Fiesta del Sol
Apr
27
7:00 PM19:00

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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La Pasion de Poe
Mar
28
to Mar 31

La Pasion de Poe

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La Pasion de Poe

Bringing the best of Poe's poetry alive with the art of Dance! 

Show Schedule: 
March 28-31, 2019

The Cultural Art Center at Glen Allen
2880 Mountain Road Glen Allen, VA 23060

Thursday, March 28 at 10:30am & 12:30 pm (Field Trip for schools)
Friday, March 29 at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 30 at 3:00pm & 7:30pm
Sunday, March 31 at 3:00pm

The Cultural Art Center at Glen Allen
2880 Mountain Road Glen Allen, VA 23060

For more details about school shows or group rates please call or email.

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Legend of the Poinsettia
Jan
13
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
12
7:30 PM19:30

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.

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

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Legend of the Poinsettia
Jan
12
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
11
7:30 PM19:30

Legend of the Poinsettia

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  • 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
11
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 at Piedmont Valley Community College
Nov
10
7:30 PM19:30

NuYoRican at Piedmont Valley Community College

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The Latin Ballet of Virginia employs the expressive beauty of movement, richly detailed costuming, and multi-media projections to celebrate Hispanic culture in all-encompassing, unique theatrical presentations. The group’s acclaimed production NuYoRican–a moniker created by combining the words “New York” and “Puerto Rican”–weaves together common threads in the true stories of Puerto Rican migrants to New York City and captures the essence of Puerto Rico’s vibrant culture with mambos, salsas, Latin jazz and reggaeton, while honoring the island’s blend of Spanish and African roots with percussion-driven dances like “la plena” and “la bomba.”



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NUYORICAN at Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture
Oct
20
7:30 PM19:30

NUYORICAN at Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture

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Latin Ballet will be in New York City to perform!

NuYoRican, a moving production in collaboration with award-winning journalist, Julia Torres Barden, author of "NewyoricanGirl...Surviving my Spanglish Life".

“NuYoRican Girl” is a passionate tribute to the Puerto Rican Diaspora community who share similar stories of their migration to the United States. Watching my ancestors’ come back alive on stage was a riveting experience. Words cannot express how honored I am to be collaborating with the spectacular Latin Ballet of Virginia on this inspiring portrayal of mi gente. My heart brims with Boricua pride every single time I see this show.” Julia Torres Barden, author of “NEWYORICANGIRL…Surviving my Spanglish Life."

NuYoRican, portrays the true stories of thousands of migrants to the United States and their triumph as they faced discrimination, assimilation, and political stigma upon their arrival after World  War II.

For a more details on NuYoRican (click link)

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

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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!

The Latin Ballet of Virginia is proud to the premier of its new original work, VICTOR, 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. 

Based in Victor Torres’ real life, VICTOR is an example of perseverance, faith and true love for everyone. In the early 1960s, Victor Torres and his family moved to Brooklyn, New York from their native Puerto Rico in search of a new life. The American dream quickly fades as they fell lost in their new country. As a new recruit in a street gang, a teenage Victor embarks on drug-trafficking business in an attempt to help his struggling family. Victor is quickly enslaved by drug use, and his parents, desperately search to find a way to save their son. A faith-based rehabilitation program is their last chance to rescue Victor.

We are so honor to be able to create a performing arts interpretation of Victor’s life, but most important to have Victor Torres and his family guiding artistic director, Ana Ines King through this journey. Victor Torres lives in Richmond with his family, where they have established a rehabilitation center to help many people in desperation of recuperating from drug addiction, alcoholism, home less and families in need of a new life to come.  Victor’s true story is much deeper and has made a lasting impact on the world today.

We could not be more passionate about sharing this inspiring and true story that explores the power of faith to transform a life and the courage of a mother who never loses hope for her child.

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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!

The Latin Ballet of Virginia is proud to the premier of its new original work, VICTOR, 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. 

Based in Victor Torres’ real life, VICTOR is an example of perseverance, faith and true love for everyone. In the early 1960s, Victor Torres and his family moved to Brooklyn, New York from their native Puerto Rico in search of a new life. The American dream quickly fades as they fell lost in their new country. As a new recruit in a street gang, a teenage Victor embarks on drug-trafficking business in an attempt to help his struggling family. Victor is quickly enslaved by drug use, and his parents, desperately search to find a way to save their son. A faith-based rehabilitation program is their last chance to rescue Victor.

We are so honor to be able to create a performing arts interpretation of Victor’s life, but most important to have Victor Torres and his family guiding artistic director, Ana Ines King through this journey. Victor Torres lives in Richmond with his family, where they have established a rehabilitation center to help many people in desperation of recuperating from drug addiction, alcoholism, home less and families in need of a new life to come.  Victor’s true story is much deeper and has made a lasting impact on the world today.

We could not be more passionate about sharing this inspiring and true story that explores the power of faith to transform a life and the courage of a mother who never loses hope for her child.

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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!

The Latin Ballet of Virginia is proud to the premier of its new original work, VICTOR, 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. 

Based in Victor Torres’ real life, VICTOR is an example of perseverance, faith and true love for everyone. In the early 1960s, Victor Torres and his family moved to Brooklyn, New York from their native Puerto Rico in search of a new life. The American dream quickly fades as they fell lost in their new country. As a new recruit in a street gang, a teenage Victor embarks on drug-trafficking business in an attempt to help his struggling family. Victor is quickly enslaved by drug use, and his parents, desperately search to find a way to save their son. A faith-based rehabilitation program is their last chance to rescue Victor.

We are so honor to be able to create a performing arts interpretation of Victor’s life, but most important to have Victor Torres and his family guiding artistic director, Ana Ines King through this journey. Victor Torres lives in Richmond with his family, where they have established a rehabilitation center to help many people in desperation of recuperating from drug addiction, alcoholism, home less and families in need of a new life to come.  Victor’s true story is much deeper and has made a lasting impact on the world today.

We could not be more passionate about sharing this inspiring and true story that explores the power of faith to transform a life and the courage of a mother who never loses hope for her child.

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

Victor, The True Spirit of LOVE!

VICTOR, The True Spirit of LOVE!

The Latin Ballet of Virginia is proud to the premier of its new original work, VICTOR, 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. 

Based in Victor Torres’ real life, VICTOR is an example of perseverance, faith and true love for everyone. In the early 1960s, Victor Torres and his family moved to Brooklyn, New York from their native Puerto Rico in search of a new life. The American dream quickly fades as they fell lost in their new country. As a new recruit in a street gang, a teenage Victor embarks on drug-trafficking business in an attempt to help his struggling family. Victor is quickly enslaved by drug use, and his parents, desperately search to find a way to save their son. A faith-based rehabilitation program is their last chance to rescue Victor.

We are so honor to be able to create a performing arts interpretation of Victor’s life, but most important to have Victor Torres and his family guiding artistic director, Ana Ines King through this journey. Victor Torres lives in Richmond with his family, where they have established a rehabilitation center to help many people in desperation of recuperating from drug addiction, alcoholism, home less and families in need of a new life to come.  Victor’s true story is much deeper and has made a lasting impact on the world today.

We could not be more passionate about sharing this inspiring and true story that explores the power of faith to transform a life and the courage of a mother who never loses hope for her child.

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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).

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

 

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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).

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

 

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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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