Week #1: Verb Ballets

May 17, 2018 - May 19, 2018

7:30pm, Thu/Fri/Sat, Gordon Square Theatre.

1 hour and 35 min with an intermission


Every year, Cleveland Public Theatre welcomes Northeast Ohio’s most adventurous contemporary dance companies to the Gordon Square Theatre stage for five weeks of single and double bill performances. DanceWorks Week 1 features work created by Verb Ballets.

See below for full show description and company bio.

The Gordon Square Theatre is ADA compliant featuring a ramped entrance and an all gender, wheelchair accessible restroom.


Verb Ballets

Fresh Inventions

Experience vibrant performance and bold artistry highlighting the other side of creation through the dancer’s lens. Verb Ballets presents premieres of new works by Associate Director Richard Dickinson, MFA, company dancers Kate Webb, Michael Escovedo, Lieneke Matte, and trainee Jocelyn Magons.

About Verb Ballets
Verb Ballets, a contemporary ballet company, presents dynamic programming through bold artistry, unique styles, and technical excellence that captivates a broad audience. Under the direction of Dr. Margaret Carlson, Producing Artistic Director, and Richard Dickinson, MFA, Associate Director, the company will present a season that ignites passion in the energy, beauty, and athleticism of dance. Critics have hailed Verb Ballets as, “Dashes preconceptions …with keen dramatic power.” –The Plain Dealer, “(Verb) is dance magnifique.” –The Examiner, “confident and polished, Verb’s dancers shone” –Dance International Magazine. Verb Ballets cultivates dance appreciation and nurtures wellness through movement in community dance classes, school residencies, senior outreach, library programs, master classes, and college course partnerships. Verb Ballets has also been named one of Five Great Tiny Troupes in America by Dance Magazine and was one of the 25 dance companies in America to watch. verbballets.org

“dancers – move with great athleticism and complexity” –The Plain Dealer
“Make a serious effort to capture one of these sought after tickets…” -Examiner.com

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