Fancy Free (Robbins/Bernstein)
World Premiere (Caniparoli/TBA)
Sept 29 - Oct 4, 2015
Richmond Ballet Studio Theatre
407 E. Canal St.
Richmond, VA 23219
As the inspiration for the hit movie On the Town, starring Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly, Jerome Robbins’ Fancy Free still stands as one the most popular works in the American dance and musical theater catalogue. Fancy Free marked the first collaboration of many between Robbins and Leonard Bernstein, the legendary American composer, and tells the lively story of three sailors on shore-leave during wartime New York City. Famous for its jazzy, high-energy and humorous choreography, Fancy Free became an instant success after its premiere in 1944, helping to establish Robbins as a powerful force in the American dance world.
San Francisco-based choreographer Val Caniparoli is set to create his sixth original work for Richmond Ballet. Following the tremendous success of works such as Swipe – which the Company performed on both of its highly-acclaimed international tours – Caniparoli’s new work is sure to bear the hallmarks of his signature choreographic style, with touches of silky grace, an angular pulse, and mix of precision and comfortable ease.
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PARKING AT OUR STUDIO THEATRE:
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.