Liebeslieder Walzer (George Balanchine)
April 14–19, 2015
Richmond Ballet Studio Theatre
407 E. Canal St.
Richmond, VA 23219
Back by popular demand. Elegant ballrooms come to life in George Balanchine’s romantic Liebeslieder Walzer, a beloved ballet that spans both the temporal and the ethereal worlds. Balanchine’s choreography explores the relationships that develop between four couples, who appear first in traditional, 19th century ballroom attire and then later in romantic tutus and tuxedos as the on-stage action transforms from a courtly dance between men and women to an emotional connection between souls.
Set to two books of vocal waltzes by Johannes Brahms, Liebeslieder Walzer is an intimate ballet, with touching duets, that effortlessly creates layered characters who both struggle to be with and without one another.
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