October 11-12, 2013 at 8:00pm

Verb Ballets makes its debut at Dobama Theatre for a show that will provoke an examination of our contemporary world through dance with Fresh Inventions on October 11 and 12, 2013 at 8pm. Fresh Inventions will premiere new work choreographed by company dancers, Stephen James, Stephanie Krise, Brian Murphy and Or Sagi-Woodson.

Also featured on the program is the world premiere of Warrior Project: Inspiration, a new collaborative work between Verb Ballets and the Inspired Veterans Action Campaign (IVAC) funded by the Ohio Arts Council. Christian Dollwet, a war veteran and former dancer, will facilitate and co-create the piece that tells the stories of five wounded warriors dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Single tickets available by calling the Dobama Box Office 216-932-6838 or online at dobama.org.

The Dobama Theatre is located at 2340 Lee Road Cleveland Heights, OH 44118.

New works by Company Members

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$10 Students and Veterans
$20 Side General Admission
$25 Center Preferred General Admission

Dobama Theatre Box Office 216.932.3396

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2340 Lee Road Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

Warrior Project: Inspiration

Since January, 2011 Mr. Dollwet has deployed eight times to Afghanistan, and has developed a strong calling to help those suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). After seeing the first hand effects of PTSD, talking with those suffering from it, and learning about some of the treatment options, Mr. Dollwet is convinced that alternative therapies must be explored. To answer this call, Mr. Dollwet has returned to his artistic roots, and is now exploring the benefits of an arts based therapy (approach) in the treatment of PTSD. This project is supported through the Ohio Arts Council.
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Christian Dollwet (Choreographer and Dancer) A former Akron area dancer, retired from the Air Force in 2011 after 21 years of service. Following a career ending injury, a lengthy recovery, and some soul searching, Mr. Dollwet applied for and was accepted to attend Air Force Officer training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas in 1989. After his commissioning as a Second Lieutenant, he attended Undergraduate Pilot Training at Laughlin Air Force Base in Del Rio, Texas, where he earned his pilot wings in 1991. He is a distinguished graduate of the Combat Crew training school, Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. In 2001, Mr. Dollwet was selected to fly the U-2 high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft, and then returned to Offutt Air Force Base in 2003 as an instructor pilot, and chief of training for 38th Reconnaissance Squadron. After his promotion to Lieutenant Colonel, Mr. Dollwet was selected by the Air Force to attend attaché training in Washington, D.C. and was nominated as the United States Air Force Attaché to Pakistan. After completion of his diplomatic tour of duty in 2009, Mr. Dollwet assumed the role as Chief of the Command and Control Capabilities Branch for the United States Strategic Command. Following his retirement from active duty, Mr. Dollwet returned to the service of his country and now works with the Department of the Army; deploying to Afghanistan as a contract pilot.
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About Verb Ballets
Verb Ballets ignites audience passion and participation in contemporary dance. Under the leadership of Director, Dr. Margaret Carlson, Verb Ballets strives to support and foster emerging talent, to present excellence in contemporary choreographers, and to revive and honor modern dance classics.