Verb Ballets Hosts Choreographer Charles Anderson
Verb Ballets is proud to welcome national choreographer Charles Anderson in studio the week of July 2- July 6, 2018. Anderson is a former member of New York City Ballet and became one of the leading forces of the San Francisco Bay Area contemporary dance movement. Anderson began choreographing ballets while still a dancer with the New York City Ballet, and he co-founded and acted as Artistic Director for Ballet, Inc. in New York, where he choreographed many of his early works. He later founded and lead Company C Contemporary Ballet in 2002 in San Francisco. Anderson's work reflects a blend of classical and contemporary influences and is included in the repertories of professional dance companies throughout the country.
Verb Ballets will remount Anderson's striking contemporary ballet Aposiopesis. The highly kinetic work embodies the athletic prowess that sweep the stage in a calligraphic effect while displaying moments of tenderness. The ballet is danced to the with the music of Michael Nyman one of Britain's most innovative and celebrated composers. This full ensemble ballet was originally created for Company C. Anderson came in 2016 and set the ballet on Verb Ballets, he returns to set the first movement. In addition, he will set a signature pas de duex on the company to debut for the 2018-19 season. Verb Ballets looks forward to hosting Anderson and adding to the wealth of company repertory.
Verb Ballets, a contemporary ballet company, presents dynamic programming through bold artistry, unique styles and technical excellence that captivates audiences. Under the direction of Dr. Margaret Carlson, Producing Artistic Director and Richard Dickinson, MFA, Associate Artistic Director, the company will present a season that ignites passion in the energy, beauty and athleticism of dance. Critics have hailed Verb Ballets for its abilities to, "Dashing preconceptions ...with keen dramatic power." -The Plain Dealer, "(Verb) is dance magnifique." - The Examiner, "confident and polished, Verb's dancers shone" - Dance International Magazine. Verb Ballets was named by Dance Magazine as one of 25 dance companies in America to watch. Internationally acclaimed, the company has toured Cuba and Taiwan. As one of the oldest dance organizations in Northeast Ohio we proudly produce high caliber work and continue to connect with our communities through performance and outreach. Additional information can be found at www.verbballets.org.