General News

TRAVELOGUE! Richmond Ballet in China – ‘Meet In Beijing’ Arts Festival

June 1st, 2015

We opened our performances in China at the National Centre for the Performing Arts on May 22nd to a full house, and closed with thunderous applause from Chinese audiences in Beijing. What a great way to start off the tour!! Made in The USA: Traditions & Innovations   Featuring Swipe (pictured here) Choreography by Val Caniparoli Music by Gabriel Prokofiev Costume Design by Sandra Woodall Original Lighting Design by MK Stewart After Eden (pictured here) Choreography by John Butler Music by Lee Hoiby Costume Design by John Butler Original Lighting Design…
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TRAVELOGUE! Richmond Ballet in China – WEEK 1

June 1st, 2015

Travels in China! Week 1! And check out the photos from our opening performances in Beijing, at the National Centre for the Performing Arts! PHOTOS.      

“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


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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