Martinez’s ‘World of Another’ Pure Gold in Verb’s Contemporary Creations Program [REVIEW]

Verb BalletsContemporary CreationsDigital Stage ProductionMay 14, 2021 Reviewed by Steve Sucato For the latest program in Verb Ballet’s 2020-21 virtual dance season, the company offered up a trio of works including two world-premieres that were created on the company. Filmed at Verb’s Shaker Heights, Ohio studio/performance space with Verb’s dancers masked up per usual adhering to COVID-19 safety protocols, the digital stage production opened with … Continue reading Martinez’s ‘World of Another’ Pure Gold in Verb’s Contemporary Creations Program [REVIEW]

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

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