Richmond Ballet News

“Along the Road to China…” (VIDEO)

May 11th, 2015

On the evening of February 28th, many friends of Richmond Ballet gathered to celebrate our Road to China program in high style. Guests, including Gov. Terry McAuliffe and dignitaries from the Chinese Embassy in Washington, DC, were treated to a special video about this great cultural exchange that we have been working on all year along. In the words of Artistic Director Stoner Winslett, “we are honored to walk this road, and to use dance as our compass and as a means for our heartfelt message, all along this Road to China.”

See the program that we will be taking to China, Made in The USA: Traditions & Innovations, at the Ballet’s Studio Theatre, with four Road to China preview performances, May 12-15, 2015. The program will feature four short works, including two ballets by iconic American choreographers, Valse Fantaisie by George Balanchine and After Eden by John Butler; and two ballets commissioned and premiered by Richmond Ballet, Swipe by Val Caniparoli, and Lift The Fallen by Ma Cong.

TICKETS  |  Read more about Made in The USA: Traditions & Innovations.

The company is scheduled to perform this program at the 15th annual ‘Meet in Beijing’ Arts Festival at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing; in Dezhou, at the Dezhou Grand Theatre; in Jinan at the Shandong Grand Theatre; and finally in Shanghai at the Shanghai Grand Theatre while touring in China.



Road to China Preview Performances  |  TICKETS START AT $20.00

Featuring the mixed repertory touring program, Made in The USA: Traditions & Innovations

Richmond Ballet Studio Theatre  |  407 E. Canal Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219

Tuesday, May 12, 6:30 pm (includes a farewell reception for Shira Lanyi)  |  TICKETS

Wednesday, May 13, 6:30 pm

Thursday, May 14, 6:30 pm

Friday, May 15, 6:30 pm

Tickets available at, by calling 1.800.514.3849,

or through the Richmond Ballet Box Office at 407 E. Canal Street

RTC Preview Sponsors



Featured Choreography: Lift The Fallen by Ma Cong.

Lift The Fallen Music: “The Twins (Prague)” and “Last Days” written by Max Richter. Courtesy of: Universal – PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. on behalf of BeeBop Music. Music by Max Richter, taken from the album Memoryhouse. Used courtesy of BBC Worldwide.

Lift The Fallen Costumes by Rebecca Baygents Turk.

Lift The Fallen Lighting and Scenery Design by MK Stewart.

Produced by Louis Handler, for Richmond Ballet. For additional video information, including photo credits, please contact


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