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Author:  LMCtech [ Tue Aug 01, 2006 1:27 pm ]
Post subject:  Verb Ballets Performs Two Free Shows in Tremont

Verb Ballets Performs Two Free Shows in Tremont

Three Family Favorites to be Performed at Lincoln Park in
Tremont, Friday, August 11 and Saturday, August 12;
Performances Begin at 8pm; Rain date: Sunday, August 13

CLEVELAND, Aug. 1, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Verb Ballets makes its debut at
Lincoln Park in Tremont with three family favorites: a major revival of
choreographer Heinz Poll's Bolero; Speed Racer, a modern version of the
Icarus tale; and Planet Soup, the company's signature ethnic fusion
ballet. Lincoln Park is located between West 14th and West 11th
Streets; and between Kenilworth and Starkweather Streets in the Tremont
neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio.

The program:

-- Bolero (Major Revival) (Heinz Poll -- Maurice Ravel -- Christina
Giannini) is set to the legendary Maurice Ravel score. The ballet
blends Indian and modern dance styles while its drive, propulsion
and intensity build with the score.

-- Speed Racer (Repertory) (Cortez -- DJOkee -- Gino Ventura) is a
family favorite of the Verb Ballet repertory. Speed and his
intrepid girlfriend, Trixie, take on another challenge as they pit
their courage and skill against the villains of the universe.
Set to music by DJOkee.

-- Planet Soup (Repertory) (Cortez -- Edward Sylvi) Set to
contemporary world music artists, the company's signature piece
unifies folk and vernacular dances from around the world in an
athletic hybrid of movement styles, including Indian
traditional, Irish reels and African rituals. The cross-cultural
fusion also incorporates "Tinikling," the authentic Filipino
folk dance in which dancers step between clapping poles. The
original production of Planet Soup was created with funds from
the National Endowment for the Arts, Pennsylvania Council on
the Arts, Nee Dance Company and Purchase College Conservatory of

About Verb Ballets. Verb Ballets begins its fifth season under the
leadership of Artistic Director Hernando Cortez and Executive Director
Dr. Margaret Carlson, supported by its energetic staff and board of
trustees, who have established it as Cleveland's premiere contemporary
dance repertory company. Verb has been named as one of "25 to Watch in
2004" by Dance Magazine, the country's leading news magazine covering
dance. Verb Ballets discovers, collects, interprets and stages
choreography that matters to the region and to the world of dance. As a
curator of expressive movement that is globally connected and
nationally respected, Verb Ballets has a mandate to support and foster
emerging talent, present excellence in contemporary choreographers, and
revive and honor modern dance classics. Additional information may be
found at

The Company:
Marcela Alvarez, Danielle Brickman, Kallie Marie Bokal, Ashley Cohen
(Intern), Erin Conway, Richard Dickinson (Guest), Katie Gnagy, Jason
Ignacio, Catherine Meredith, Brian Murphy, Anna Roberts,
Mark Tomasic

Verb Ballets' Lincoln Park, Tremont 2006 Sponsors are:
DANSKIN(tm), Silver Screen Media, Clear Channel Communications,
PrimeZone Media Network, Levy Media Group, JAKPRINTS.COM

Major Support: AHS Foundation, Abington Foundation, The National
Endowment for the Arts, The George Gund Foundation, The Cleveland
Foundation, The Kulas Foundation, Ohio Arts Council, The Laub
Foundation, Lubrizol Foundation, Eva L. and Joseph M. Bruening
Foundation, Kulas Foundation, The John P. Murphy Foundation, Charles
and Sandy Abookire, Millie L. Carlson, Chuck and Ann Ennis, Norma
and Jeffrey Glazer, Aldona Titus

CONTACT: Verb Ballets
Margaret Carlson

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