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 gives all in Jam-packed ‘Going Solo’

Verb BalletsGoing SoloDigital Stage ProductionFebruary 26, 2021 Reviewed by Steve Sucato Popular catch phrase, “make it work,” used by fashion guru Tim Gunn of Television’s Project Runway was often uttered to motivate the show’s designer contestants to overcome obstacles in the creation of their works. Verb Ballet’s has seemingly also adopted that mantra in overcoming the obstacles presented to the company by the current global … Continue reading Verb Ballets gives all in Jam-packed ‘Going Solo’

Verb Ballets: ‘Carnival Macabre’, ‘Building Bridges Together’ [REVIEWS]

Reviewed by Steve Sucato Carnival MacabreVerb Ballets with Neil ZazaVirtual PerformanceOctober 30, 2020 Created as a stand-in for Verb Ballets and guitarist Neil Zaza’s popular One Dark Night…, A Rock Symphony of the Macabre (2019), Carnival Macabre (2020) was a made for the internet short film seeking to capture the spirit of One Dark Night’s Halloween rock symphony live show. The October 30 pay-to-view virtual … Continue reading Verb Ballets: ‘Carnival Macabre’, ‘Building Bridges Together’ [REVIEWS]