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]

Dickinson’s ‘KL3668′ Highlights Verb Ballets’ Engaging ‘NeoClassical Lines’ Program [REVIEW – Arts Air]

Verb BalletsNeoClassical Lines – ACCESS/Verb LivestreamOctober 9, 2020 Reviewed by Steve Sucato Founded in 1987 as The Repertory Project and changing its name (and vision) in 2003, Verb Ballets has had a history of reinvention and adaptation. Keeping with the latter, Verb was one of the first Northeast, Ohio dance troupes to fully embrace virtual performance programming because of the global pandemic. Rather than going the dance film … Continue reading Dickinson’s ‘KL3668′ Highlights Verb Ballets’ Engaging ‘NeoClassical Lines’ Program [REVIEW – Arts Air]

Verb Ballets Program to Feature the Works of Female Choreographers

By Steve Sucato The novelty of an all-female choreographer dance program shouldn’t be a thing for many reasons, not the least being the disproportionately greater number of females in dance than males. That it still is, is nonetheless a commendable early step along the journey when the need to tout giving opportunities to female choreographers will be rendered unnecessary and artistic directors programming female choreographers’ … Continue reading Verb Ballets Program to Feature the Works of Female Choreographers