Verb Ballets Wades into the Uncertain Waters of Performing under Pandemic

By Steve Sucato Verb Ballets‘ in-studio performance of The Cleveland Havana Ballet Project Return Celebration on March 13 was the last in-person performance I attended and one of the very last given in Northeast Ohio before pretty much the entire dance world shutdown operations because of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Now more than 3-months later Verb along with the rest of the state of Ohio … Continue reading Verb Ballets Wades into the Uncertain Waters of Performing under Pandemic

Northeast Ohio Dance Troupes Soldier On During The Global Pandemic But They Need Your Help

By Steve Sucato The COVID-19 Global Pandemic has touched all of our lives in one way or another and the world will never be the same because of it. That holds true for Northeast Ohio’s dance troupes. Like many adhering to Ohio’s stay at home orders, these troupes and their employees have suffered devastating losses of their life-blood income from performances, outreach programs and teaching … Continue reading Northeast Ohio Dance Troupes Soldier On During The Global Pandemic But They Need Your Help

Ballet Legato’s Debut Production a Bold Take on a Familiar Storybook Character

By Steve Sucato With the popularity of recent movies and television shows taking familiar storybook characters and inventing new storylines such as Hansel & Gretel being witch hunters and Peter Pan being an evil lad looking to harvest the “heart of the truest believer” on the TV series Once Upon a Time, it was only a matter of time before the dance world got onboard … Continue reading Ballet Legato’s Debut Production a Bold Take on a Familiar Storybook Character