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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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MIM, Franklin Federal Present “Jamestown: Unearthing A New World”

April 7th, 2014

MINDS IN MOTION, FRANKLIN FEDERAL PRESENT JAMESTOWN: UNEARTHING A NEW WORLD  Outreach Organizations Team Up to Bring Public Art to Downtown Richmond   Richmond, VA – Minds In Motion, Richmond Ballet’s arts education and outreach program, is pleased to welcome Franklin Federal Savings Bank as the title sponsor for the program’s year-end performances, Jamestown: Unearthing a New World, May 1-4, 2014, at the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage. Franklin Federal earned the distinction of title sponsor with a generous gift through the bank’s foundation, The Franklin Federal Foundation,now the single, largest gift…
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