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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Ecology in Motion

January 7th, 2016

    Friday, February 19, 2016 5:00pm-8:00pm The Science Museum of Virginia Free and open to the public     Do you have aliens in your backyard? Come discover what alien plant species may inhabit your yard, discover how you can make your garden an ideal butterfly habitat, make your own grow and throw seed bombs, and visit live local animals at Ecology in Motion. Richmond Ballet, The Science Museum of Virginia, as well as many community partners present a FREE interactive and educational event, bringing a spotlight onto ecology,…
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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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