Verb Ballets returns to Cain Park with a free performance

CLEVELAND, OH - Verb Ballets returns to Cain Park Evans Amphitheatre on August 19, 2017 for a free community performances is sponsored by James Graham and David Dusek in honor of the company 30th anniversary season.

Verb Ballets will perform the new work by Philadelphia choreographer Tommie-Waheed Evans, Surge. Capacity. Force. His new work draws upon the human experience to connect audiences through a fierce physical language while communicating relevant statements about social justice. Evans danced with PHILADANCO! and Complexions Contemporary Ballet before starting his own company Waheed Works in 2006. The Dance Journal described his work as, “vocabulary is deeply rooted in a classical ballet aesthetic blended with modern sensibilities and jazz influences.”

Returning to the stage is the Heinz Poll favorite, Eight By Benny Goodman. This fun loving piece combines ballet and ballroom to the exuberant big-band sounds of the master, Benny Goodman. Verb Ballets' dancers will also perform Poll's, Schubert Waltzes. The classical piece was noted as "catapults ordinary waltz steps into a delightful combination of classicism and wit". The couples embrace characters through their dancing to bring an inventiveness to the music.

Verb Ballets performance will start at 8:00pm. The performance is free and no tickets are required. Gates will open at 7:00pm - seating is general admission. Cain Park, located at 14591 Superior Rd, Cleveland, OH 44118. Entrances available at Superior, Lee and Taylor Rd.

All programs and artists are subject to change.
Photos and choreographer bios or interviews available upon request by contacting
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August 19, 2017 8:00PM
Cain Park Evans Amphitheatre
14591 Superior Rd, Cleveland, OH 44118
Free and open to the public. No tickets required. Gates open at 7:00pm.