2017 Fall Performance
October 2017 (dates TBA)

Featuring “Work” (premiere), “Flowers”,
“Skins”, “Below Horizon Above”

At The University of Akron's Paul A. Daum Theater, Akron, OH

Educational Performing Event


September 15, 2017 at 7:00pm &
September 16, 2017 at 4:00pm

Barlow Community Center
Hudson, Ohio 44236
$10.00 admission

Two opportunities to experience this educational performing arts event exploring the topics of bullying and eating disorders/body image. In collaboration with RED Company, THE EMILY PROGRAM’s Dr. Mark Warren and MIND CARE OHIO’S Hudson based Licensed Psychologist Dr. Tara Tozzi, will present informative presentations about the inter-relationships of bullying and self-esteem, and body image/eating disorders. RED performs two powerful modern dance works “SKINS” and “THE SOCIAL ORDER” to spark discussion and awareness of these societal issues with youth, parents, athletes, teen, adults, and men and women of all ages and backgrounds.

Special Presentation - February 16, 2017

The University of Michigan – Dearborn, MI

RED Company performed the dance work “SKINS” at the University of Michigan, Dearborn, as part of the week long campus event “Body Image/Eating Disorder Awareness week," February 13-16, 2017. “SKINS” is a unique educational dance work that explores the topics of eating disorders and negative body image of both female and male genders in today’s society and delivers a powerful emotional message. “SKINS” was choreographed by Artistic Director Kelli Sanford. The performance was followed by an interactive discussion with viewers about the difficult topics of eating disorders and body image.


One of RED’s greatest prides is reaching out to improve the cultrual arts experience of the senior citizen community by conducting Outreach Performances to Nursing Homes around the Akron/Canton area.  RED’s professional and apprentice dancers perform vibrant, visual dance works that bring the joy and energy of dance performance to senior citizen residents.  RED serves senior citizens by making professional modern dance performance accessible for self enrichment and entertainment. RED believes it is of the upmost importance to ensure that contemporary dance reaches those senior citizens who are unable to travel to a formal performing arts theater setting by bringing dance to their residence.


January 10, 2017 – Copley Health Care, Copley, OH

September 5, 2017 – The Danbury Independent Living, Cuyahoga Falls, OH

October 24, 2017 – The Danbury Assisted Living/Memory Care, Cuyahoga Falls, OH

*More dates to be announced*

TESTIMONIAL: "The Real Edge Dance Company performed at Windsong Care Center brought many smiles to our residents’ faces. The dancers were attentive to our residents and the performance was wonderful. It was a blessing that they provided this event for us for free as the activity budget for nursing homes is very limited at this time. The residents continued to talk about the event after the dancers left stating that it brought back many memories, they were beautiful and had so much talent, and they hoped they would be coming back at another time.”
Jennifer Mc Williams ADC Windsong Care Center

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