The Akron Civic Theatre will present Verb Ballets’, Honoring Poll, on Friday, March 8, 2013, at 8pm with intimate cabaret seating on stage at the historic theatre. The program will highlight the late choreographer Heinz Poll and his legacy through works created for the Ohio Ballet and features a new work by former Ohio Ballet dancer and ballet master, Richard Dickinson.
The show will feature the exuberant big-band piece by Heinz Poll, Eight By Benny Goodman. This is the first time the piece has been done in its entirety in Akron since it was created for Ohio Ballet in 1993. In contrast to the sassy ballroom piece will be Duet. Donald Rosenberg of The Plain Dealer described the classical pas de deux as, “pure classical ballet, its sense of line and high lifts set to a majestic Bach adagio.” The fan favorite Bolero choreographed to the epic music of Ravel will revisit the stage. The piece is a visual masterpiece set to the drive force of the well known score. Also on the program is Dickinson’s ballet about loss and longing, set to Richard Strauss’ haunting Four Last Songs (2013).
Single tickets available by calling the Akron Civic Box Office 330-253-2488 or online at akroncivic.com