Richmond Ballet premieres three-show residency at Carpenter Theatre this weekend
Richmond Ballet introduces “Trio”, an iconic performance of three shows in one night on November 4-6 at the Carpenter Theatre at the Dominion Arts Center.
“Trio” will feature The Kingdom of the Shades from Marius Petipa’s classic full length ballet, “La Bayadiere”, George Balanchine’s “Slaughter on Tenth Avenue”, and Ma Cong’s “Lift the Fallen”. This is the first three-show residency Richmond ballet has put on at the Dominion Art’s Center and each act is being performed for the first time in Richmond. “Trio” is also teaming up with Richmond Symphony to feature live orchestra.
“We are thrilled to have all three of these very different ballets on stage for the first time,” said Richmond Ballet Artistic Director Stoner Winslett in in a news release. ”It will be a real treat for the audience to see the range of our professional Company.”
The show will begin with “The Kingdom of the Shades” from “La Bayadiere” which tells the story of love and betrayal. The act will feature 24 dancers that highlight the classical beauty of ballet. The act will showcase an exotic display of pristine ballerinas in white tutu’s that move together as one to display the technical perfection of performing in a ballet.
After that, the show will feature Ma Cong’s iconic “Lift the Fallen” that the company has spent their 2015 tour performing and dazzling audiences throughout China. This piece will also be featured in New York City for their upcoming tour to the Joyce Theater later this season. This tale serves as a tribute to Cong’s mother. It is promised to provide an uplifting experience that will tug on the heartstrings of the audience.
The show will close with George Balanchine’s “Slaughter on Tenth Avenue.” This act is a tale of jealousy, mobsters, and the underground of New York City and will enthrall audiences with its variety of jazz, tap, Broadway, and ballet.
“It’s a perfect show for someone who has never been to the ballet before,” said Rikki Dodson, Communication Director for Richmond Ballet. “The three shows are so extravagant and different; you’re bound to like one of them.”
So if this is your first time stepping in the ballet scene, the variety of “Trio” will have you dazzled and wanting more. Trio has been in the works for over a year now, and provides the experience of three different worlds colliding.
Richmond Ballet’s “Trio” will premiere Fri., November 4th, at 7:00 p.m. and will continue Saturday at 7:00 pm and Sun. at 2:00 p.m.
All tickets start at $20 and you can purchase them here.
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