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Dance Company Collaborates with Verb Ballets

Jan 25, 2009

Verb Ballets joins forces with the Ohio Northern University Dance Company for an evening of contemporary dance in the Freed Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, Jan. 31. A pre-show discussion begins at 7:15 p.m., followed by the performance at 8 p.m. A second performance takes place Sunday, Feb. 1, at 2 p.m.

Visceral and dynamic, the event promises to be a breathtaking display of sheer physicality. Verb Ballets will perform several pieces, including the familiar "Bolero." The ONU Dance Company, under the direction of Dr. Laurie Bell, will also perform "A Declaration of Sentiments."

Formerly the Cleveland Repertory Project, Verb Ballets formed in 1987, incorporated in 1989, and received non-profit status in 1991. Verb Ballets is dedicated to performing well-crafted, thought-provoking works from highly recognized and emerging choreographers. The company's collaboration with Ohio Northern is part of Verb's educational outreach program.

Tickets are $25 for general admission. The Freed Center box office is open Monday-Friday from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Phone orders are accepted with American Express, MasterCard, VISA or Discover by calling 419-772-1900. Tickets are also available online at

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