Week #1 (Mar. 21 – 23): Verb Ballets
These year’s DanceWorks will be in the James Levin Theatre performing Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7pm.
Please note: The James Levin Theatre is currently not handicap accessible
Week #1: March 21 – 23 Verb Ballets
Verb Goes Electric with the Cleveland Chamber Symphony
Verb Ballets Director Dr. Margaret Carlson
Verb Ballets in collaboration with the Cleveland Chamber Symphony presents an evening fusing dance and electronic music. Four to six young and emerging composers will be selected to present new electronic music that explore and push the boundaries of contemporary American music. The dancers of Verb Ballets will then take the new score and challenge and explore how to move in the sound evolution of the musical language. Verb Goes Electric with the Cleveland Chamber Symphony builds on harnessing the creative talent of local artists to create new collaborative works.
Verb Ballets ignites audience passion and participation in contemporary dance. Under the leadership of Director, Dr. Margaret Carlson, Verb strives to support and foster emerging talent, to present excellence in contemporary choreographers, and to revive and honor modern dance classics. The company strives to be a thought leader in cultivating dance appreciation and support through education and outreach programs. In growing audience appreciation for dance Verb Ballets helps make northeast Ohio a national destination for the arts.
“Dashes preconceptions …with keen dramatic power.” – The Plain Dealer
“Verb Ballets has a way of upping the ante and hitting the jackpot…every time they perform.” –CoolCleveland.com “The Verb dancers were vibrantly attuned…” – The Plain Dealer
“Verb Ballets one of five Great Tiny Troupes in America.” – Dance Magazine 2008
About Cleveland Chamber Symphony
The Cleveland Chamber Symphony (CCS) performs music of our time that dares to explore under direction of Music Director Steven Smith. Through the vision and expertise of Dr. London and the talent of a dedicated core of Cleveland musicians, the ensemble steadily grew in scope and stature throughout the following two decades, performing, recording and commissioning contemporary orchestral music. CCS nutures composers, musicians and audiences through professional performances, recordings, commissions and educational experiences. The Cleveland Chamber Symphony’s excellence has been recognized with prestigious awards including a Grammy and ASCAP John S. Edwards Awards. Through the mission CCS has contributed to the advancement of the art of contemporary American music and promoted the dissemination of musical works by composers of our time.