DANCEWORKS PART 2 – WEEK 2: Verb, “Ohio Contemporary Ballet”
Fresh Inventions is an exciting evening of dance full of innovative ideas and creative expression created by company members. The dancers will be challenged by this unique initiative to push boundaries with their artistic vision by exploring innovative movements. By providing a chance to confront convention, this fresh opportunity is bound to inspire audiences. A powerhouse of talent and passion will bring you into a new world of imagination and possibility through every move on stage! Verb, “Ohio Contemporary Ballet” is committed to creating and showcasing performances that reflect our times.
About Verb Ballets
Verb, “Ohio Contemporary Ballet,” presents bold works and builds community through dance. The company honors the roots of pioneer ballet companies in the Great Lakes region. Today, the company is under the leadership of Dr. Margaret Carlson, former principal dancer for Cleveland Ballet, and Richard Dickinson, MFA, former Ohio Ballet dancer. The company strives to commission choreographers that elevate marginalized voices and reflect our times. Building community and offering opportunities to learn through dance are at the core of Verb’s mission. Verb aims to bring programs out to the public, meeting people where they live, work, and learn. The company’s children’s programs explore topics such as arts appreciation, literacy, STEM, and cultural diversity. Verb also offers programs for seniors that emphasize movement to encourage socialization and wellness. The professional company is comprised of dancers from across the nation and globe. In addition to touring regionally, the company has toured internationally in Cuba and Taiwan and has built lasting partnerships that provide opportunities for cultural exchange. Verb Ballets aims to support art that is reflective of our current societal landscape and relevant to our dancers, communities, and dance enthusiasts in Ohio and abroad. More information can be found at www.verbballets.org.