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MIM Students Celebrate with “The Gift: Ecology In Motion”

April 26th, 2016

Minds In Motion‘s 2015-16 Culminating Performance! Join our 4th grade Minds In Motion (MIM) students in Richmond as they celebrate a yearlong study of ecology through dance. April 28, 5:30pm and 7:30pm (School Listing) April 29, 5:30pm and 7:30pm (School Listing) May 1, 3:30pm and 5:30pm (School Listing) The Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Arts Center  |  600 East Grace Street To reserve your complimentary tickets*, call the Richmond Ballet box office at 804.344.0906, ext. 224. Tickets also available prior to each show at the WILL CALL kiosk at the Carpenter Theatre. Featuring over 1300 students…
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Food for Thought

March 8th, 2016

  Let’s face it: practical ecology is a challenge. I don’t really like creepy crawly things all that much, and I know I’m not the only one. True, bugs are a crucial part of a healthy, vibrant ecosystem, but just…ugh. All those teeny legs just give me the heeby-jeebies. (And don’t get me started on spiders. Just, no.) Gardening with native plants is a more accessible concept, but I don’t really garden. Mostly, this is due to the fact that my horticultural skills are seriously lacking. There’s also the tiny…
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Ecology in Motion

January 7th, 2016

    Friday, February 19, 2016 5:00pm-8:00pm The Science Museum of Virginia Free and open to the public     Do you have aliens in your backyard? Come discover what alien plant species may inhabit your yard, discover how you can make your garden an ideal butterfly habitat, make your own grow and throw seed bombs, and visit live local animals at Ecology in Motion. Richmond Ballet, The Science Museum of Virginia, as well as many community partners present a FREE interactive and educational event, bringing a spotlight onto ecology,…
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MIM ENDS THE YEAR WITH “THE EMPEROR’S FLOWERS”

April 23rd, 2015

In Partnership with The Cultural Office of The Chinese Embassy and TowneBank, Esteemed Arts Program Celebrates Two Decades with a Touching Chinese Folktale Minds In Motion (MIM), Richmond Ballet’s arts education and outreach program, is excited to mark its 20th anniversary with the presentation of The Emperor’s Flowers, April 30-May 2 at Richmond CenterStage’s Carpenter Theatre. With the generous sponsorship of TowneBank, this year will be the third consecutive year that the Minds In Motion program will hold its year-end performances at the historic theatre. The performances will bring together…
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Strange and Beautiful Sounds…Part 1!

March 12th, 2015

Strange and Beautiful Sounds. Musical thoughts from our Minds In Motion accompanist Rachel! Part 1: One of my favorite things as a MIM musician has got to be the eclectic mix-tape that is our show’s playlist. Anything goes—from Beatles to bluegrass, big band numbers to Broadway, and even that one year where it was all Bartok and the Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah. It’s so much fun to introduce our dancers (and occasionally ourselves) to music that they (or we) wouldn’t normally ever interact with. Sometimes it’s classical, sometimes it’s…
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