CLEVELAND, OH – Verb Ballets returns to Arts in August at Tremont’s Lincoln Park on August 12, 2017. This free community performance will showcase Verb Ballets as the company celebrates both its 30th anniversary season and marking its 12th year at Tremont.
The program will feature the Cleveland debut of Surge.Capacity.Force. by choreographer Tommie-Waheed Evans. 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 Anthony Kruztkamp’s, Appropriated Memories. This contemporary ballet is a highly kinetic work then seamlessly weaves one movement into the next. The work explores tender moments from past relationships as passing memories that fade in and out. Verb Ballets’ dancers will also perform a series of duets on the program that feature their technical abilities and personalities including the return of the thrilling Tarantella staged by former Cleveland Ballet dancer, Pamela Pribisco.
Guests are invited to bring blankets and/or a chair. Onstage stage interactive activities start at 7:45pm. Verb Ballets’ performance will start at 8:30pm. Arts in August performances are free and open to the public. Lincoln Park, located at W. 14th and Starkweather in the heart of Tremont, is the perfect venue for this signature outdoor performance series.