CLEVELAND, OH (August 29, 2018) – Verb Ballets will be in residence at Roxboro Elementary School October 11-17, 2018 utilizing dance to explore Forces in Motion. The professional dance company will deliver eight movement workshops for second grade students culminating to a final showing by the students. The company members will lead the students in explorations of the conditions of gravity and rest as it applies to basic elements of dance. Finding how the body moving with different energy through space change the motion of an object. Outreach ties into Ohio’s Learning Standards in Physical Science. Verb Ballets will also perform a piece Three Graces choreographed by Associate Artistic Director, Richard Dickinson. Roxboro Elementary is located at 2405 Roxboro Road, Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44106.
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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.