Petronio Company’s Pandemic Delayed Cleveland Debut Proves Worth the Wait [REVIEW]

Stephen Petronio CompanyMimi Ohio Theatre at Playhouse SquareNovember 12, 2022 By Steve Sucato Call it a blessing in disguise that Stephen Petronio Company’s Cleveland debut was postponed in 2020 because of the global pandemic. Otherwise, the audience at Playhouse Square’s Mimi Ohio Theatre on Saturday night would not have experienced the company’s most spellbinding work of the evening, 2022’s New New Prayer for Now. Presented by DANCECleveland, the mixed … Continue reading Petronio Company’s Pandemic Delayed Cleveland Debut Proves Worth the Wait [REVIEW]

Bliss, Courage & Kong: Gibney Company’s Mixed Rep Program Delivers Mixed Results [REVIEW]

Gibney CompanyThe University of Akron’s E. J. Thomas Performing Arts HallAkron, OhioOctober 8, 2022 By Steve Sucato Call it a homecoming of sorts for Gina Gibney. The Founder, Artistic Director, and CEO of New York City’s Gibney Company returned to Northeast, Ohio with her company for the first time in 20 years this past Saturday at Akron’s E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall for an eclectic … Continue reading Bliss, Courage & Kong: Gibney Company’s Mixed Rep Program Delivers Mixed Results [REVIEW]

New Name, New Ballet, and a Celebration of Franz Schubert’s Music [PREVIEW]

By Steve Sucato For the third time in its 35-year history Verb Ballets, formerly The Repertory Project, is getting a new name. The slow rollout to becoming Ohio Contemporary Ballet in the next 2-3 years begins this season with the transitional moniker of Verb, “Ohio Contemporary Ballet”. The new name reflects the vision, direction, and branding of the company by Producing Artistic Director Dr. Margaret … Continue reading New Name, New Ballet, and a Celebration of Franz Schubert’s Music [PREVIEW]