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The Latin Ballet of Virginia adjusts for the pandemic

Posted at 4:47 PM, Jan 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-08 16:47:35-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- The Latin Ballet of Virginia will once again change how to showcase its next production.

For more than two decades the group has performed the Legend of the Poinsettia in person, but things have changed because of the pandemic.

“We have to encourage people to continue doing the arts, engage with culture, with dance with all kinds of arts because it’s what maintains us alive," Ana Ines King, Founder of the Latin Ballet of Virginia, said. "But we also have to understand and also promote staying at home."

And that’s why this year’s performance will not be live.

King said the Poinsettia will go virtual this year and she will be using video clips from previous performances to explain what the poinsettia is about.

In addition, the show will blend the history of the poinsettia with dance and music, a great way to understand the holiday story.

“It’s important you know everything that you give with your heart is love and love is the true spirit of giving," King said.

Legend of the Poinsettia will air on Facebook and Vimeo:

Friday, January 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 9 at 3 p.m.
Sunday, January 10 at 3 p.m.

For details, click here.