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Food for Thought

March 8th, 2016

  Let’s face it: practical ecology is a challenge. I don’t really like creepy crawly things all that much, and I know I’m not the only one. True, bugs are a crucial part of a healthy, vibrant ecosystem, but just…ugh. All those teeny legs just give me the heeby-jeebies. (And don’t get me started on spiders. Just, no.) Gardening with native plants is a more accessible concept, but I don’t really garden. Mostly, this is due to the fact that my horticultural skills are seriously lacking. There’s also the tiny…
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Edgar Zendejas Leads The Company’s Return to the Studio Theatre

February 26th, 2016

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Popular Studio Series Picks Up with Classic and Contemporary Works by Stoner Winslett and Edgar Zendejas MARCH 15-20, 2016  |  RICHMOND BALLET STUDIO THEATRE  |  TICKETS Richmond Ballet is pleased to announce that the Company will return to its own Studio Theatre with Studio Two, featuring Artistic Director Stoner Winslett’s Echoing Past and Realms of Amber, a world premiere work from Mexican-born choreographer, Edgar Zendejas. Studio Two, the second offering from this year’s popular Studio Theatre Series, runs March 15-20, 2016. Edgar Zendejas will take up residence in Richmond once…
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Spotlight on: Cody Beaton

February 10th, 2016

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  Cody Beaton is having one amazing season with the Richmond Ballet. After taking on both the athletic ‘Sanguinic’ variation in George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments alongside Trevor Davis, the stunning classical pas de deux in Stoner’s Winslett’s Windows II with Fernando Sabino during the fall repertory show, and dancing as one of the Company’s beloved Sugar Plum Fairies in The Nutcracker, she’s now preparing for a new kind of role: that of Juliet Capulet. She’s set to step into the coveted role in Malcolm Burn’s version of Romeo &…
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ROMEO & JULIET HEADLINES VALENTINE’S DAY WEEKEND IN RICHMOND

January 26th, 2016

  Shakespeare’s timeless tale of love and hate comes to life with Malcolm Burn’s beloved choreography TICKETS  |  FEB. 12-14 The Carpenter Theatre Returning just in time for the Valentine’s Day weekend, Richmond Ballet is pleased to present Romeo & Juliet, with choreography by the Company’s own Ballet Master, Malcolm Burn, and Sergei Prokofiev’s romantic score, running February 12-14, at the Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Arts Center (formerly Richmond CenterStage). The Ballet welcomes the Richmond Symphony once again this season, which, under the baton of guest conductor Ron Matson, will…
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RVA Loves R&J Festival Kicks Off This February

January 15th, 2016

Two of Virginia’s top performing arts organizations are partnering this February with the Virginia Wine Expo to celebrate a special week for lovers of opera, ballet, Shakespeare, and wine.  Shakespeare’s timeless tale, Romeo & Juliet provides the inspiration.  RVA Loves R&J Festival (February 12-21) gives lovers of varied artistic and culinary tastes a reason to make Richmond an important destination.  Virginia Opera and Richmond Ballet are each mounting productions that will capture the essence of heartbreaking young love and provide provocative insight into William Shakespeare’s original play.  The Virginia Wine…
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