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Live Dance Documentary Combines Ballet with Video to Open the 2014-15 Season

August 20th, 2014

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Darrell Grand Moultrie to create a world premiere “live dance documentary” as spoken-word dancer interviews take center stage alongside Swipe Two contemporary ballets are set to open the 2014-15 season for Richmond Ballet, as Studio One features the world premiere of iNVERSION, a multimedia dance work from New York-based choreographer Darrell Grand Moultrie and the return of Val Caniparoli’s highly successful Swipe, originally commissioned by Richmond Ballet in 2011. Mr. Moultrie, who was first invited to choreograph for Richmond Ballet during the 2013 New Works Festival, returns to Richmond with…
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Four RBII Members to Join the Professional Company

August 5th, 2014

COMPANY PROMOTIONS FOR THE  2014-15 SEASON Richmond Ballet is pleased to announce that four Richmond Ballet II (RBII) members have been invited to join the professional company for the 2014-15 season. With the additions of Lauren Archer, Abigail Goldstein, Sabrina Holland and Benjamin Malone, the Ballet’s professional company is now comprised of 16 full-time dancers, an increase from last season’s roster of 14. “We are thrilled to expand our company with these four wonderful dancers,” said Richmond Ballet Artistic Director, Stoner Winslett. “They have distinguished themselves beautifully through their work…
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Richmond Ballet Leaders Return From China; Kerry Endorses Cultural Exchanges

July 17th, 2014

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Secretary Kerry endorses cultural exchange programs while the Ballet lays groundwork for new, future partnerships Richmond, Va. – Richmond Ballet Artistic Director Stoner Winslett and Managing Director Brett Bonda have returned to the United States after presenting the Ballet’s Road to China and Beyond initiative at the U.S. Department of State’s 2014 Cultural Pillar Delegation for the US-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE), July 9 and 10, in Beijing, China. Ms. Winslett and Mr. Bonda were joined by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong,…
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Richmond Ballet Joins State Department for Cultural Forum in China

July 8th, 2014

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Annual Cultural Pillar Delegation Promotes US, China Ties Richmond, Va. – Richmond Ballet, The State Ballet of Virginia, is honored to announce that the organization has been invited to participate in the U.S. Department of State’s 2014 Cultural Pillar Delegation for the US-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE), July 9 and 10, in Beijing, China. U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, will join participants, alongside Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong for the distinguished forum promoting cultural understanding between the American and Chinese nations. Richmond Ballet Artistic Director Stoner Winslett and…
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Richmond Ballet II To Make Wolf Trap Debut

June 19th, 2014

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RICHMOND BALLET II TO MAKE WOLF TRAP DEBUT Company Set to Perform at Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods at Prestigious Outdoor Venue Richmond Ballet II (RBII), the second company for Richmond Ballet, The State Ballet of Virginia, is set to make its Wolf Trap debut, performing at the outdoor, Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods, June 25 and 26, 2014. The company plans to present its popular interactive children’s performance, which pulls its inspiration from the professional company’s 2013-14 season program, and features the well-known story of ‘Cinderella’. These performances introduce children to the full-length ballet version of the beloved…
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