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VIDEO: Which Temperament Are You?

November 4th, 2015


Which Temperament Are You? 

Inspired by the ancient belief in the four psychological humors which, in varying levels, determine a person’s temperament, George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments was the first of the master’s sparse, “black and white ballets,” and was quickly recognized as a pivotal work when it premiered in 1946.

Educator Roberto Trostli spoke to our dancers, describing how each temperament manifests itself in our personalities. From the “Choleric” to the “Phelgmatic”, and from the “Melancholic” to the “Sanguinic”, which one might you be?

WATCH Mr. Trostli’s discussion of the “Choleric” and “Phelgmatic” temperaments, and check our website in the coming days to learn more about the remaining two.



     Choreography by Stoner Winslett  | Variations the Theme from Paganini’s 24th Caprice for Violin by Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Blacher, and Romeo


    Choreography by George Balanchine  |  Music by Paul Hindemith


Saturday, November 7, 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Sunday, November 8, 2:00 pm


Richmond CenterStage’s Carpenter Theatre  |  600 E. Grace Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219


Tickets start at $20.00. Tickets available at, by calling 1.800.514.3849, or through the Richmond Ballet Box Office at 407 E. Canal Street.





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