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Stewart’s ‘Mad’ New Project

March 14th, 2014

When Gavin Stewart’s new piece, Shadows on the Inside, premieres at the Ballet’s New Works Festival on March 25, the opening tune will be familiar to anyone who watches the hit show, Mad Men. Set in the 1960s, Stewart uses eight dancers to tell a story that is inspired by the distinct styling and feel of the AMC series, from office politics to the evolving relationships between men and women. The ten-minute ballet features a combination of jazz, ballet and ballroom dance, complete with beautifully synchronized ensemble and partnering work.…
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New Works Festival Returns to Richmond

February 28th, 2014

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Festival to feature international choreographers, Richmond Ballet’s own Stewart - TICKETS - Richmond, VA – Richmond Ballet is pleased to announce the return of the New Works Festival, the second installment of the Ballet’s 2013-2014 Studio Series. The Festival – which will present four, new works in progress this season – is set to debut March 25-30, 2013, at the Ballet’s downtown Studio Theatre. This year’s Festival will feature the work of four contemporary ballet choreographers including former New York City Ballet dancer Melissa Barak, the classically trained Canadian-native Peter Quanz, the…
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The Royal Ballet School Comes to Richmond

January 31st, 2014

THE ROYAL BALLET SCHOOL is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for ballet teachers and students, hosted by Richmond Ballet.   Jay Jolley, Acting Director of The Royal Ballet School, and Mark Annear, Head of Outreach and Teacher Training at The Royal Ballet  School, are coming to Richmond Ballet in April 2014 to conduct a three-day seminar for ballet teachers.  In addition to the teachers’ seminar — being offered for the first time in the United States — Mr. Jolley and Mr. Annear will be offering master classes for students aged…
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#BalletBlingRB in #RVA

January 27th, 2014

In celebration of Richmond Ballet’s upcoming production of Cinderella, we’re inviting YOU to participate in a fun new promotion! We all know the story of how Cinderella loses her sparkling, glass slipper while fleeing from the Prince’s Ball at the stroke of midnight, right? And, we all know what happens next too, as the handsome prince swears to marry the beautiful maiden who left the shoe behind, and of course, they’ll all live happily ever after. Classic. But we have our own version here in Richmond. From January 17 through…
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In Studio: Malcolm Burn and Cinderella

January 21st, 2014

It’s Tuesday, and Malcolm Burn, Ballet Master at Richmond Ballet, dressed in his regular black t-shirt and jeans, walks into the Gibson Studio. It’s a small group this afternoon, just his Cinderellas and their Princes. With their flowing practice skirts cinched around their waists, Maggie Small and Valerie Tellmann make last minute adjustments to their ribbons and shoes. Marty Davis and Fernando Sabino stretch their arms across their bodies and behind their backs as they chat quietly. Burn removes his loose wrist watch, places it in his small, grey-green duffle bag,…
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