Free performance this weekend is part of Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival
Neos Dance Theatre, of Mansfield, will perform two different programs this weekend at Goodyear Heights Metro Park as part of the Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival. Featured this year is Heinz Poll's Schubert Waltzes, a recent addition to the Neos repertoire. Performances Aug. 12 and 13 begin at 7:45 p.m. with a children's program.
Schubert Waltzes, based on the music of Franz Schubert, will be accompanied live by Ohio Ballet's long-time music director David Fischer. Other pieces in the program include selections from Poll's Eight by Benny Goodman, Alejando Cerrudo's Lickety-Split and Bobby Wesner's own setting of Appalachian Spring.
Seating will take place on the lawn. Participants are asked to bring chairs or blankets. Sponsored by the city of Akron, the 37-year-old Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival was established to honor the legacy of the founding artistic director of the Ohio Ballet, and continues the tradition of free public performances by respected dance companies.
Below are some photos of the dancers rehearsing at The University of Akron's Albrecht Hall Aug. 9:
Jennifer Safonovs rehearses Heinz Poll's Schubert Waltzes.
Erica Del La O and Jurijs Safonovs will appear in Bobby Wesner's Appalachian Spring.
Brooke Wesner and Jurijs Safonovs rehearse a scene from Heinz Poll's Eight by Benny Goodman.
Mary Elizabeth Fenn rehearses Alejandro Cerrudo's Lickety-Split.