Studio One

Studio One

iNVERSION (Darrell Grand Moultrie)
Swipe (Val Caniparoli)

September 23-28, 2014

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

Studio One sees a world premiere from one of America’s most sought-after contemporary choreographers, Darrell Grand Moultrie, along with the return of Val Caniparoli’s popular Swipe, commissioned by Richmond Ballet in 2011.

A Juilliard graduate, Moultrie has choreographed for theater, ballet, and modern dance companies, and has become a leader in the commercial dance genre. Moultrie, who set a dynamic piece for the 2013 New Works Festival, brings his high-octane energy back to our Studio Theatre for a fully-produced, new work inspired by the lives of professional dancers. Weaving filmed interviews with company dancers into his plans for choreography and lighting, Moultrie’s dancer stories come to life in this 21st century ballet that embraces technology and cutting-edge design.

Caniparoli’s Swipe, complete with intricate choreography that pulls from the world of hip-hop as well as classical dance, returns to Richmond with its trademark causal cool. With the music of dueling violins – a mash-up of the classical and electronic music traditions – Swipe is a piece that pushes the boundaries of contemporary dance.


The 2014 – 2015 Studio Series is sponsored by

Altria - Richmond, VA

Studio One is also sponsored by


Major support for Darrell Grand Moultrie’s world premiere is provided by the

John A. Cable Foundation

with additional support from the

Richmond Ballet Choreographers’ Fund 




WEEKDAY PARKING: NO CHARGE:  Patrons attending weekday performances of Studio One (Tuesday through Friday) are welcome to park either in the lot across from the Ballet’s building in the “blue” spots closest to Canal Street or in the lot directly next to the Ballet’s building at no charge. As always, street parking is also available .

WEEKEND PARKING: $4.00 FEE: Please be reminded that there is a $4.00 charge for all parking in the lot across the street from the Ballet’s building for Saturday and Sunday’s performances of Studio One. There is a pay station located at 4th & Canal Streets that will accept both cash and credit cards. There is no longer an attendant manning the lot.

Please follow  the instructions on the pay station to pay either by credit card or with cash. Please note, the pay station machine does NOT give change. Street parking remains available.

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