30th Anniversary Celebration

30th Anniversary Celebration

Serenade (Balanchine/Tchaikovsky)
Fancy Free (Robbins/Bernstein)
The Rite of Spring** (Aiello/Stravinsky)

November 1-3, 2013

Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage
600 East Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Special $30 tickets for our 30th Anniversary!

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With its fluid movement and high emotion, the neoclassical Serenade was the first piece George Balanchine created in the United States. This milestone in the history of dance is set to the grand, expressive music of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The ballet’s 28 dancers perform in blue costumes against a blue background, creating a visual that is truly memorable.

Fancy Free, the first ballet choreographed by the renowned Jerome Robbins, is a lively work filled with sailors, fistfights and fun. This popular ballet with music by Leonard Bernstein – set in a bar and the outside sidewalk in wartime New York City – was the basis for the movie On The Town, starring Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly.

Originally choreographed by Nijinsky and scored by Stravinsky, The Rite of Spring celebrates its 100th year in 2013. The ballet’s avant-garde music and choreography reportedly caused a near riot in the audience when it was first performed in Paris. Today, it is recognized as the ballet that changed music and dance forever. Richmond Ballet will perform the version of The Rite of Spring created in 1993 with choreography by Salvatore Aiello. **The Rite of Spring contains mature subject matter. Not recommended for young audiences.


–  Join us for a special pre-performance discussion one hour before EACH show, as Ballet Master Jerri Kumery and University of Richmond music professor Jennifer Cable give us a special insight into the making of The Rite of Spring, while Robbins Rights Trust répétiteur Philip Neal talks all about his experiences of working on Fancy Free with master choreographer Jerome Robbins himself!  –

The Carpenter Theatre  |  Nov. 1, 6 PM  |  Nov. 2, 6 PM  |  Nov. 3, 1 PM




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3oth Anniversary Celebration is sponsored by

Altria - Richmond, VA

Hunton & Williams

The Whitfield Foundation


With major support from

E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation


With additional support from

John A. Cable Foundation

Wilbur Moreland Havens Charitable Foundation

Jerome Robbins Foundation



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