Sweet Bitter Love
World Premiere by Rex Wheeler
May 7 - 12, 2019
Richmond Ballet Studio Theatre
407 E. Canal St.
Richmond, VA 23219
Summerset (Cunningham/ Elgar)
Three couples take the stage in Ron Cunningham’s Summerset, set to the sumptuous music of Edward Elgar. First performed by Richmond Ballet in 1988, Summerset captivates audiences with its circular movements and dramatic lifts.
Sweet Bitter Love (de Lavallade/ Flack and Hathaway)
Sweet Bitter Love tells the story of a love affair that was not meant to be. With passionate choreography by Carmen de Lavallade set to heartbreaking lyrics sung by Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway, this duet highlights the strength, grace, and emotional depth of its dancers.
A World Premiere by Rex Wheeler
Familiar to audiences for Lenten Rose, which was a part of the 2015 New Works Festival, Rex Wheeler returns to create his first fully commissioned piece for Richmond Ballet. Wheeler’s new work is sure to bear the hallmarks of his unique choreographic style, displaying his profound ability to combine classicism with imagination and creativity.
The 2018-19 Studio Series is presented by
with additional support from
RICHMOND BALLET CHOREOGRAPHERS’ FUND
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