Minds in Motion News

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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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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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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