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LIEBESLIEDER WALZER WILL MARK A SPECIAL FAREWELL

March 19th, 2015

Studio Three performances will close the regular season in Richmond,as Phillip Skaggs says good-bye with a Choreographers’ Club Night on April 14 TICKETS   George Balanchine’s elegant Liebeslieder Walzer (“Love Song Waltzes”), the most popular Studio Theatre production in Richmond Ballet history, returns to Richmond, April 14-19, to mark both the conclusion of the 2014-15 regular season, and to celebrate Phillip Skaggs as he retires from the stage this year. As is custom with Liebeslieder Walzer, the dancers will be joined on stage by six musicians – two pianists and four…
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Strange and Beautiful Sounds…Part 1!

March 12th, 2015

Strange and Beautiful Sounds. Musical thoughts from our Minds In Motion accompanist Rachel! Part 1: One of my favorite things as a MIM musician has got to be the eclectic mix-tape that is our show’s playlist. Anything goes—from Beatles to bluegrass, big band numbers to Broadway, and even that one year where it was all Bartok and the Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah. It’s so much fun to introduce our dancers (and occasionally ourselves) to music that they (or we) wouldn’t normally ever interact with. Sometimes it’s classical, sometimes it’s…
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Valerie Tellmann on TLC’s ‘Say Yes to the Dress’

March 4th, 2015

Richmond Ballet is delighted to announce that dancer Valerie Tellmann will be featured on TLC’s nationally-syndicated show, ‘Say Yes to the Dress’, on March 6th, 2015, at 10:30pm EST. Valerie will be joined by fellow dancers Maggie Small and Lauren Fagone, along with her members of her immediate family and a small number of close friends. She will be one of three or four brides featured, as per the show’s typical format.   WHEN:           Friday, March 6, 10:30 pm, Eastern Standard Time. (Please note that broadcast schedules are always subject…
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Company Returns to Studio Theatre with the New Works Festival

February 27th, 2015

Popular festival features four choreographers, including current dance professionals and the Ballet’s own Matthew Frain in collaboration with D. Randall Blythe  PURCHASE TICKETS Richmond Ballet is pleased to announce the return of the New Works Festival, the second installment of the Ballet’s 2014-2015 Studio Series. The Festival – which will present four, new works in progress – is set to run March 17-22, 2015, at the Ballet’s downtown Studio Theatre. This year’s Festival will feature the work of four contemporary ballet choreographers including Matthew Frain, a third year company member…
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“Richmond Will Always Be My Home…”

February 20th, 2015

I made Aliyah from Richmond to Israel, August of this past year with a heavy heart and an uncertainty of how my life would look just a few months later. I preceded my mother and father who were in Los Angeles at UCLA receiving treatment for the glioblastoma that would eventually take my mother’s life. I waited and waited for them, figuring out how to navigate this fascinating, although inherently difficult country with the support of my big sister in Jerusalem. As soon as I landed at Ben Gurion airport,…
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