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Live Dance Documentary Combines Ballet with Video to Open the 2014-15 Season

August 20th, 2014

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Darrell Grand Moultrie to create a world premiere “live dance documentary” as spoken-word dancer interviews take center stage alongside Swipe Two contemporary ballets are set to open the 2014-15 season for Richmond Ballet, as Studio One features the world premiere of iNVERSION, a multimedia dance work from New York-based choreographer Darrell Grand Moultrie and the return of Val Caniparoli’s highly successful Swipe, originally commissioned by Richmond Ballet in 2011. Mr. Moultrie, who was first invited to choreograph for Richmond Ballet during the 2013 New Works Festival, returns to Richmond with…
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Richmond Ballet II To Make Wolf Trap Debut

June 19th, 2014

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RICHMOND BALLET II TO MAKE WOLF TRAP DEBUT Company Set to Perform at Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods at Prestigious Outdoor Venue Richmond Ballet II (RBII), the second company for Richmond Ballet, The State Ballet of Virginia, is set to make its Wolf Trap debut, performing at the outdoor, Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods, June 25 and 26, 2014. The company plans to present its popular interactive children’s performance, which pulls its inspiration from the professional company’s 2013-14 season program, and features the well-known story of ‘Cinderella’. These performances introduce children to the full-length ballet version of the beloved…
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Behind The Scenes with Ma Cong: “Lift The Fallen”

April 29th, 2014

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Chinese-born choreographer Ma Cong returned to Richmond for two weeks in April to begin work on his new ballet, Lift The Fallen. Within that short period, the Richmond Ballet dancers learned the entirety of the new work, setting the stage for a brilliant Studio Three. Take a look behind the scenes as Ma Cong rehearses the dancers for Lift The Fallen.   Rehearsal this morning calls for work on the ballet’s opening pas de deux. The studio is largely empty, save for the small handful of dancers who will be…
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Studio Three To Close Out 30th Anniversary Season

April 15th, 2014

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  STUDIO THREE TO CLOSE OUT 30th ANNIVERSARY SEASON Final Studio Series Installment to Include a World Premiere from Ma Cong, Jessica Lang’s Lines Squared Richmond, VA – Richmond Ballet is pleased to welcome back choreographers Jessica Lang and Ma Cong, as Ms. Lang’s Lines Squared and Mr. Cong’s world premiere work, Lift The Fallen, will close out the Ballet’s 30th Anniversary season, at the company’s downtown Studio Theatre, May 13-18, 2014. Lines Squared, returning to the Richmond Ballet stage for the first time since its premiere in November of…
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2014-15 Season Announced

April 11th, 2014

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RICHMOND BALLET ANNOUNCES 2014-15 SEASON Carmina Burana returns to the Carpenter Theatre as classics, contemporary favorites round out a season that concludes in Beijing   Richmond, VA – Richmond Ballet is pleased to announce the line-up for the 2014-15 season, a season that will include a three-production residency at the Carpenter Theatre beginning in late October, as well as a three-part Studio Series that will once again open the season beginning in September. The 2014-15 season will feature the return of one of the most popular pieces from the Ballet’s…
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