Lecture Demonstration

Choose a Verb Ballets program to enhance your students’ appreciation for and understanding of dance and how it relates to the world around them.

Experience Dance History

Shape Imagination (K-6)

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Verb Ballets brings dance history to life by offering mini- performances, lectures, and master classes honoring acclaimed works by Merce Cunningham, Martha Graham, Sophie Maslow, and Shapiro and Smith. Dance workshops and master classes are offered for dance students in middle, high school, and college dance programs. These classes can include ballet and modern dance technique, partnering and repertory, and provide students with the opportunity to study with gifted professional dancers and grow as artists through the learning and appreciation of dance history.
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Enhance your students’ skills in geometry and mathematics by taking them on a playful journey in search of lines, shapes, and angles. Utilizing music from orchestral to operatic, six dancers do vigorous lifts, jumps, and turns while handling delicate, brightly colored balloons. The balloons become the catalyst for the exploration of geometric shapes, design, and choreographic patterns.

Exploring Asia (K-8)

Peter and the Wolf (K-8)

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This program enhances your students’ knowledge and understanding of other cultures by taking them on a journey through Asia. Utilizing music and movement, the dancers take you to India and beyond while performing Heinz Poll’s famous choreography for Ravel’s Bolero. Students travel to China through a traditional Tai Chi dance. The program finishes in the Philippines with a traditional dance called the Tinikling.
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Peter and the Wolf is a playful children’s ballet set to music of Sergei Prokofiev. In 1936, Prokofiev composed Peter and the Wolf as a way to introduce children to the different instruments of the orchestra. Eight dancers develop each colorful character through expressive movement. Students experience storytelling through the interaction of narrative, music and movement, and gain understanding of how character and plot are communicated across multiple art forms.

If you have any questions on how your school or group can get involved feel free to call
Richard Dickinson, Education Director at 216-397-3757 ext 2 or