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Shira Lanyi Returns for Don Quixote

January 23rd, 2015

Former Richmond Ballet Dancer Currently Dances with Israel Ballet  Richmond Ballet is delighted to announce that Shira Lanyi, on leave this season from Richmond Ballet, will return from Israel for the company’s upcoming performances of Nicolas Beriozoff’s Don Quixote. Ms. Lanyi will remain in Richmond for the duration of the Don Quixote production before going back to the Israel Ballet to complete her season overseas.  Ms. Lanyi is scheduled to perform the role of ‘Queen of the Dryads’ for all three performances, and will join the company for regular classes…
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Sizzling “Don Quixote” Opens Feb. 20; Chinese Guest Artists to Star

January 15th, 2015

Full-Length Ballet to Feature Two Principal Dancers from the National Ballet of China in Lead Roles PURCHASE TICKETS! Richmond Ballet is pleased to welcome one of the world’s most popular ballets back to the River City, as Nicolas Beriozoff’s Don Quixote, presented by Morgan Stanley, is set to run February 20 through 22 at the Carpenter Theatre. It is also with great anticipation that Richmond Ballet prepares to welcome two principal dancers from the National Ballet of China, Wang Ye and Ma Xiaodong who are scheduled to perform the ballet’s lead roles. Ms.…
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In Rehearsal: Carmina Burana

October 16th, 2014

“Shout the movement.” Ballet Master Malcolm Burn is in the midst of yet another rehearsal for John Butler’s Carmina Burana. This afternoon, he’s running the work’s ‘Bacchanal’ section, and in so doing, he’s addressing the full company on matters of excess, temptation, and indulgence. Just another Wednesday afternoon these days. “There are no inhibitions, be a little free” he says. He’s very quick to demonstrate the choreography in this rehearsal, imparting the knowledge he learned directly from Butler himself. “You have to shout the movement.” He’s asking that the dancers…
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Carmina Burana Returns; SRB Celebrates 40 Years

October 2nd, 2014

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CARMINA BURANA RETURNS TO THE CARPENTER THEATRE WITH FULL SYMPHONY AND CHORUS Butler’s controversial spectacle will be staged alongside Balanchine’s Mozartiana and Winslett’s own Danse Macabre in celebration of 40 Years of The School of Richmond Ballet One of the most popular works from the Richmond Ballet repertory returns to the Carpenter Theatre this Halloween as Richmond Ballet presents John Butler’s impassioned masterwork, Carmina Burana, alongside George Balanchine’s Mozartiana and Stoner Winslett’s Danse Macabre, for the company’s second consecutive year of full-length repertory programs, October 31-November 2, 2014. Mozartiana and Danse Macabre will…
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In Rehearsal: ‘iNVERSION’ Has A Voice

September 3rd, 2014

“This is who I am.” The voice of dancer Thomas Ragland lingers as it comes through the sound system of the Gibson Studio on the 3rd floor of Richmond Ballet’s downtown building. Along with the soft buzz of the speakers, the only other sounds to fill the space are the syncopated breaths of the dancers, exaggerated for effect, as they move and the tug of their canvas ballet slippers against the Marley floor. The steps, done to a silent count, are rich and full, and cover the entire span of what will…
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