Directors of Verb Ballets part of U.S. Delegation to the Internationale Tanzmesse NRW

By August 30, 2018 Press Releases

CLEVELAND, OH (August 29, 2018) – Verb Ballets’ Directors, Dr. Margaret Carlson and Richard Dickinson are proud to be part of the American Dance Abroad U.S. Delegation attending the internationale tanzmesse NRW in Germany from August 28- September 1, 2018. They will be working with American Dance Abroad hosting the American Corner booth #38, which includes U.S. organizations: Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, Soham Dance Space, Heidi Duckler Dance, Verb Ballets, Palissimo, ChristineBonansea Company, BODYART, Valerie Green/Dance Entropy, Patricia Noworol Dance Theater, ODC, Clairobscur Dance, White Bird, zoe|juniper and inkBoat. The delegation consists of artists representing American dance. Visit Booth #38 to meet the Americans and talk with Verb Ballets!

While in Europe the Directors of Verb Ballets will talk to presenters and programmers from around the world seeking bookings for The Cleveland Havana Ballet Project for the 2019-20 season and beyond. The international collaboration that toured Cuba in 2018, led by Dr. Margaret Carlson of Verb Ballets and Laura Alonso of ProDanza will continue to highlight the technical virtuosity associated with Cuban ballet and the bold style of American contemporary ballet. The Cleveland Havana Ballet showcases uniquely Cuban story ballets and innovative American repertory. Touring programs of full-length classical ballets include Le Chevalier, The Black Mozart based on the life of Joseph Bologne-recognized as the first classical composer of African origin. Other tour packages can be customized featuring dynamic repertory programs of captivating artistry, unique styles and technical excellence. More information can be found online: www.verbballets.org/clevelandhavanaballet.

The internationale tanzmesse NRW encompasses parallel congresses of world meetings, a humanities program of workshops and professional development, a festival, and a marketplace. The marketplace is the core of the professional activities, as it includes numerous opportunities for professionals to meet, network, and exchange information. It is the largest single gathering devoted to contemporary dance in the world. American Dance Abroad gratefully acknowledges the U.S. Consulate General Düsseldorf’s generous support of the American booth at internationale tanzmesse NRW 2018.
Verb Ballets’ Directors, Dr. Margaret Carlson and Richard Dickinson are proud to be part of the American Dance Abroad U.S. Delegation attending the internationale tanzmesse NRW in Germany from August 28- September 1, 2018. They will be working with American Dance Abroad hosting the American Corner booth #38, which includes U.S. organizations: Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, Soham Dance Space, Heidi Duckler Dance, Verb Ballets, Palissimo, ChristineBonansea Company, BODYART, Valerie Green/Dance Entropy, Patricia Noworol Dance Theater, ODC, Clairobscur Dance, White Bird, zoe|juniper and inkBoat. The delegation consists of artists representing American dance. Visit Booth #38 to meet the Americans and talk with Verb Ballets!

While in Europe the Directors of Verb Ballets will talk to presenters and programmers from around the world seeking bookings for The Cleveland Havana Ballet Project for the 2019-20 season and beyond. The international collaboration that toured Cuba in 2018, led by Dr. Margaret Carlson of Verb Ballets and Laura Alonso of ProDanza will continue to highlight the technical virtuosity associated with Cuban ballet and the bold style of American contemporary ballet. The Cleveland Havana Ballet showcases uniquely Cuban story ballets and innovative American repertory. Touring programs of full-length classical ballets include Le Chevalier, The Black Mozart based on the life of Joseph Bologne-recognized as the first classical composer of African origin. Other tour packages can be customized featuring dynamic repertory programs of captivating artistry, unique styles and technical excellence. More information can be found online: www.verbballets.org/clevelandhavanaballet.

The internationale tanzmesse NRW encompasses parallel congresses of world meetings, a humanities program of workshops and professional development, a festival, and a marketplace. The marketplace is the core of the professional activities, as it includes numerous opportunities for professionals to meet, network, and exchange information. It is the largest single gathering devoted to contemporary dance in the world. American Dance Abroad gratefully acknowledges the U.S. Consulate General Düsseldorf’s generous support of the American booth at internationale tanzmesse NRW 2018.

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Jennifer Garlando, Director of Marketing & PR at jgarlando@verbballets.org.  

About Verb Ballets  
Verb Ballets, a contemporary ballet company, presents dynamic programming through bold artistry, unique styles and technical excellence that captivates audiences. Under the direction of Dr. Margaret Carlson, Producing Artistic Director and Richard Dickinson, MFA, Associate Artistic Director, the company will present a season that ignites passion in the energy, beauty and athleticism of dance. Critics have hailed Verb Ballets for its abilities to, “Dashing 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 was named by Dance Magazine as one of 25 dance companies in America to watch. Internationally acclaimed, the company has toured Cuba and Taiwan. As one of the oldest dance organizations in Northeast Ohio we proudly produce high caliber work and continue to connect with our communities through performance and outreach. Additional information can be found at www.verbballets.org.

Verb Ballets performances are made possible through the generous support of The Cleveland Foundation, The George Gund Foundation, Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, Ohio Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, Shah Capital, Millie Carlson Trust, Peg’s Foundation, Lubrizol Foundation, The Char and Chuck Fowler Family Foundation, The Akron Community Foundation, John P. Murphy Foundation, Nordson, Laub Foundation, Margaret Wong & Associates, St. Ignatius and Cedar Hill Communications.

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About internationale tanzmesse NRW
The internationale tanzmesse NRW was created in the early ’90s by Anne Neumann, director of the Gesellschaftfür Zeitgenössichen TanzNRW (GZT), to facilitate international exchange and understanding among dance people worldwide.  The GZT is a regional NGO that supports and provides service to the dance field of North Rhine Westphalia in Northwest Germany.  Begun as a regional gathering, the internationale tanzmesse NRW has grown into an international meeting point of dance drawing professionals from over 40 countries.  In 2002, Kajo Nelles and Carolelinda Dickey assumed leadership of the Tanzmesse. Kajo Nelles was named Director in 2004 and Carolelinda Dickey became the co-Director in 2006. In 2014, Felix Wittek became the Director of the Tanzmesse and with Carolelinda Dickey, Christian Wattyand Roman Arndt, a programming team was formed. Roman Arndt died in 2016.