Seasonal Special Happenings

Desire and Desperation

When: Thu., April 16 2015

An annual program designed to showcase the best in dance, Cleveland Public Theatre's DanceWorks '15 returns this weekend with Verb Ballets production of Carmen: The Story of Passion. Utilizing Bizet's famous music for percussion and string, in an arrangement by Shchedrin, The music drives this tale of obsession involving multiple storylines. This new rendition of the original 19th century opera originally premiered at Cleveland Public Theatre in 2012. In addition, the program will feature Adding to the performances will be a special revival of Laura's Women by Ian Horvath; it received its world premiere in 1974 in Cleveland, by Cleveland Ballet. The dance was inspired by the music and life of blues singer Laura Nyro. The performances take place tonight, tomorrow night and Saturday night at 7:30 in the Cleveland Public Theatre's Gordon Square Theatre. Performances take place at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 to $28. (Niesel)

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