35th Anniversary Celebration
Circus Polka (Robbins/ Stravinsky)
Who Cares? (Balanchine/ Gershwin)
plus highlights from the past 34 years
September 28 - 29, 2018
Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Energy Center
600 East Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23219
with Richmond Symphony
Commemorate the past, celebrate the moment, and toast to the future when we kick off our 35th Anniversary Season! As George Balanchine was famously quoted, “but first a school,” there is no better way to begin our celebration than with the foundation of the Company in mind. Honoring the School of Richmond Ballet, we open with Jerome Robbins’ Circus Polka, a lively piece featuring 48 students and a dapper ringmaster. The performance continues with a retrospective of the journey the Company has taken since its inception. Performing favorite moments from seasons past, the dancers will lead the audience through a rich history of works that have brought Richmond Ballet to where it is today. The evening closes with Balanchine’s salute to New York City, Who Cares?, a gleeful romp performed to such Gershwin classics as “’S Wonderful,” “Embraceable You,” and “I Got Rhythm.” Watch as the dancers pop and sparkle their way into a night of celebration!
Live orchestration made possible by
E. RHODES AND LEONA B. CARPENTER FOUNDATION
Richmond Ballet, The State Ballet of Virginia, receives support from the Virginia Commission for the Arts
and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Richmond Ballet also receives support from CultureWorks & The Arts and Cultural Funding Consortium