Virginia Arts Festival to Welcome Dance Theatre of Harlem & Richard Alston Dance Company in May
The Virginia Arts Festival presents Dance Theatre of Harlem on May 17 and 18 in Norfolk and Richard Alston Dance Company on May 21 and 23 in Norfolk and Williamsburg in this year's Dance Series. The 2014 Festival features two world-class companies who have rewritten the rules for these art forms.
Dance Theatre of Harlem with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and Virginia Chorale will present Robert Garland's new work Gloria with Choreography by Robert Garland, Music by Francis Poulenc; Far But Close, Choreography by John Alleyne, Music by Daniel Bernard Roumainand ; Return with Choreography by Robert Garland and Music by Aretha Franklin and James Brown on MAY 17 and Gloria , Glinka Pas de Trois, Choreography: by George Balanchine and Music by Mikhail Glinka; The Lark Ascending ,Choreography by Alvin Ailey and Return on MAY 18.
Richard Alston Dance Company on May 21 & 23 will present The Devil in the Detail, with Choreography: Richard Alston, Music: Scott Joplin Maple Leaf Rag, Stoptime Rag, Cascades, The Ragtime Dance, The Entertainer, A Strenuous Life, Original Rag; Shimmer with Choreography: Richard Alston and Music: Maurice Ravel Sonatine , Oiseax Tristes, une Barque sur l'Ocean, La Vallee des Cloches from Miroirs and Les Illuminations with Choreography: Richard Alston and Music: Benjamin Britten.