Verb Ballets’ upcoming program, Going Solo, features each of its dancers in a solo role. The company is honored to present José Limón’s, Dances for Isadora, in commemoration of the Limón company’s 75th anniversary. The work received its first performance in 1971 at the Cleveland Museum of Art and we are honored to bring it back to Cleveland after all these years. Limón regarded Isadora Duncan as his “dance mother,” and this series of solos evokes different periods of Isadora’s life by intertwining aspects of her artistic and personal life. Also featuring the company are two character folk dances, typically seen in the classical full length ballets, staged by Inna Stabrova, formerly of Eifman Ballet of Russia. In this rendition, there will be a Spanish Hota, performed by the men creating intricate rhythms with their castanets and a full company Ukrainian folk dance. A suite of solo variations from the full-length ballet, Paquita, accentuate the vivacious energy of Verb’s female dancers. Associate Artistic Director Richard Dickinson, MFA premieres a new moving contemporary ballet, Sometimes, Always. This all-male ballet ensemble will explore partnering with strength and innovation. Following the premiere performance, the show will be available via Verb’s streaming services for 48 hours.
Photo: Bill Naiman, Kolman Rosenberg, Jackie Sajewski
VIP purchases will receive the Zoom link to rehearsal at 11:30am on February 12, 2021. The performance viewing link will be sent by email from Verb Ballets on February 26 at 6:30pm ET. If you have not received a link email here.
February 26, 2021 7:00pm ET
Encore viewing for 48 hours
Performance streamed on Verb Ballets website
VIP $35 / General $25 / Student $10
Phone orders call 216-397-3757 ext 2
VIP sales end February 12, 2021 at 10:00am ET
Ticket sales end February 26th at 6:00pm ET
Founded in 1946 by José Limón and Doris Humphrey, the Limón Dance Company has been at the vanguard of American Modern dance since its inception and is considered one of the world’s greatest dance companies. Acclaimed for its dramatic expression, technical mastery and expansive, yet nuanced movement, the Limón Dance Company illustrates the timelessness of José Limón’s work and vision. The Company’s repertory, which includes classic works in addition to new commissions from contemporary choreographers, possesses an unparalleled breadth and creates unique experiences for audiences around the world.Learn More