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Pointe Break

Dance troupe tries movie-inspired moves.

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At tonight's Pointe of Departure performance at Cain Park, dancers wed ballet, tap, modern, and jazz steps to classic movie tunes. A dozen troupe members bust moves to everything from Singin' in the Rain to James Bond's theme song. "These are not your grand-scale ballets," says co-founder Karen Gabay.

Gabay and business partner Raymond Rodriguez formed the Cleveland ballet troupe five years ago. Although both now live in California, they take a great interest in the local arts scene. They also stay busy with outside projects: Rodriguez was Jerry Rice's coach on Dancing With the Stars, and Gabay had a part in last winter's movie version of Rent.
Thu., Aug. 3, 8 p.m.

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