Verb, “Ohio Contemporary Ballet” launches its summer series with a regional tour of the Great Lakes region. Verb is a unique Midwestern contemporary ballet company focused on building community through performance and educational programs.
The company’s summer series includes performances at Cain Park on June 25, the Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival on July 29 and 30, Lakeside Chautauqua on August 5 (with the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra), and the Tremont’s Arts in August series on August 13. .
June 25, 2022 8:00 p.m.
Cain Park 14591 Superior Road, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
Verb, “Ohio Contemporary Ballet”, presents Anti/gone by award-winning choreographer Tommie-Waheed Evans. This free performance at Cain Park is a gift to the community of Verb board members James D. Graham and David M. Dusek. The newly commissioned contemporary ballet situates ancient archetypes between action and fate. The performance is free; Registration is encouraged.
July 29-30, 2022 8:45 p.m.
Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival
Forest Lodge Park 260 Greenwood Ave, Akron, OH 44313
The Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival presents Verb, “Ohio Contemporary Ballet,” at Forest Lodge Park July 29-30, 2022. This program will showcase the virtuosity of ballet dance on par with the region’s leading historical companies. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and/or a chair to sit on the lawn. Pre-show children’s dance activities led by the University of Akron Institute of Dance begin at 7:45 p.m.
August 5, 2022 7:30 p.m.
Lakeside Chautauqua 119 W 3rd St, Lakeside Marblehead, OH 43440
Verb performs with the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra led by Music Director and Conductor Daniel Meyer at the Lakeside Chautauqua in the Hoover Auditorium on Saturday, August 5, 2022. The show will bring the area’s top talent to the stage so the community can benefit. The show is free with a day pass to Lakeside Chautauqua. Day passes cost $23.50 for adults. Admission is free for children under 12 and people over 90. Lakeside Chautauqua is a gated community located at 236 Walnut Ave Lakeside, Ohio 43440.
August 13, 2022 7:00 p.m.
Arts in August
Lincoln Park West 14e and Starkweather, Cleveland, OH 44113
Tremont’s Arts in August brings Verb, “Ohio Contemporary Ballet,” to Lincoln Park on August 13, 2022 for an afternoon matinee performance. Verb brings the beauty of dance to the neighborhoods of Cleveland in this iconic performance from the parks. The show is free thanks to the collaboration of Tremont West Development Corporation, LAND Studio, Cleveland Public Theater and Ward 3. This event is fun for the whole family and encourages creativity. Customers are encouraged to bring blankets and/or a chair.