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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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VIDEO: Stoner Winslett Welcomes You to The 2014-15 Season

August 26th, 2014

A conversation with Stoner Winslett, Richmond Ballet Artistic Director, as she previews the 2014-15 season. Richmond Ballet’s 2014-15 season will feature the return of one of the most popular pieces from the Ballet’s repertory in Carmina Burana, John Butler’s impassioned masterwork, set to Carl Orff’s musical triumph of the same name, a special 40th anniversary celebration for The School of Richmond Ballet, as well as Nicolas Beriozoff’s Don Quixote, The Nutcracker, five world premiere works, George Balanchine’s elegant Liebeslieder Walzer and more!

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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