This free concert is sponsored by Cleveland Heights residents and Verb Ballets' board members James Graham and David M. Dusek
Verb Ballets celebrates the final performance celebrating Verb's 30th anniversary by featuring a free concert of highlights of dances from previous years. Entitled "Directors' Choice, Verb's directors Dr. Margaret Carlson, producing artistic director, and Richard Dickinson, associate director, have chosen their favorite works from the 2017-18 season.
Classical music enthusiasts will enjoy the choreographic inventiveness in Heinz Poll's, Schubert Waltzes noted as, "catapults ordinary waltz steps into a delightful combination of classicism and wit." Verb Ballets' dancers will dazzle in a display of classical technique full of speed and high spirits in Tarantella, staged by former Cleveland Ballet dancer, Pamela Pribisco. Also featured is Dark Matter, an intense physical contemporary work by award-winning Philadelphia choreographer Tommie-Waheed Evans, described by critics as, "sleek encounters that brim with contrasting patterns and connections." Verb Ballets' dancer and choreographer, Michael Escovedo, remounts Broken Bridges to tell a family story of struggle with mental illness set to the haunting music of Shostakovich. International dance critics have reviewed Verb Ballets' performances as, “classical ballet with a dash of American modern dance.”
A contemporary ballet company, Verb presents dynamic programming through bold artistry, unique styles and technical excellence.
"Craft Wines" Wine Tasting 6:30-7:45pm
$10 per person (21 & older)
In partnership with The Wine Spot
Buy tickets at the Cain Park Ticket Office and Ticketmaster
SUMMER YOGA IN THE PARK 5:30-6:30pm
outside Evans Courtyard