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Sold Out- The Rite of Spring - Verb Ballets / Cleveland Public Theatre







Cleveland Public Theatre DanceWorks ‘13 presents ‘The Rite of Spring”

Performed by Verb Ballets at the James Levin Theatre (upstairs)

6415 Detroit Avenue in Gordon Square (Bill, bring your West Side passport)

Saturday, April 20 at 7 p.m. Show (please arrive at 6:45 p.m.)

MeetUp with the Verb Ballets Company members at a post-show reception

General Admission Tickets: $25; Seniors/Students $23. Order tickets online:

CPT Box Office at[masked] x501

This is an intimate theatre setting and the last two Verb performances and reception have sold out, so please make your RSVP and purchase tickets soon.

About DanceWorks '13:

Each year Cleveland Public Theatre welcomes the opportunity to showcase Cleveland's talented dance companies as they premiere new work and revive celebrated performances. Join us for five weeks of dance as local dance companies take the stage to premiere new works and revive celebrated performances at CPT's annual showcase for contemporary dance.

Please note: The James Levin Theatre is currently not handicap accessible

Members Note: Please don’t forget your annual Membership Fees. You may use the PayPal link in the upper left margin of the home page or pay the Organizer/Host in cash at your next event. Your dues help cover the costs of being on and related administrative costs. Organizers are not compensated and do this for their love of music, fine wine and food, and, of course, friendship. And, our sincere thanks to those members who are current with their dues!

And, your annual fee includes a complementary membership in our sister Movie Group - Cine Arts Cleveland!That's a two-for-one deal!

About the Show:

The Rite of Spring originally choreographed by Vaslav Nijinsky shattered expectations and was a milestone in performance history in Paris 100 years ago. Verb Ballets will take to the stage with an evening work featuring a modern version of The Rite of Spring choreographed by Richard Dickinson (Ohio Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Boston Ballet). Music composed by Igor Stravinsky has innovative complex rhythmic structures, timbres, and use of dissonance which have made it a seminal 20th-century composition. The new ballet titled, The Rite of Spring: The Bride Unseen, reinvents the story of pagan sacrifice as the bride surrenders her dreams to appease her family and succumbs to the pressure of an arranged marriage. The ballet explores the interpersonal relationships of a quirky family and the influence they play in the family paradigm. Someone will be sacrificed. Who will it be?

After Show Reception:

MeetUp with the dancers and your fellow Music and Dance concertgoers for a Wine and Dessert Reception at the Tregoning & Company Art Gallery, 1300 West 78th Street, [masked]. The reception ticket cost will be $15. The gallery is located at the 78th Street Studios on the West end of the Gordon Square Arts District, probably a 3 minute drive west of the theatre. For those who are not familiar, the 78th Street Studios were once the American Greetings Creative Studios where Ziggy, Holly Hobbie and Strawberry Shortcake were 'born.' The building, now occupied by many artists and galleries was also the home of the Baker Electric Motor Vehicle Company. More details on the reception will be posted soon - keep watching this space.


About Verb Ballets:  Cleveland's Repertory Dance Company

Verb Ballets in the news:

Verb Ballets brings ‘Carmen’ to Civic - Akron Beacon Journal 10/11/12
Verb Ballets provides platform for explosive artistry of Antonio Brown-Plain Dealer 9/22/12

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