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“Bring An Extra Bag!” Choreographer Ma Cong’s Tips for Touring in China

May 19th, 2015

Last week, we spoke to Ma Cong about revisiting his 2014 work for Richmond Ballet, Lift The Fallen (which premiered almost exactly a year ago) as our professional company prepared to pack their bags for four-city spin around China starting. But not only is Ma one of our favorite choreographers here at Richmond Ballet, he’s also been giving us the inside scoop about traveling to China, his home country. There’s nothing better than having a local guide!   Richmond Ballet (RB): Will you be going to China with Richmond Ballet, and what…
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2015-16 Season Features “Romeo & Juliet”, as “Windows” Also Returns

May 12th, 2015

R&J CROP

Stoner Winslett’s Own Work and Shakespeare’s Timeless Tale of Love and Hate Anchor New Season with Another Memorable Goodbye Richmond Ballet is pleased to announce the line-up for the 2015-16 professional season. After returning from a four-city tour to China, the 2015-16 season will be marked by some of the most popular works in the repertory, complimented by three exciting world premieres. Artistic Director Stoner Winslett’s highly successful Windows will be presented on the Carpenter Theatre stage for the first time since 2000, anchoring another standout, full-length repertory program alongside the first…
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“Along the Road to China…” (VIDEO)

May 11th, 2015

On the evening of February 28th, many friends of Richmond Ballet gathered to celebrate our Road to China program in high style. Guests, including Gov. Terry McAuliffe and dignitaries from the Chinese Embassy in Washington, DC, were treated to a special video about this great cultural exchange that we have been working on all year along. In the words of Artistic Director Stoner Winslett, “we are honored to walk this road, and to use dance as our compass and as a means for our heartfelt message, all along this Road…
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“Swipe” Like You Have Never Seen It Before… (VIDEO)

May 8th, 2015

    A few weeks ago, we took a drone camera for a spin around our rehearsal studio as the company dancers worked on Val Caniparoli’s Swipe. Check out this video to see what Swipe often looks like through the eyes of our production staff, from above and from the wings! Made in The USA: Traditions & Innovations, featuring Swipe, and three additional short works, runs May 12-15, at our Studio Theatre. TICKETS START AT $20.00  |  Read more about Made in The USA: Traditions & Innovations.   Road to China Preview Performances…
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Ma Cong Revisits “Lift The Fallen” One Year Later

May 7th, 2015

Richmond Ballet's Made in The USA

Ma Cong’s 2014 work, Lift The Fallen, will return for four performances this May, as the Company previews its mixed repertory touring program, Made in The USA: Traditions & Innovations, at the Studio Theatre, ahead of its four-city tour to China which kicks off later this month. Ma Cong’s personal journey of loss and recovery, as expressed through movement, and set to Max Richter’s emotional music, brought audiences to their feet during its premiere now almost a year ago. Read more about Lift The Fallen and its special inspiration. In…
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