BWW Review: Richmond Ballet New Works FestivalBWW Review: Richmond Ballet New Works Festival
by Melia Kraus-har - Mar 29, 2018

ichmond Ballet's decade-long running New Works Festival included pieces by Francesca Harper, Tom Mattingly, Mariana Oliveira, and Bradley Shelver. Each choreographer received twenty-five rehearsal hours to create a new work on the company. Shelver described the process (in a pre-performance video introduction) as condensing the intimacy and knowledge of a “ten year relationship into one week.” (more...)

THE RITE OF SPRING & More Set for Richmond Ballet's 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2013

Richmond Ballet is pleased to announce the line-up for the 30th Anniversary Celebration performance, debuting at the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage, November 1-3, 2013. This special performance, celebrating the Ballet's 30 years as a professional company will feature George Balanchine's Serenade, the company premiere of Jerome Robbins's Fancy Free and Salvatore Aiello's The Rite of Spring. Serenade, George Balanchine's famous blue, neo-classical work – his first ballet to be choreographed in America – marked a turning point in the history of American ballet. Fancy Free, the inspiration for the film On The Town, signaled that Robbins was to be one of the most influential American choreographers of the 20th century. The Rite of Spring, the groundbreaking ballet set to the music by Igor Stravinsky, is now celebrating its centennial year, and returns to the Richmond Ballet repertory after a highly successful run at the Virginia Arts Festival in May of 2013. (more...)

Photo Flash: Virginia Arts Festival Celebrates 100th Anniversary of THE RITE OF SPRING
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2013

The Virginia Arts Festival made-and remade-history on May 29. That's when the Festival celebrated the 100th anniversary of the world premiere of The Rite of Spring, Igor Stravinsky's groundbreaking work that changed the worlds of music and dance forever. Scroll down for photos from the production! (more...)