Choreography by Stoner Winslett
Music by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
Pianist: Joanne Kong
What’s Going On, a world premiere
Choreography by Val Caniparoli
Music by Leonard Cohen, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bob Dylan, Marvin Gaye, Melanie, Jimmie Rodgers, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Pete Seeger
Artistic Director Stoner Winslett’s Echoing Past uses seldom heard piano music by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, played by Joanne Kong, to explore one woman’s journey – the reality of continuing to go forward, the reflections of her past experience, the decisions both in and out of her control, and the necessity of finding strength from within.
Originally scheduled to premiere in May 2020, Val Caniparoli’s What’s Going On takes a thought-provoking look at some of today’s most forefront societal issues, including war, race, sexual orientation, politics, the environment, and more. Set to popular protest songs from the past sixty years, paired with powerful images and headlines, Caniparoli’s new work examines where we have been and where we are going as a society.
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Tickets start at $25. Visit etix.com or call the Richmond Ballet Box Office at 804.344.0906 x224.
Please note: this program contains mature content.
HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOLS
Masks are optional at these performances. As always, we will continue to monitor CDC and local guidelines and make adjustments to our protocols as needed. Visit richmondballet.com/covid for more details.