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Verb Ballets returns to Cain Park in celebration of the company’s 30th anniversary season with a free performance

By July 21, 2017No Comments

CLEVELAND, OH – Verb Ballets returns to Cain Park Evans Amphitheatre on August 19, 2017 for a free community performance in honor of the company’s 30th anniversary season. The performance is sponsored by Cleveland Heights residents James Graham and David Dusek.

Verb Ballets will perform the new work by Philadelphia choreographer Tommie-Waheed Evans, Surge.Capacity.Force. His new work draws upon the human experience to connect audiences through a fierce physical language while communicating relevant statements about social justice issues. 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 the Heinz Poll favorite, Eight By Benny Goodman. This fun loving piece combines ballet and ballroom to the exuberant big-band sounds of the master musician, Benny Goodman. Verb Ballets’ dancers will also perform Poll’s, Schubert Waltzes. The classical piece was noted as “catapults ordinary waltz steps into a delightful combination of classicism and wit”. The couples embrace characters through their dancing to bring inventiveness to the music.

Verb Ballets’ performance will start at 8:00pm. The performance is free and no tickets are required. Gates will open at 7:00pm. Seating is general admission. Cain Park is located at 14591 Superior Rd, Cleveland, OH 44118. Entrances are located at Superior, Lee and Taylor Rd.