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New Works Festival Returns to Richmond

February 28th, 2014

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Festival to feature international choreographers, Richmond Ballet’s own Stewart - TICKETS - Richmond, VA – Richmond Ballet is pleased to announce the return of the New Works Festival, the second installment of the Ballet’s 2013-2014 Studio Series. The Festival – which will present four, new works in progress this season – is set to debut March 25-30, 2013, at the Ballet’s downtown Studio Theatre. This year’s Festival will feature the work of four contemporary ballet choreographers including former New York City Ballet dancer Melissa Barak, the classically trained Canadian-native Peter Quanz, the…
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#BalletBlingRB in #RVA

January 27th, 2014

In celebration of Richmond Ballet’s upcoming production of Cinderella, we’re inviting YOU to participate in a fun new promotion! We all know the story of how Cinderella loses her sparkling, glass slipper while fleeing from the Prince’s Ball at the stroke of midnight, right? And, we all know what happens next too, as the handsome prince swears to marry the beautiful maiden who left the shoe behind, and of course, they’ll all live happily ever after. Classic. But we have our own version here in Richmond. From January 17 through…
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In Studio: Malcolm Burn and Cinderella

January 21st, 2014

It’s Tuesday, and Malcolm Burn, Ballet Master at Richmond Ballet, dressed in his regular black t-shirt and jeans, walks into the Gibson Studio. It’s a small group this afternoon, just his Cinderellas and their Princes. With their flowing practice skirts cinched around their waists, Maggie Small and Valerie Tellmann make last minute adjustments to their ribbons and shoes. Marty Davis and Fernando Sabino stretch their arms across their bodies and behind their backs as they chat quietly. Burn removes his loose wrist watch, places it in his small, grey-green duffle bag,…
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Happy New Year!

December 26th, 2013

We hope you enjoyed The Nutcracker! Visit our Facebook page to tell us how you liked the performances. And while you’re there, check out all our great videos, including interviews with The Russian Bear, The Mouse King and our Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier.

To Me, It’s Like Breathing: Jerri Kumery and “The Rite of Spring”

October 16th, 2013

“To me, it’s like breathing,” says Ballet Master Jerri Kumery, when talking about Salvatore Aiello’s The Rite of Spring. Kumery, who is lovingly setting Aiello’s masterful interpretation of The Rite of Spring for Richmond Ballet’s 30th Anniversary performance, is proud and honored to bring her unique perspective on this powerful ballet to Richmond. Kumery worked closely with Aiello on the ballet’s creation during the early 1990’s, and since Aiello’s death in 1995, Kumery has become the curator of his works. Kumery’s description of The Rite of Spring is passionate and eloquent,…
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