Victor, The True Spirit of LOVE!
Sep
7
7:30 PM19:30

Victor, The True Spirit of LOVE!

VICTOR, The True Spirit of LOVE!

Based on the autobiography Son of Evil Street, inspired by the true story of  Victor Torres, a teen from Puerto Rico who's forced to survive the "dark streets" of Brooklyn, New York, in 1962.  VICTOR, The True Spirit of LOVE!  tells the story of young gang member named Victor Torres from New York whose life was changed by the love and faith of his mother. 

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Victor, The True Spirit of Love!
Sep
8
4:00 PM16:00

Victor, The True Spirit of Love!

VICTOR, The True Spirit of LOVE!

Based on the autobiography Son of Evil Street, inspired by the true story of  Victor Torres, a teen from Puerto Rico who's forced to survive the "dark streets" of Brooklyn, New York, in 1962.  VICTOR, The True Spirit of LOVE!  tells the story of young gang member named Victor Torres from New York whose life was changed by the love and faith of his mother. 

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Victor, The True Spirit of Love!
Sep
8
7:30 PM19:30

Victor, The True Spirit of Love!

VICTOR, The True Spirit of LOVE!

Based on the autobiography Son of Evil Street, inspired by the true story of  Victor Torres, a teen from Puerto Rico who's forced to survive the "dark streets" of Brooklyn, New York, in 1962.  VICTOR, The True Spirit of LOVE!  tells the story of young gang member named Victor Torres from New York whose life was changed by the love and faith of his mother. 

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Victor, The True Spirit of LOVE!
Sep
9
4:00 PM16:00

Victor, The True Spirit of LOVE!

VICTOR, The True Spirit of LOVE!

Based on the autobiography Son of Evil Street, inspired by the true story of  Victor Torres, a teen from Puerto Rico who's forced to survive the "dark streets" of Brooklyn, New York, in 1962.  VICTOR, The True Spirit of LOVE!  tells the story of young gang member named Victor Torres from New York whose life was changed by the love and faith of his mother. 

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Jun
9
8:00 PM20:00

Dido and Aeneas

Latin Ballet of Virginia is excited to perform in this Opera alongside the Capitol Opera of Richmond and Jefferson Baroque. 

capitol-opera-dido-poster_orig.png

May 31, June 1, 2, 7, 8, 9
8:00 pm

St. Matthews Episcopal Church
1101 Forest Ave, 
Henrico VA, 23229  

Tickets:
$30 | $20 Seniors | $15 Students

Chelsea Burke, Director
Gus Heighstein, Conductor
Daniel Stipe, Harpsichord  
Jefferson Baroque, Period Instruments
Gabrielle Maes, Dido
Tracey Wellborn,  Aeneas
Anne O'Byrne, Belinda

 

ABOUT THE OPERA

Dido and Aeneas is the only genuine opera by Henry Purcell (1659-1695) and is one of the earliest English operas. (“Genuine” in the sense that it is made up mostly of sung music rather than spoken word or dance interspersed with songs.) It was probably composed in 1688 for a performance at “Mr. Josiah Priest’s boarding-school at Chelsea by young gentlewomen.” See notes in the Bartlett edition’s introduction on the musical sources and theories of the work’s origin.

The libretto, by Nahum Tate, is based closely on Book 4 of Vergil’s Aeneid. Tate’s main departure from Vergil’s epic was to add witches as agents of destiny. As in Vergil, the heroine is sometimes called Dido and sometimes Elissa or Eliza.

In its musical style, the opera is very eclectic. It combines innovations from contemporary French and Italian operatic practice (a Lully-style overture, recitatives, laments over a ground bass), English country dances and Scottish rhythms, and even features from old-fashioned madrigals (the witches’ “ho-ho-ho”s are like fa-la-la’s in madrigals).

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Jun
8
8:00 PM20:00

​Dido and Aeneas

Latin Ballet of Virginia is excited to perform in this Opera alongside the Capitol Opera of Richmond and Jefferson Baroque. 

capitol-opera-dido-poster_orig.png

May 31, June 1, 2, 7, 8, 9
8:00 pm

St. Matthews Episcopal Church
1101 Forest Ave, 
Henrico VA, 23229  

Tickets:
$30 | $20 Seniors | $15 Students

Chelsea Burke, Director
Gus Heighstein, Conductor
Daniel Stipe, Harpsichord  
Jefferson Baroque, Period Instruments
Gabrielle Maes, Dido
Tracey Wellborn,  Aeneas
Anne O'Byrne, Belinda

 

ABOUT THE OPERA

Dido and Aeneas is the only genuine opera by Henry Purcell (1659-1695) and is one of the earliest English operas. (“Genuine” in the sense that it is made up mostly of sung music rather than spoken word or dance interspersed with songs.) It was probably composed in 1688 for a performance at “Mr. Josiah Priest’s boarding-school at Chelsea by young gentlewomen.” See notes in the Bartlett edition’s introduction on the musical sources and theories of the work’s origin.

The libretto, by Nahum Tate, is based closely on Book 4 of Vergil’s Aeneid. Tate’s main departure from Vergil’s epic was to add witches as agents of destiny. As in Vergil, the heroine is sometimes called Dido and sometimes Elissa or Eliza.

In its musical style, the opera is very eclectic. It combines innovations from contemporary French and Italian operatic practice (a Lully-style overture, recitatives, laments over a ground bass), English country dances and Scottish rhythms, and even features from old-fashioned madrigals (the witches’ “ho-ho-ho”s are like fa-la-la’s in madrigals).

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Jun
7
8:00 PM20:00

​Dido and Aeneas

Latin Ballet of Virginia is excited to perform in this Opera alongside the Capitol Opera of Richmond and Jefferson Baroque. 

capitol-opera-dido-poster_orig.png

May 31, June 1, 2, 7, 8, 9
8:00 pm

St. Matthews Episcopal Church
1101 Forest Ave, 
Henrico VA, 23229  

Tickets:
$30 | $20 Seniors | $15 Students

Chelsea Burke, Director
Gus Heighstein, Conductor
Daniel Stipe, Harpsichord  
Jefferson Baroque, Period Instruments
Gabrielle Maes, Dido
Tracey Wellborn,  Aeneas
Anne O'Byrne, Belinda

 

ABOUT THE OPERA

Dido and Aeneas is the only genuine opera by Henry Purcell (1659-1695) and is one of the earliest English operas. (“Genuine” in the sense that it is made up mostly of sung music rather than spoken word or dance interspersed with songs.) It was probably composed in 1688 for a performance at “Mr. Josiah Priest’s boarding-school at Chelsea by young gentlewomen.” See notes in the Bartlett edition’s introduction on the musical sources and theories of the work’s origin.

The libretto, by Nahum Tate, is based closely on Book 4 of Vergil’s Aeneid. Tate’s main departure from Vergil’s epic was to add witches as agents of destiny. As in Vergil, the heroine is sometimes called Dido and sometimes Elissa or Eliza.

In its musical style, the opera is very eclectic. It combines innovations from contemporary French and Italian operatic practice (a Lully-style overture, recitatives, laments over a ground bass), English country dances and Scottish rhythms, and even features from old-fashioned madrigals (the witches’ “ho-ho-ho”s are like fa-la-la’s in madrigals).

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Gaviota
Jun
3
2:00 PM14:00

Gaviota

GAVIOTA (Seagull)

A performing arts interpretation based on the magical and philosophical story about the real importance of life and self perfection,  "Jonathan Livingston Seagull” written by Richard Bach.

This book is a song for spirits who have lived so long and so quietly by themselves.
Jonathan Seagull is a story for one who knows that somewhere there’s a higher way of living than scuffing the tracks of others, someone who yearns to fly the way their own heart yearns to fly.

It’s a reminder, this little fable, that the path for us to follow is already written within, that it's for each of us to find our own loves, and live them brightly for ourselves. Others may watch, they may admire our resolution or despise it, but our one freedom is for us to love and to choose every day of our lives, as we wish.

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Jun
2
8:00 PM20:00

Dido and Aeneas

Latin Ballet of Virginia is excited to perform in this Opera alongside the Capitol Opera of Richmond and Jefferson Baroque. 

capitol-opera-dido-poster_orig.png

May 31, June 1, 2, 7, 8, 9
8:00 pm

St. Matthews Episcopal Church
1101 Forest Ave, 
Henrico VA, 23229  

Tickets:
$30 | $20 Seniors | $15 Students

Chelsea Burke, Director
Gus Heighstein, Conductor
Daniel Stipe, Harpsichord  
Jefferson Baroque, Period Instruments
Gabrielle Maes, Dido
Tracey Wellborn,  Aeneas
Anne O'Byrne, Belinda

 

ABOUT THE OPERA

Dido and Aeneas is the only genuine opera by Henry Purcell (1659-1695) and is one of the earliest English operas. (“Genuine” in the sense that it is made up mostly of sung music rather than spoken word or dance interspersed with songs.) It was probably composed in 1688 for a performance at “Mr. Josiah Priest’s boarding-school at Chelsea by young gentlewomen.” See notes in the Bartlett edition’s introduction on the musical sources and theories of the work’s origin.

The libretto, by Nahum Tate, is based closely on Book 4 of Vergil’s Aeneid. Tate’s main departure from Vergil’s epic was to add witches as agents of destiny. As in Vergil, the heroine is sometimes called Dido and sometimes Elissa or Eliza.

In its musical style, the opera is very eclectic. It combines innovations from contemporary French and Italian operatic practice (a Lully-style overture, recitatives, laments over a ground bass), English country dances and Scottish rhythms, and even features from old-fashioned madrigals (the witches’ “ho-ho-ho”s are like fa-la-la’s in madrigals).

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Gaviota
Jun
2
2:00 PM14:00

Gaviota

GAVIOTA (Seagull)

A performing arts interpretation based on the magical and philosophical story about the real importance of life and self perfection,  "Jonathan Livingston Seagull” written by Richard Bach.

This book is a song for spirits who have lived so long and so quietly by themselves.
Jonathan Seagull is a story for one who knows that somewhere there’s a higher way of living than scuffing the tracks of others, someone who yearns to fly the way their own heart yearns to fly.

It’s a reminder, this little fable, that the path for us to follow is already written within, that it's for each of us to find our own loves, and live them brightly for ourselves. Others may watch, they may admire our resolution or despise it, but our one freedom is for us to love and to choose every day of our lives, as we wish.

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    Jun
    1
    8:00 PM20:00

    ​Dido and Aeneas

    Latin Ballet of Virginia is excited to perform in this Opera alongside the Capitol Opera of Richmond and Jefferson Baroque. 

    capitol-opera-dido-poster_orig.png

    May 31, June 1, 2, 7, 8, 9
    8:00 pm

    St. Matthews Episcopal Church
    1101 Forest Ave, 
    Henrico VA, 23229  

    Tickets:
    $30 | $20 Seniors | $15 Students

    Chelsea Burke, Director
    Gus Heighstein, Conductor
    Daniel Stipe, Harpsichord  
    Jefferson Baroque, Period Instruments
    Gabrielle Maes, Dido
    Tracey Wellborn,  Aeneas
    Anne O'Byrne, Belinda

     

    ABOUT THE OPERA

    Dido and Aeneas is the only genuine opera by Henry Purcell (1659-1695) and is one of the earliest English operas. (“Genuine” in the sense that it is made up mostly of sung music rather than spoken word or dance interspersed with songs.) It was probably composed in 1688 for a performance at “Mr. Josiah Priest’s boarding-school at Chelsea by young gentlewomen.” See notes in the Bartlett edition’s introduction on the musical sources and theories of the work’s origin.

    The libretto, by Nahum Tate, is based closely on Book 4 of Vergil’s Aeneid. Tate’s main departure from Vergil’s epic was to add witches as agents of destiny. As in Vergil, the heroine is sometimes called Dido and sometimes Elissa or Eliza.

    In its musical style, the opera is very eclectic. It combines innovations from contemporary French and Italian operatic practice (a Lully-style overture, recitatives, laments over a ground bass), English country dances and Scottish rhythms, and even features from old-fashioned madrigals (the witches’ “ho-ho-ho”s are like fa-la-la’s in madrigals).

    Like and follow us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/CapitolOperaRichmond/

     

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    Gaviota
    Jun
    1
    7:00 PM19:00

    Gaviota

    GAVIOTA (Seagull)

    A performing arts interpretation based on the magical and philosophical story about the real importance of life and self perfection,  "Jonathan Livingston Seagull” written by Richard Bach.

    This book is a song for spirits who have lived so long and so quietly by themselves.
    Jonathan Seagull is a story for one who knows that somewhere there’s a higher way of living than scuffing the tracks of others, someone who yearns to fly the way their own heart yearns to fly.

    It’s a reminder, this little fable, that the path for us to follow is already written within, that it's for each of us to find our own loves, and live them brightly for ourselves. Others may watch, they may admire our resolution or despise it, but our one freedom is for us to love and to choose every day of our lives, as we wish.

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    May
    31
    8:00 PM20:00

    Dido and Aeneas

    Latin Ballet of Virginia is excited to perform in this Opera alongside the Capitol Opera of Richmond and Jefferson Baroque. 

    capitol-opera-dido-poster_orig.png

    May 31, June 1, 2, 7, 8, 9
    8:00 pm

    St. Matthews Episcopal Church
    1101 Forest Ave, 
    Henrico VA, 23229  

    Tickets:
    $30 | $20 Seniors | $15 Students

    Chelsea Burke, Director
    Gus Heighstein, Conductor
    Daniel Stipe, Harpsichord  
    Jefferson Baroque, Period Instruments
    Gabrielle Maes, Dido
    Tracey Wellborn,  Aeneas
    Anne O'Byrne, Belinda

     

    ABOUT THE OPERA

    Dido and Aeneas is the only genuine opera by Henry Purcell (1659-1695) and is one of the earliest English operas. (“Genuine” in the sense that it is made up mostly of sung music rather than spoken word or dance interspersed with songs.) It was probably composed in 1688 for a performance at “Mr. Josiah Priest’s boarding-school at Chelsea by young gentlewomen.” See notes in the Bartlett edition’s introduction on the musical sources and theories of the work’s origin.

    The libretto, by Nahum Tate, is based closely on Book 4 of Vergil’s Aeneid. Tate’s main departure from Vergil’s epic was to add witches as agents of destiny. As in Vergil, the heroine is sometimes called Dido and sometimes Elissa or Eliza.

    In its musical style, the opera is very eclectic. It combines innovations from contemporary French and Italian operatic practice (a Lully-style overture, recitatives, laments over a ground bass), English country dances and Scottish rhythms, and even features from old-fashioned madrigals (the witches’ “ho-ho-ho”s are like fa-la-la’s in madrigals).

    Like and follow us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/CapitolOperaRichmond/

     

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    Alternate Routes: A Night in Havana
    May
    19
    5:30 PM17:30

    Alternate Routes: A Night in Havana

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    JOIN US for RPAA's 2018 Gala, Alternate Routes: A Night in Havana featuring Jose Lorenzo & Timbason la Original, on May 19. Proceeds from this exciting evening benefit the artistic and educational programs of RPAA. Sponsorships include a “moveable feast” and live entertainment, featuring local artists and arts organizations, throughout the Dominion Energy Center venues prior to the concert as well as a post-concert dessert reception.

    About Jose Lorenzo & Timbason la Original
    Timbason takes its name from Son, the most influential form of Latin music in the late 1800s, and Timba, a Cuban version of America’s soul and funk. The newest and most provocative music out of Cuba, Timba is like salsa on steroids. It incorporates Brazilian music, R&B, hip-hop, Latin jazz, and Cuban salsa. Son, on the other hand, is a style of dance music that originated in the Oriente province of Cuba. It is the foundation of modern salsa. Timbason combines all of this in a unique hybrid of modern Cuban music that is more up-to-date and more in tune with the real music that Cubans listen to today.

    We are offering a number of Corporate Sponsorship levels, as well as Gala ticket packages and concert-only tickets. Contact info@rpaalliance.com or visit http://rpaalliance.com/2018RPAAGala for more information.

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    Southside Community Festival 2018: United by Music
    May
    19
    12:00 PM12:00

    Southside Community Festival 2018: United by Music

    We are schedule to perform on Saturday May 19, 2018.

    Here is more information:

    Southside Big Tent Community Festival

    Southside Community Center

    6255 Old Warwick Road, Richmond, VA 23224

    Stay tuned for where to park – Free shuttle service!

    FESTIVAL DATES:

    Friday, May 18, 2018 & Saturday, May 19, 2018

    FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

    Friday, May 18, 2018 from 5:00 – 7:30PM: Enjoy a special Richmond Symphony Evening Performance under the Big Tent with world-renowned Latin dance band, Bio Ritmo!

    Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 12:30 – 7:30PM: Join us for a Family Day including performances by: Richmond Public Schools and Legacy Band, culminating with a Dance Party with DJ Missing! Other activities are still in the works but are likely to include a skateboard competition in the skate park, a community art gallery showcasing work from local students and schools, and a Kid’s Zone you won’t want to miss!

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    Fiesta del Sol
    Mar
    30
    8:00 PM20:00

    Fiesta del Sol

    The performance included the Guatemalan Legend of La Siguanaba, a beautiful native who had not taken care of her children and denied the traditions of her tribe. She was then condemn to this curse to become a shapeshifting siren that lured men to the water with the beauty of her body only to reveal in horror that she had a disfigured face.

    Fiesta del Sol also includes the traditional music and dance from Guatamala, the marimba, with origins in West Africa that was brought over during the slave trade. Another typical presentation of this genre is also "The Dance of the Deer" portrays the annual festivity of the deer hunt for food and materials for the community.

    Music and dance from Central America and Caribbean, extending from Panama, separated only by its border with Colombia, Panama's costal tri-cultural people developed Cumbiaalongside their counterparts to the south. Cumbia has a distinctly indigenous influence from African culture. 

    Some of the performance includes African-Caribbean dances and music such as Meringue, Salsa, Rhumba, Danzon and Bachata.

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    VCU Flamenco Festival VII: Spanish Soul
    Mar
    23
    7:30 PM19:30

    VCU Flamenco Festival VII: Spanish Soul

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    Featuring Flamenco guitarist Leah Kruszewski, Award winning dancers and choreographers, Ana Ines King and Francisco Mesa "El Nano" and the Latin Ballet of Virginia professional dancers.


    Guitarist and VCU music alumna Leah Kruszewski currently resides in Seville, Spain, where she has spent the last four years deepening her knowledge of flamenco at the Fundación Cristina Heeren, one of Spain’s most renowned professional flamenco schools. While in Richmond, she founded the flamenco-inspired ensemble Sueños Gitanos and performed extensively as a soloist, with Fado Nosso (Portuguese fado music) and with the Richmond Guitar Quartet (classical guitar). Leah accompanies flamenco singers and dancers in Seville and teaches online guitar classes to students from around the world.

    From the passionate fury of flamenco to tango’s forbidden heat, the elegance of classical ballet to the earthen power of modern dance, the Latin Ballet of Virginia uses the expressive beauty of movement to weave the tales and traditions that are the heart and soul of Hispanic culture. Directed by Ana Ines King, The Latin Ballet of Virginia (LBV) combines technical excellence with a soulful depth of emotion and an unwavering commitment to education, diversity and accessibility.

     

    Tickets:
    $15 General Admission
    $10 Students
    Click here to purchase tickets

    Virginia Commonwealth University
    School of the Arts
    Department of Music
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    Master class with international and renown award winner Flamenco dancer,  Francisco Mesa “El Nano”
    Mar
    22
    7:00 PM19:00

    Master class with international and renown award winner Flamenco dancer, Francisco Mesa “El Nano”

    Due to the weather, The Center will be closing today at 5 pm.
    The Flamenco Master Class with Francisco Mesa "El Nano" will be moved to Thursday, March 22nd at 7 pm at The Dominion Arts Center, Downtown. Entrance from 7th Street security doors, between Broad and Grace Streets. Third Floor - Dance Studio.
    Por el tiempo, el Centro se cierra a las 5 pm hoy. La Clase maestra con Francisco Mesa, "El Nano" se dictara mañana en el Dominion Arts Center a las 7 pm. Entrada por 7th Street - Tercer piso. GRACIAS!


    Francisco Mesa "El Nano"

    Award winner dancer and choreographer from Valencia, Spain, studied in El Conservatory of Dance from Valencia, Spain. He started his professional career dancing as a soloist for the Ballet Español de Valencia. He has toured around the world with the renown flamenco company of Cristina Hoyos since 1996. Francisco has also performed with many renown flamenco choreographers such as Manolo Marin, Javier Latorre, Adrian Galia, Fernando Romero, Isabel Bayon and Mercedes Ruiz. He has danced as a soloist for The Ballet of Andalucía, the opera Carmen in Torino, Italy and in Broadway with the work of "Malaga in New York". He received in 1998 the award as first place on choreography of Spanish Dance and Flamenco in Madrid, Spain. Recently, he toured Japan for 6 months with his own choreographic work for El Tablao "El Flamenco". Francisco teaches and choreograph for several dance companies in Russia, Bélgica, Canada, Austria, Spain, Italy and the US.

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    Legend of the Poinsettia
    Jan
    7
    3:00 PM15:00

    Legend of the Poinsettia

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    It's our last performance and you don't want to miss it A wonderful way to start the new year! Please come join us!

    Our beautiful and festive production of The Legend of the Poinsettia. 

    Based on the Mexican legend of a pure hearted young girl who discovers the true spirit of giving. Unable to offer a gift of material value, she picks a handful of weeds that magically transform into brilliant crimson flowers and thus the custom of giving poinsettias during the holidays is born.

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    Legend of the Poinsettia
    Jan
    6
    7:30 PM19:30

    Legend of the Poinsettia

    • The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen (map)
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    Our beautiful and festive production of The Legend of the Poinsettia. 

    Based on the Mexican legend of a pure hearted young girl who discovers the true spirit of giving. Unable to offer a gift of material value, she picks a handful of weeds that magically transform into brilliant crimson flowers and thus the custom of giving poinsettias during the holidays is born.

    A wonderful way to start the new year! Please come join us!

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    Legend of the Poinsettia
    Jan
    6
    3:00 PM15:00

    Legend of the Poinsettia

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    Our beautiful and festive production of The Legend of the Poinsettia. 

    Based on the Mexican legend of a pure hearted young girl who discovers the true spirit of giving. Unable to offer a gift of material value, she picks a handful of weeds that magically transform into brilliant crimson flowers and thus the custom of giving poinsettias during the holidays is born.

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    Legend of the Poinsettia
    Jan
    5
    7:30 PM19:30

    Legend of the Poinsettia

    • The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen (map)
    • Google Calendar ICS

    Our beautiful and festive production of The Legend of the Poinsettia. 

    Based on the Mexican legend of a pure hearted young girl who discovers the true spirit of giving. Unable to offer a gift of material value, she picks a handful of weeds that magically transform into brilliant crimson flowers and thus the custom of giving poinsettias during the holidays is born.

    A wonderful way to start the new year! Please come join us!

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    Legend of the Poinsettia (School Show)
    Jan
    5
    10:30 AM10:30

    Legend of the Poinsettia (School Show)

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    This show is a great opportunity for students to learn and experience our beautiful and festive production of The Legend of the Poinsettia. 

    Based on the Mexican legend of a pure hearted young girl who discovers the true spirit of giving. Unable to offer a gift of material value, she picks a handful of weeds that magically transform into brilliant crimson flowers and thus the custom of giving poinsettias during the holidays is born.

    A wonderful way to start the new year! Please come join us!

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    NuYoRican in NYC
    Nov
    18
    8:00 PM20:00

    NuYoRican in NYC

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    NuYoRican pays tribute to NYC’s Puerto Rican community, celebrating their stories of struggle and triumph. This collaboration between award-winning choreographer and artistic director of the Latin Ballet of VirginiaAna Ines Barragan King and award-winning author and journalist, Julia Torres Barden, is based on her book, “NEWYORICANGIRL…Surviving my Spanglish Life." NuYoRican shares true stories of the Puerto Rican migration to the US at its peak in the 1940s - spotlighting the discrimination, cultural assimilation and hurdles faced and overcome

     
     
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    El Caribe en Nueva York
    Nov
    17
    6:00 PM18:00

    El Caribe en Nueva York

    Come to celebrate the end of the year and enjoy the performance: NuYoRican Girl...Surviving my Spanglish Life", a lecture with author Julia Torres Barden adn excerpts of the production NuYoRican!

    Bring a friend or two and maybe something to eat or drink!

    Talk, dance and celebrate with Latin Ballet of Virgina and the El Taller community. 

    Donation will be accepted.

    Party starts at 6pm and ends ....

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    NUYORICAN IN THE BRONX
    Nov
    17
    to Nov 20

    NUYORICAN IN THE BRONX

    Latin Ballet will be in New York City to perform, lecture and workshops!

    The company will perform at the Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance (BAAD), El Taller Latino, and selected schools in Queens, New York. The featured work is NuYoRican, a collaboration with award-winning journalist, Julia Torres Barden, based on her book NewYoRicanGirl: Surviving my Spanglish Life. The work portrays the true stories of thousands of migrants to the United States and their triumph as they faced discrimination, assimilation, and political awakening upon their arrival after World War II.

    Venues that we will be performing
    November 17th at 10am (School Show) P.S. 11 Queens, NY. (Private Event) Lecture Performance

    November 17th at 6pm
    El Caribe En Nueva York at El Taller Latino  Info: Facebook Info

    November 18th at 8 pm  Facebook Info Theatre Info: Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, BAAD!  

    We would LOVE your Support! Please click on link below for more information.

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    Lily y la Mariposa
    Nov
    4
    10:00 AM10:00

    Lily y la Mariposa

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    Wells Fargo OnStage Family Series

    LILY y la MARIPOSA (Lily and the Butterfly) is a performing arts interpretation based on the original play, Lily y la Mariposa, written by local writer, Lucinda McDermott. LILY y la MARIPOSA portrays the Mexican traditional festivity "Dia de los Muertos" (Day of the Dead).

    "Lily y la Mariposa"  by Lucinda McDermott

    A performing arts interpretation based on the original play, by local playwright, Lucinda McDermott. The story portrays the Mexican traditional festivity "Dia de los Muertos" (Day of the Dead).  Eleven year old Lily is experiencing loss for the first time. The timing is horrible; Halloween. Lily finds anything that has to do with death and dying sad. Her friend Miguel has the solution. He takes her to visit his abuela, Mama Rosa, who he calls “a little crazy, and a little magical”. Mama Rose introduces Lily to the Mexican celebration Dia de los Muertos, which honors the lives of loved ones who have passed. Mama Rosa is indeed magical, and her story of how Dia de los Muertos came to be becomes an interactive journey not only for Lily and Miguel, but for the audience as well. Lily learns that the Aztecs believed spirits of the dead rode off on the wings of butterflies, and that although death is a part of life, the love we feel for those who have passed remains. Lily y la Mariposa helps children and parents navigate the inevitable topic of death. The play introduces and reinforces rich cultural elements of Latin America, and utilizes everyday Spanish vocabulary with seamless translations.

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    Lily y la Mariposa (Schools Show)
    Nov
    3
    10:30 AM10:30

    Lily y la Mariposa (Schools Show)

    Wells Fargo OnStage Family Series:

    This a special show that is for Schools. For more information and to register please hit link below.

    LILY y la MARIPOSA (Lily and the Butterfly) is a performing arts interpretation based on the original play, Lily y la Mariposa, written by local writer, Lucinda McDermott. LILY y la MARIPOSA portrays the Mexican traditional festivity "Dia de los Muertos" (Day of the Dead).

    "Lily y la Mariposa"  by Lucinda McDermott

    A performing arts interpretation based on the original play, by local playwright, Lucinda McDermott. The story portrays the Mexican traditional festivity "Dia de los Muertos" (Day of the Dead).  Eleven year old Lily is experiencing loss for the first time. The timing is horrible; Halloween. Lily finds anything that has to do with death and dying sad. Her friend Miguel has the solution. He takes her to visit his abuela, Mama Rosa, who he calls “a little crazy, and a little magical”. Mama Rose introduces Lily to the Mexican celebration Dia de los Muertos, which honors the lives of loved ones who have passed. Mama Rosa is indeed magical, and her story of how Dia de los Muertos came to be becomes an interactive journey not only for Lily and Miguel, but for the audience as well. Lily learns that the Aztecs believed spirits of the dead rode off on the wings of butterflies, and that although death is a part of life, the love we feel for those who have passed remains. Lily y la Mariposa helps children and parents navigate the inevitable topic of death. The play introduces and reinforces rich cultural elements of Latin America, and utilizes everyday Spanish vocabulary with seamless translations.

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    Dia de los Muertos
    Oct
    27
    10:15 AM10:15

    Dia de los Muertos

    A production of the Latin Ballet of Virginia and presented by Swift Creek Mill, this hauntingly beautiful show is based on the Mexican holiday which brings communities together to remember and celebrate loved ones who have passed. El Dia de los Muertos (day of the dead) is a celebration of one of the most traditional Mexican festivities. This Aztec ritual and commemoration started at least 3,000 years ago. It is a festive interaction that embraces the cycle of life.

    For reservations call 804-748-5203 or use the online form.

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    Dia de los Muertos
    Oct
    26
    10:15 AM10:15

    Dia de los Muertos

    A production of the Latin Ballet of Virginia and presented by Swift Creek Mill, this hauntingly beautiful show is based on the Mexican holiday which brings communities together to remember and celebrate loved ones who have passed. El Dia de los Muertos (day of the dead) is a celebration of one of the most traditional Mexican festivities. This Aztec ritual and commemoration started at least 3,000 years ago. It is a festive interaction that embraces the cycle of life.

    For reservations call 804-748-5203 or use the online form.

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    Dia de los Muertos
    Oct
    25
    10:15 AM10:15

    Dia de los Muertos

    A production of the Latin Ballet of Virginia and presented by Swift Creek Mill, this hauntingly beautiful show is based on the Mexican holiday which brings communities together to remember and celebrate loved ones who have passed. El Dia de los Muertos (day of the dead) is a celebration of one of the most traditional Mexican festivities. This Aztec ritual and commemoration started at least 3,000 years ago. It is a festive interaction that embraces the cycle of life.

    For reservations call 804-748-5203 or use the online form.

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