece At Once There Was A House by choreographer Beth Corning. Darkly comedic, it looks into the American psyche with a mixture of dance and theater as performers interact with the audience. “It’s going to be interesting to revisit this piece  years later to look at how our culture is shifting and changing,” says Shimotakahara.
Oct. 14 & 15, Allen Theatre; Nov. 18 & 19, Akron-Summit County Public Library, groundworksdance.org