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Cleveland’s Verb Ballets headed to Cuba on cultural mission

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Cleveland’s Verb Ballets headed to Cuba on cultural mission to co-found Cleveland Havana Ballet

By Zachary Lewis, The Plain Dealer , December 17, 2017

"It's kind of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," said Margaret Carlson, artistic director of Verb Ballets. "Right now, it's something that's possible, so we're going to do it."

Dr. Margaret CarlsonProducing Artistic Director

Photo Susan Bestul

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The cultural causeway between Cleveland and Cuba is about to get significantly wider.

Inspired by its recent hosting of Cuban choreographer Laura Alonso, Cleveland’s Verb Ballets Sunday announced plans to visit the island nation next March and perform with local company ProDanza under the name Cleveland Havana Ballet.

That’s not all. In an effort to solidify the relationship, Verb’s directors have made arrangements for members of the public to travel to Cuba for the performances on a trip organized by the Cleveland-based group To Cuba Now.

“It’s kind of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” said Margaret Carlson, artistic director of Verb Ballets. “Right now, it’s something that’s possible, so we’re going to do it.”

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