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A World Premiere by Katarzyna Skarpetowska (Skarpetowska/TBA)
Recently named one of Dance Magazine’s ’25 To Watch’ in 2016, Katarzyna Skarpetowska left Richmond audiences in awe with her work, Polaris, a cosmically-infused ballet that premiered as part of our 2015 New Works Festival. A well-travelled, New York-based choreographer, Skarpetowska’s contemporary style combines ballet and modern dance to create movements that are wonderfully original and organic in nature. Her choreography for the Parsons Dance Company recently graced the stage of the legendary Joyce Theater, and now, with a new, full-length project in Russia with Lar Lubavitch in the works, Skarpetowska has become one of the dance world’s highly sought-after artists. In returning to Richmond Ballet, Skarpetowska’s attention to the craft of choreography combined with her seamless movement style are certain to create another work that will leave our audiences amazed.
A Tribute (to Marcel Marceau & Bip) (Burn/Drigo)
Malcolm Burn’s delightfully darling tribute to legendary mime Marcel Marceau began as a short piece for the New Works Festival which was later fully-produced due to its popularity. This season, this charming ballet returns to honor Marceau and his many faces. Set to the music of Ricardo Drigo, Burn’s always studied and layered classical choreography takes on a comedic tone in Tribute, this light-hearted work for five dancers.