Week #2 (Apr. 8 – 10): Verb Ballets

April 08, 2010 - April 11, 2010

7:00pm and 3:00pm, Gordon Square Theatre


Each year Cleveland Public Theatre welcomes the opportunity to showcase Northeast Ohio's contemporary dance companies as they premiere new work and revive celebrated performances.

Verb Ballets presents Fresh Inventions

Cleveland’s National Repertory Dance Company returns to DanceWorks with Fresh Inventions! Northeast Ohio artists are put in the spotlight for this annual performance, which features some of the best of the area’s choreographers and composers. Seven Northeast Ohio choreographers tap into their creativity, paired with seven composers and the company of Verb Ballets dancers. Put to the test with a finite time in the rehearsal studio, see what Fresh Inventions these talented artists create!

Choreographers include Richard Dickinson, Kay Eichman, Diane Gray, Terence Greene, Lisa K. Lock, Troy McCarty and Sara Whale. Music by Larry Baker, Alex Berko, Loris Chobanian, Ty Emerson, Richard Rinehart, Nicholas Underhill and Eric Ziolek and lighting design by Trad A Burns.

The Verb Ballets’ organization has established the company as Cleveland’s premiere national dance repertory company. Verb Ballets, now in its eighth season, was named one of “25 to Watch in 2004” byDance Magazine, the country’s leading news magazine covering dance, and in 2008 the magazine bestowed more kudos on the company by naming Verb one of 5 “Great Tiny Troupes” in America. Verb Ballets discovers, collects, interprets and stages choreography that matters to the region and to the world of dance. As a curator of expressive movement that is globally connected and nationally respected, Verb Ballets has a mandate to support and foster emerging talent, present excellence in contemporary choreographers and revive and honor modern dance classics.

Click here to visit the Verb Ballets website!

Click here to watch a story on Verb Ballets from WVIZ/Applause.

Don’t miss a weekend of DanceWorks 10 at Cleveland Public Theatre! Onstage in the James Levin Theatre and Gordon Square Theatre from April 1 – April 18.

Don          Verb Ballets presents <i>Fresh Inventions</i> at CPT! Photo: Cleveland Photographic Society          Verb Ballets takes center stage April 8 - 11 at CPT! Photo: Cleveland Photographic Society