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]

Verb Ballets’ All-Female Choreographer Program Delivers Mixed Results

Verb Ballets – 4X4: Four Works by Female Choreographers Breen Center for the Performing Arts Cleveland, OH February 8, 2020 Reviewed by Steve Sucato No doubt Verb Ballets production of 4X4: Four Works by Female Choreographers is to be commended for giving more opportunities to female choreographers. As a production however, it delivered mixed results with those opportunities. Dedicated to the memory of Millie Carlson, … Continue reading Verb Ballets’ All-Female Choreographer Program Delivers Mixed Results

REVIEW: Verb Ballets Celebrates the Life & Legacy of Ian Horvath

Verb Ballets – Dance Legacy: Celebrating the Life of Ian Horvath The Breen Center for the Performing ArtsCleveland, OhioFebruary 9, 2019 Reviewed by Steve Sucato It’s been nearly three decades since former Cleveland Ballet (predecessor company to the current Cleveland Ballet) co-founder Ian “Ernie” Horvath (1943-1990) lost his battle with AIDS at age 46. The life and career of this Cleveland native who danced with Joffrey … Continue reading REVIEW: Verb Ballets Celebrates the Life & Legacy of Ian Horvath