A dance company based in Cleveland hopes to show the world anyone can dance.
Thanks in part to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Dancing Wheels Company came to Marshall County, West Virginia.
In one dance titled, “Going Up”, the company takes the audience into an imaginary elevator. Each floor in the dance represents stereotypes and obstacles people with disabilities face every day.
Since its formation in 1980, the Dancing Wheels Company estimates they’ve reached over five million people worldwide. Oglebay Institute, West Virginia’s oldest arts council, arranged their visit to the John Marshall High School Center for the Performing Arts. In past years, the dance company has staged workshops at the Stifel Center in Wheeling.