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Auditions and Macadamia Nuts

November 26th, 2014

As our Minds In Motion 4th graders prepare for their Team XL auditions, Ira White, RBII Company member, recounts his journey through his Team XL audition! Ira began dancing through Minds In Motion! He was a 4th grader at Mary Munford where Katherine Smothers sparked his interest in dancing! Team XL is the successful after-school scholarship class for Minds In Motion students, attended weekly by select dancers from each of the nineteen schools.  This program is offered free-of-charge and has enabled a number of students to make a transition to…
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MIM, Franklin Federal Present “Jamestown: Unearthing A New World”

April 7th, 2014

MINDS IN MOTION, FRANKLIN FEDERAL PRESENT JAMESTOWN: UNEARTHING A NEW WORLD  Outreach Organizations Team Up to Bring Public Art to Downtown Richmond   Richmond, VA – Minds In Motion, Richmond Ballet’s arts education and outreach program, is pleased to welcome Franklin Federal Savings Bank as the title sponsor for the program’s year-end performances, Jamestown: Unearthing a New World, May 1-4, 2014, at the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage. Franklin Federal earned the distinction of title sponsor with a generous gift through the bank’s foundation, The Franklin Federal Foundation,now the single, largest gift…
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Gov. McAuliffe Announces Richmond Ballet’s 2015 Tour to China

March 19th, 2014

Commonwealth of Virginia Office of Governor Terry McAuliffe McAuliffe Announces Richmond Ballet to Perform at 2015 ‘Meet in Beijing’ Festival  ~Road to China to include a year-long series of cultural exchange programs as well as multi-city tour in China~ RICHMOND– Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that the Richmond Ballet, The State Ballet of Virginia, has accepted an invitation to perform at the 15th Annual ‘Meet in Beijing’ Arts Festival in Beijing, China at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in May 2015. The trip will mark the Ballet’s first…
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Seeking the Sacred in Dance Returns April 24

January 20th, 2014

“The creative urge is the demon that will not accept anything second rate. Dance may well be the awesome holy act of perfection. We are each born with a body and a soul and we spend our lives perfecting our instruments – whatever they may be for each of us.”                                                                                …
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Welcome to Minds in Motion!

September 27th, 2013

  Welcome to Minds In Motion!   Richmond Ballet’s Minds In Motion (MIM) program has kicked off its first week of the year in Richmond with a bang. 1,415 students were taught, in 59 classes throughout the course of the week, their very first Minds In Motion class. Depending on who you asked, preconceptions of the program involved concerns about taking a ballet class (MIM is a pedestrian based movement which uses similar anatomical concepts, but is most certainly not ballet), to excitement from knowing a friend or a family…
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