Verb Ballets returns to The Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival 

By July 6, 2018 August 2nd, 2018 Press Releases

CLEVELAND, OH – Verb Ballets returns to The Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival at Akron’s Firestone Park on July 27 & 28, 2018 at 8:45pm. These free community performances will showcase Verb Ballets’ classical selections and bold modern works. International dance critics have raved about Verb Ballets’ performances as, “classical ballet with a dash of American modern dance”.

The program will feature K281 by internationally acclaimed choreographer Adam Hougland. The ballet epitomizes the musicality of Mozart’s Piano Sonata No. 3 in B-flat major, K. 281. The epic music of Ravel’s Bolero comes to life in this visual masterpiece by Heinz Poll with a drive, propulsion and intensity that build with the famous crescendo. Verb Ballets remounts the striking contemporary ballet Aposiopesis by choreographer Charles Anderson. This full ensemble ballet was originally created for Company C and these performances will be dedicated to Kate Lieberth Lytton, who was both a dancer in that company and who danced the principal role in Aposiopesis. Don’t miss the company’s summer appearance in Akron to celebrate the arts in our community.

Guests are invited to bring blankets and/or a chair. Onstage children’s activities led by the Dance Institute start at 7:45pm. Verb Ballets’ performance begins at 8:45pm. Firestone Park is located at 1480 Girard St, Akron, Ohio 44301. Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival performances are free and open to the public.

Performance 
July 27-28, 2018 8:45PM
Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival
Firestone Park 1480 Girard St, Akron, Ohio 44301
Free and open to the public. No tickets required.

Photos or interviews available upon request by contacting  
Jennifer Garlando, Director of Marketing & PR at jgarlando@verbballets.org.  

About Verb Ballets  
Verb Ballets, a contemporary ballet company, presents dynamic programming through bold artistry, unique styles and technical excellence that captivates a broad audience. Under the direction of Dr. Margaret Carlson, Producing Artistic Director and Richard Dickinson, MFA, Associate Director, the company will present a season that ignites passion in the energy, beauty and athleticism of dance. Critics have hailed Verb Ballets as, “Dashes 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 cultivates dance appreciation and nurtures wellness through movement in community dance classes, school residencies, senior outreach, library programs, master classes and college course partnerships. Verb Ballets has also been named one of Five Great Tiny Troupes in America by Dance Magazine and was one of the 25 dance companies in America to watch. In 2017 Verb Ballets begins a year long celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the company. As one of the oldest dance organizations in Cleveland we are proud to produce high caliber work and continue to connect with communities across a four county reach.

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