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Richmond Ballet Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Posted at 5:53 PM, Oct 30, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-31 19:51:29-04

RICHMOND, VA, (WTVR): Richmond Ballet celebrates its 30th Anniversary November 1-3 at the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond Center Stage with three epic performances.

As per Richmond Ballet " This landmark program features George Balanchine’s elegant, neo-classical Serenade, the company premiere of Jerome Robbins’s fun and jazzy Fancy Free (which inspired the musical and the film, On the Town), as well as Salvatore Aiello’s primal and powerful The Rite of Spring (contains mature content – not recommended for young audiences), with the music of Tchaikovsky, Bernstein and Stravinsky brought to life by the Richmond Symphony, the 30th Anniversary Celebration performance celebrates the history of Richmond Ballet, the history of dance, and the history of music in the grandest of fashions!"

All performances are at the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage, 600 E. Grace Street, Friday, November 1, 7:00pm, Saturday, November 2, 7:00pm and Sunday, November 3, 2:00pm. The Richmond Symphony will provide live accompaniment for all three of the Ballet’s 30th Anniversary performances. There is also a pre-performance discussion one hour before each show. For more details visit or call 804-344-0906.

Credit: Trevor Davis in Fancy Free. Choreography by Jerome Robbins. Richmond Ballet 2013. All rights reserved. Photo by Sarah Ferguson