1. Choreographed by Hernando Cortez (2002)

    Music by David Lang, Bang on a Can, "Cheating, Lying, Stealing"

    Lighting by Chenault Spence

    Performed by Cortez & Company Contemporary Ballet at Danspace Project at St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery.

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  2. Carl Orff's landmark masterpiece, "Carmina Burana" is brought to life in this version by Hernando Cortez. Verb Ballets performs Carmina Burana as part of the New Classics Collection at Playhouse Square, Cleveland. Ohio.

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  3. Choreography: Hernando Cortez (2003)

    Music: Leonard Bernstein*

    Lighting: Chenault Spence

    Costumes: Janet Bolick

    World Premiere: December 12, 2003

    Metro Theatre, Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland, Ohio.

    Full Company

    *"Chichester Psalms," written/composed by Leonard Bernstein, published by The Leonard Bernstein Music Publishing Company LLC (ASCAP)

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  4. Choreography: Hernando Cortez (2008)
    Music: Eric Ziolek, Verbtuosity; David Lang, "Cheating, Lying, Stealing,"

    Lighting: Trad A Burns
    Set: Jordan Katz, Grafix Plastics

    Costumes: Studio Sangha and Gina Dudik

    4 women, 2 men

    The creation of Verbtuosity was funded by the Bascom Little Fund. Special Thanks to Jordan Katz, Grafix Plastics.

    Amidst vertical silver panels, Cortez re-explores neo-classic abstraction. Composer David Lang's music "Cheating, Lying, Stealing," recorded by the popular Bang on a Can All Stars, mixed with "Verbtuosity" (2003), by CSU Director of Music Eric Ziolek, propel the dance. Cortez's formal choreographic background continues to align him with an emphasis on musically motivated movement patterns and formal elegance. Trad A Burns' evocative lighting brings mystery and sculpture to the dance area. "Verbtuosity," created through the generous support of the Bascom Little Fund, will be played live by John Perrine on saxophone and Matthew Bassett on percussion. Costumes by Gina Dudek.

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  5. Choreography: Hernando Cortez (2005)

    This video shot at Cleveland's Ingenuity Festival 9.3.05 by George Nemeth.

    Music: Sasha and John Digweed

    Lighting: Trad A Burns

    Costumes: Studio Sangha, Christine LaPerna, Edward Sylvia and Gina Dudik 

    A Surrealist Manifesto.

    Premiered at Cleveland’s Ingenuity Festival in the summer of 2005, “Like Being Awake Sleeping and Hearing Seeing” pits opposite human states and senses together
    aiming to create an evocative, rather than informative, experience for the audience. 

    Inspired by the works of Meret Oppenheim and Max Ernst.

    Special thanks to Studio Sangha.

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