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Work in Process Showing: Toward Utopia
Work in Process Showing: Toward Utopia

Thu, May 12


Guzzetta Hall, Studio 194

Work in Process Showing: Toward Utopia

Join choreographer Paula Mann (Minneapolis, MN) for a work-in-process showing of her new work Toward Utopia.

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Time & Location

May 12, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Guzzetta Hall, Studio 194, 228 E Buchtel Ave, Akron, OH 44325, USA

About the Event

In May 2022, Paula Mann (Minneapolis, MN) and the company members of Time Track Productions will visit Akron for a creative residency in support of her work Toward Utopia. This is Mann’s 60th work to date and her 40th year of creating dances. Mann taught as part of 21st Century Dance Practices in 2021 and was a guest on NCCAkron’s Inside the Dancer’s Studio podcast — listen to her episode here! Mann’s creative residency is co-sponsored by the Choreographer Fellowship through the McKnight Foundation.

For more on Paula, read her bio below, and visit

Photo by V. Paul Virtucio, courtesy of the McKnight Foundation.

Paula Mann’s work has been presented by performance venues both in New York at New York Live Arts, P.S 122, Danspace, and in the Twin Cities, by the Southern Theater, the O’Shaughnessy Dance Series, The Walker Art Center, and solo work presented throughout the U.S, Canada and Italy.

Mann has received several awards from the McKnight Foundation, the Jerome Foundation, Meet the Composer, the MN State Arts Board, St. Paul Cultural Star, MRAC Arts Activities (2015, 2016) and Community Arts, the Sage Cowles Chair at the U of M, a Bush Artist Fellowship, an American Composers Forum Music for Dance grant, a 2017 Artist Initiative Grant from the MN State Arts Board and a 2016-17 commission for new work from GT Artistry. In 2003, 2005 and 2007 her company, Time Track Productions, completed a trilogy of evening-length work that explored the effect of media on humanity through live performance. In July 2009 the company presented the evening length “I Love Tomorrow” at New York Live Arts.

Newer works include “Here & After” (2012), ‘The One And The Many” (2014) and “Rules Of The Crowd” (2015) for the Weitz Center for Creativity at Carlton College. From 1993-2013 Mann was full-time faculty at the U of M and was a 2015-16 visiting professor of dance at the U of W, Eau Claire. She is a graduate of New York University.

NCCAkron requires that all visitors adhere to the below agreements:

  1. NCCAkron requires audience members to provide COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result, in addition to valid photo identification, upon entry to the event.  Proof of a negative test result received from a COVID-19 rapid test must be within 24 hours prior to entering the event; a negative test result received from a completed PCR COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to entering. More information about COVID-19 testing is available on the Ohio Department of Health website.
  2. Everyone—regardless of vaccination status—is encouraged to wear a mask/face covering in indoor public areas at The University of Akron.
  3. Do not visit NCCAkron if you have a fever or do not feel well, have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the past 10 days, or have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 10 days.


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