CLEVELAND, OH – Verb Ballets, Northeast Ohio’s premiere contemporary ballet company announces its 2017-18 ticket season. Verb Ballets has brought critically acclaimed performances that dash preconceptions to Northeast Ohio audiences for over 30 years. Following last seasons’ international tour to Taiwan the company has garnished international acclaim as, “classical ballet with a dash of American modern dance”. The company will remount original commissions of works by African American choreographers on the front of the rising choreographic at Celebrating Black History Month at The Breen Center for Performing Arts on February 3, 2018. The company broadens its regional reach with Made in America at the Patricia Lindley Center for the Performing Arts in Lorain County presented by ORMACO. Enjoy a journey through dances that transform you through time and movement on February 17, 2018 for a program that will be appreciated by both new audiences and dance enthusiasts alike. Known for innovative works that highlight its classically trained dancers the company will make its premiere the Spring Series at EJ Thomas Hall in Akron on April 27, 2018 with an exciting mix of dances on the program including a company premiere. Having participated in Cleveland Public Theatre’s DanceWorks since its inception audiences should return to see Verb Ballets an exciting and versatile program. The vibrant performances running May 17-19, 2018 will highlight bold artistry through the dancers’ creative lens.
The company will continue the Ballet UpClose in-studio series for its third year to engage audiences in the creative process on January 26, 2018, March 2, 2018 and June 22, 2018. This in-studio experience brings an intimate perspective into the artistry and work that goes into producing dance on stage.
Tickets are available for purchase by visit verbballets.org website for further information.
Verb Ballets season is 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 Captial, Millie Carlson Trust, The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation, Lubrizol Foundation, The Char and Chuck Fowler Family Foundation, The Akron Community Foundation, John P. Murphy Foundation, Nordson, RPM, Laub Foundation, Margaret Wong & Associates, St. Ignatius, Cedar Hill, Scene Magazine.
Verb Ballets 2017-18 Ticket Season
February 3, 2018 8:00PM
Celebrating Black History Month
Breen Center for the Performing Arts 2008 W. 30th St., Cleveland, OH 44113
February 17, 2018 7:00PM
Made in America
ORMACO presents Verb Ballets
Patricia Lindley Center for the Performing Arts 627 N. Main St., Wellington, OH 44090
Tickets: $15 general admission
April 27, 2018 8:00PM
EJ Thomas Hall 198 Hill St., Akron, OH 44325
May 17-19, 2018 7:30pm
Cleveland Public Theatre 6415 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, OH 44102
Ballet UpClose In-Studio Series
Verb Ballets Studio 3445 Warrensville Center Rd. Shaker Heights, OH 44122
January 26, 2018
March 2, 201
June 22, 2018
All programs and artists are subject to change.