Studio One

Studio One

Portrait of Billie
A World Premiere by Ma Cong

September 19 - 24, 2017

Richmond Ballet Studio Theatre
407 E. Canal St.
Richmond, VA 23219

Portrait of Billie (Butler/ Holiday)

A poised and elegant duet that depicts the pathos of famed blues singer Billie Holiday. Butler’s choreography brings her vividly to life in this portrayal of Billie’s public glory along with her private demons, culminating when her lover joins her and their passion ignites and leads to forsakenness, dissatisfaction, and rejection.

Tarantella (Balanchine/ Gottschalk arr. Kay)

The nimble quickness of Tarantella provides a virtuosic showcase. With the profusion of steps and the quick changes of direction, this brief but explosive pas de deux typifies the ways in which Balanchine expanded the traditional vocabulary of classical dance.

A World Premiere by Ma Cong

The Chinese-born choreographer returns to set his fourth Company-commissioned work for our Studio Theatre audiences after the recent overwhelming success of his Lift The Fallen.


The 2017-18 Studio Series is presented by

with additional support from

and our 2017-2018 media sponsor


Richmond Ballet, The State Ballet of Virginia, receives support from the Virginia Commission for the Arts
and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Richmond Ballet also receives support from CultureWorks & The Arts and Cultural Funding Consortium



Tickets / Showtimes

Sep 20, 2017 6:30 pm
Sep 21, 2017 6:30 pm
Sep 22, 2017 6:30 pm
Sep 22, 2017 8:30 pm
Sep 23, 2017 6:30 pm
Sep 23, 2017 8:30 pm
Sep 24, 2017 2:00 pm
Sep 24, 2017 4:00 pm

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