Verb Ballets

This free performance is sponsored by Cleveland Heights residents and Verb Ballets' board members, James Graham and David M. Dusek, as a gift to the community.

Verb Ballets returns to LIVE performance this summer! For over 15 years Verb Ballets has brought the beauty of dance to the Cain Park stage hosting this special annual tradition.

Tonight's program will feature a new commission, KL3668, by Associate Artistic Director Richard Dickinson. The work is characterized by smooth balletic movement sprinkled with snippets of Fosse-style jazz movements and classical modern dance phrases. Returning to the stage is Eight by Benny Goodman by Heinz Poll. This playful piece combines ballet and ballroom dance to the exuberant big band sounds of master musician Benny Goodman. Bolero, another crowd-favorite Poll piece, will mesmerize audiences with the visual masterpiece that brings the energy, propulsion, and intensity of Ravel's dynamic score to life.