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Checking in With MIM in Israel – Week 2!

January 28th, 2015

Jan. 22 Hi everyone! Hard to believe we left one week ago today!  It’s been another wonderful time in Israel. I’m staying with the same family I stayed with last year.  They have 3 girls, one who was in our 4th grade class last year and our 5th grade this year. The food is incredible in Israel.  Our latest special meal was at the home of the principal of Al-Salam, the Arab school located in Qalansawa where we teach 2 classes. The meal was a feast! To the left, you can see Maroof, the principal…
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Checking in With MIM in Israel!

January 21st, 2015

Checking in from the MIM Residency in Israel With Education Director Cat Studdard, MIM Teaching Artist, Katherine Smothers and MIM Music Supervisor, Blanton Bradley! Day 1 – Beit Itzhak-Sh’Ar, Central District     We were all smiles at the start of our first day as you can see below and we were even happier at the end of the day. Our students are great!  We met with the new principal at Beit Itzhak in the morning and she asked if we could have three days of performances beginning next Wednesday. We…
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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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