Richmond Ballet Trainees in Performance
Thursday, May 19 at 7PM
Friday, May 20 at 7PM
Mourning Light by Gerard Ebitz is a beautiful, lyrical ballet set to the haunting music of Jóhann Jóhansson. Ebitz was a founding member of Miami City Ballet, principal dancer with Pacific Northwest Ballet, and danced in New York City Ballet under the legendary George Balanchine.
Ballet Class (For Arnott) by Richmond Ballet Artistic Associate and Chairman of the Faculty Judy Jacob is set to Carl Maria von Weber’s famous “Invitation to the Dance.” Originally choreographed in 2007, this is an entire ballet class, condensed into nine minutes, which showcases the Trainees’ poise and expertise in their ballet technique.
Concerto Con Brio, choreographed by the late Edward Stierle, is being presented for the first time since it premiered in 1989. Originally choreographed for senior students at the North Carolina School of the Arts, Concerto Con Brio is a lively, joyous tour-de-force that features the talent of the women, giving them the opportunity to dance with the same vigor and energy as the men. Richmond Ballet faculty member Deanna Seay was a member of the original cast and has restaged this work for the Trainees.
Contemporary new works by Starrene Foster, Artistic Director of Starr Foster Dance and SRB faculty member, and RB Trainee Gianna DeMassio round out this program which highlights the talent and versatility of the Richmond Ballet Trainees.
Tickets: $15 | 15% off for School of Richmond Ballet students
Tickets are available for purchase online at etix.com, by phone at 804.344.0906 x224, or in person at the Richmond Ballet Box Office, 407 East Canal Street, Monday-Friday, 11am-6pm.
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.