Four Women. Four Works. This performance presents the work of four female choreographers, each bringing their distinctive style to this diverse repertory program. It includes a company premiere by sought-after dancemaker Stephanie Martinez titled Wandering On, a classical variation favorite by Agrippa Vaganova, a new work by company dancer Kate Webb, and the return of Mendelssohn Italian Symphony by Kay Eichman.
Award-winning Chicago dance artist Stephanie Martinez will mount Wandering On inspired by the Sanskrit word Samsara that translates as wandering through the constant cycle. Kay Eichman, a principal for over 15 years, will bring quick musical visualization to this well-loved score. As part of the Cleveland Havana Ballet Project, Laura Alonso restaged Diana y Actaeon. This thrilling excerpt epitomizes the fierce goddess Diana to highlight the dancers’ immense strength and technical confidence. Inspired by celestial life cycles, company dancer Kate Webb‘s new work is set to an improvisational jazz score by Akron musician, Pat Pace, mirroring the voracious piano to the unexpected growth of stars.
Works on the program
Stellar Syncopations (2019 Premiere), Kate Webb
Mendelssohn Italian Symphony (2019), Kay Eichman
Diana y Acteon Pas de Deux, (Verb Ballets Premiere 2020)Agrippa Vagonova restaged by Laura Alonso
Wandering On (2017, Verb Ballets Premiere 2020), Stephanie Martinez
The Breen Center for the Performing Arts
2008 W 30th St.
Cleveland, OH 44113