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New Sets and Costumes Take Center Stage for “The Nutcracker”

November 16th, 2015

  RICHMOND’S FAVORITE HOLIDAY TRADITION, RICHMOND BALLET THE NUTCRACKER, ARRIVES THIS DECEMBER IN A NEW SWAN SLEIGH TICKETS A magical swan sleigh, gliding across the stage; a sparkling collection of new costumes; and a ‘Heavenly’ new scene: the 2015 production of Richmond Ballet The Nutcracker will feature never-before-seen production elements envisioned by Richmond Ballet Artistic Director Stoner Winslett. Debuting on December 11, the production’s opening night at the Carpenter Theatre, these magical additions will take the stage after over a year in production. The Ballet’s highly-acclaimed version of the holiday…
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VIDEO: The New Look of ‘Windows IV’

November 5th, 2015

  Costumes for ‘Windows IV’ get an Update for 2015 Costume Director Emily DeAngelis takes you into the Richmond Ballet Costume Shop, and explains why the costume designs for the fourth section of Stoner Winslett’s work, Windows, are getting an update for 2015.   WINDOWS        Choreography by Stoner Winslett  | Variations the Theme from Paganini’s 24th Caprice for Violin by Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Blacher, and Romeo THE FOUR TEMPERAMENTS     Choreography by George Balanchine  |  Music by Paul Hindemith TICKETS Saturday, November 7, 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm…
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VIDEO: Which Temperament Are You?

November 4th, 2015

  Which Temperament Are You?  Inspired by the ancient belief in the four psychological humors which, in varying levels, determine a person’s temperament, George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments was the first of the master’s sparse, “black and white ballets,” and was quickly recognized as a pivotal work when it premiered in 1946. Educator Roberto Trostli spoke to our dancers, describing how each temperament manifests itself in our personalities. From the “Choleric” to the “Phelgmatic”, and from the “Melancholic” to the “Sanguinic”, which one might you be? WATCH Mr. Trostli’s discussion of the…
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“It’s What This Company Stands For”

October 29th, 2015

  The full-length Windows returns to Richmond CenterStage’s Carpenter Theatre this November. Hear Artistic Director Stoner Winslett  introduce her signature work, which will also celebrate her 35th anniversary with the Company this season. Go behind the scenes of a Windows rehearsal!     WINDOWS  |  TICKETS      Choreography by Stoner Winslett  | Variations the Theme from Paganini’s 24th Caprice for Violin by Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Blacher, and Romeo THE FOUR TEMPERAMENTS     Choreography by George Balanchine  |  Music by Paul Hindemith   Saturday, November 7, 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm…
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THE FOUR TEMPERAMENTS PAIRS WITH STONER WINSLETT’S SIGNATURE WORK, WINDOWS

October 12th, 2015

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Windows Marks Stoner Winslett’s 35 Years as Richmond Ballet Artistic Director TICKETS  Richmond Ballet is pleased to announce that, for the third consecutive season, repertory programs will begin the Company’s three-show residency at the Carpenter Theatre, with Stoner Winslett’s full-length Windows and George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments running November 7-8, 2015. All three performances will feature the entire professional company and second company, as well as trainees from The School of Richmond Ballet. With a highly anticipated return to the Carpenter Theatre stage, Windows, complete with all four sections, will…
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