Bailé & Rumba
Sep
16
10:30 am10:30

Bailé & Rumba

  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

WHERE: VMFA
WHO: Pro Company
NOTES: Performance at 11am (Tentative)
CONTACT: Natalie Feister - 804.340.1573

Please stay after the performance as lunch will be provided.

LA PASION DE POE IN MEXICO
Oct
15
Oct 21

LA PASION DE POE IN MEXICO

  • Mexico

Latin Ballet will be traveling to the State of Guerrero throughout the cities of Acapulco, Taxco, Chilpancingo, Iguala and Teloloapan.

We would love your support to make this cultural exchange! To learn more or to donate please open link below.

Dia de los Muertos
Oct
25
10:15 am10:15

Dia de los Muertos

  • Swift Creek Mill Theatre

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.

Dia de los Muertos
Oct
26
10:15 am10:15

Dia de los Muertos

  • Swift Creek Mill Theatre

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.

Lily y la Mariposa
Oct
27
10:30 am10:30

Lily y la Mariposa

  • Gottwald Theatre

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).

Description/Synopsis

"Lily y la Mariposa"  by Lucinda McDermott

Eleven year old Lily is experiencing loss for the first time. Her Aunt Becky, her favorite relative, has died. The timing is horrible; Halloween. Anything that has to do with death and dying is doubly depressing to her. Her friend Miguel however, has the solution to Lily's sadness. He takes her to visit his abuela (grandmother), Mama Rosa, who he characterizes as a little crazy, and a little magical. Despite her grief, Lily is intrigued, and follows him. 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. The symbols of the holiday; marigolds, sugar skulls, butterflies become talismans for Lily to deal with her grief. Lily learns that the Aztecs believed spirits of the dead rode off on the wings of butterflies. In the end, Lily discovers that although death is a part of life, the love we feel for those who have passed remains, and in remembering them through meaningful ritual, they are never forgotten. "Lily y la Mariposa" helps children and parents navigate the inevitable topic of death, and offers suggestions for coping with grief. The play introduces and reinforces rich cultural elements of Latin America, and utilizes useful Spanish vocabulary with seamless translations.

Lily y la Mariposa
Oct
28
10:00 am10:00

Lily y la Mariposa

  • Gottwald Theater

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).

Description/Synopsis

"Lily y la Mariposa"  by Lucinda McDermott

Eleven year old Lily is experiencing loss for the first time. Her Aunt Becky, her favorite relative, has died. The timing is horrible; Halloween. Anything that has to do with death and dying is doubly depressing to her. Her friend Miguel however, has the solution to Lily's sadness. He takes her to visit his abuela (grandmother), Mama Rosa, who he characterizes as a little crazy, and a little magical. Despite her grief, Lily is intrigued, and follows him. 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. The symbols of the holiday; marigolds, sugar skulls, butterflies become talismans for Lily to deal with her grief. Lily learns that the Aztecs believed spirits of the dead rode off on the wings of butterflies. In the end, Lily discovers that although death is a part of life, the love we feel for those who have passed remains, and in remembering them through meaningful ritual, they are never forgotten. "Lily y la Mariposa" helps children and parents navigate the inevitable topic of death, and offers suggestions for coping with grief. The play introduces and reinforces rich cultural elements of Latin America, and utilizes useful Spanish vocabulary with seamless translations.

NUYORICAN IN THE BRONX
Nov
16
Nov 19

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
Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, BAAD!
El Taller Latino

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

Legend of the Poinsettia
Jan
4
10:30 am10:30

Legend of the Poinsettia

  • The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen

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. 

Legend of the Poinsettia
Jan
5
7:30 pm19:30

Legend of the Poinsettia

  • The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen

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!

Legend of the Poinsettia
Jan
7
3:00 pm15:00

Legend of the Poinsettia

  • The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen

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.

Victor, The True Spirit of LOVE!
Mar
16
10:30 am10:30

Victor, The True Spirit of LOVE!

  • Grace Street Theater

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. 

Victor, The True Spirit of Love!
Mar
16
7:30 pm19:30

Victor, The True Spirit of Love!

  • Grace Street Theater

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. 

Victor, The True Spirit of LOVE!
Mar
17
3:00 pm15:00

Victor, The True Spirit of LOVE!

  • Grace Street Theater

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. 

Victor, The True Spirit of LOVE!
Mar
17
7:30 pm19:30

Victor, The True Spirit of LOVE!

  • Grace Street Theater

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. 

Victor, The True Spirit of Love!
Mar
18
3:00 pm15:00

Victor, The True Spirit of Love!

  • Grace Street Theater

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. 

Gaviota
Jun
1
7:00 pm19:00

Gaviota

  • Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen

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.

Gaviota
Jun
2
2:00 pm14:00

Gaviota

  • Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen

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.

    Gaviota
    Jun
    3
    3:00 pm15:00

    Gaviota

    • Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen

    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.


    Fiesta del Sol at Dogwood Dell!
    Jul
    15
    8:30 pm20:30

    Fiesta del Sol at Dogwood Dell!

    • Dogwood Dell Amphitheater

    FIESTA DEL SOL
    JULY 15, 2017
    Dogwood Dell Amphitheater

    Get your blankets and picnic baskets ready! Come spend a jubilant evening with Latin Ballet as we represent Central America, the Caribbean and Brazilian culture and rhythms with music and traditional dance styles. Fun for the whole family!

    *There is no charge, as this is an outdoor amphitheater.
    You may want to bring chairs, and a cooler if you like! Alcoholic beverages and glass containers are prohibited in City parks, and pets are not permitted.

    Alma Latina at Hylton Performing Arts Center
    Jul
    12
    11:00 am11:00

    Alma Latina at Hylton Performing Arts Center

    • hylton performing arts center

    JULY 12, 2017 AT 11:00 AM

    Embark on a tour of Latin American dance with the Latin Ballet of Virginia. Learn more about the steps and history of dances like the Salsa, Merengue, and Bachata along with Flamenco and Capoeira. Discover the origin of these popular dances in this lively celebration of Latin America’s rich cultural heritage that is steeped in tradition, rhythm, music, and dance.

    This performance is partially supported by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and National Endowment for the Arts.

    Buy Tickets

    Location: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA 20110 

    MOMO
    Jun
    4
    2:00 pm14:00

    MOMO

    • The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen

    Based on the 1973 novel by Michael Ende, about the concept of time and how it is utilized in modern day society.

    MOMO
    Jun
    3
    2:00 pm14:00

    MOMO

    • The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen

    Based on the 1973 novel by Michael Ende, about the concept of time and how it is utilized in modern day society.

    MOMO
    Jun
    2
    7:00 pm19:00

    MOMO

    • The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen

    Based on the 1973 novel by Michael Ende, about the concept of time and how it is utilized in modern day society.

    ¿Que Pasa? Festival
    Apr
    3
    12:00 pm12:00

    ¿Que Pasa? Festival

    • Canal Walk

    Celebrate Latin pride with us here in RVA at the annual ¿Que Pasa? Festival, hosted by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

    Latin Ballet of Virginia Performs at Annual Heart Ball
    Apr
    3
    10:00 am10:00

    Latin Ballet of Virginia Performs at Annual Heart Ball

    • Main Street Station

    Main Street Station
    1500 East Main Street
    Richmond, VA 23219

    Event Program 
    6:00 pm Doors Open, Registration Begins
    6:00 pm-7:50 pm Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction
    8:00 pm Call to Dinner
    8:30 pm-Midnight Live Auction,Open Your Heart Appeal, Dancing 

    Checkout opens at 10:30 pm

    2016-2017 Richmond Heart Ball

    Saturday, April 22, 2017

    A Celebration of creating and sharing. Our evening celebrates: our work and mission; our donors and volunteers; and — most importantly — the lives saved and improved because of everyone’s effort. The Heart Ball promises to be an engaging evening of fun and passion bringing community and philanthropic leaders together. Last year, our Heart Ball campaign raised just over $71 million nation-wide allowing us to fund life-saving research and prevention programs in our community and across the country.

    Our Mission

    Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Our mission drives everything we do. 

    NuYoRican
    Mar
    16
    Mar 17

    NuYoRican

    • Cultural Arts Center in Glen Allen

    Field Trip Days
    Thursday and Friday, March 16 & 17 at 10:30am. Shows for field trips are 1 hour long.

    Based on the migration and experiences of  Puerto Ricans who migrated to the United States after World War II.

    Additional Legend of the Poinsettia Performance
    Jan
    8
    6:00 pm18:00

    Additional Legend of the Poinsettia Performance

    • Latin Ballet of Virginia

    Since we weren't able to bring the performance due to yesterday's weather, we added another one for Sunday night!

    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.

    Dia de los Muertos Festival
    Oct
    15
    7:00 pm19:00

    Dia de los Muertos Festival

    • The Culpeper State Theatre

    Come join us in this Celebration of LIFE! El Dia De Los Muertos is a Mexican holiday that brings communities together to remember and celebrate loved ones who have passed. 

    POEMAS
    Oct
    8
    7:00 pm19:00

    POEMAS

    • Piedmont Virginia Community College Theater

    The Latin Ballet will perform works inspired by the life and poetry of Edgar Allan Poe, Alfonsina Storni, Pablo Neruda and Federico Garcia Lorca.

    The Rose Festival
    Oct
    2
    1:45 pm13:45

    The Rose Festival

    • Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens

    The Rose Garden is flush with blooms at the end of the growing season & the Garden celebrates with Rose Fest...

    Peace Festival
    Sep
    10
    2:00 pm14:00

    Peace Festival

    • St. Stephen Episcopal

    2016 RVA Peace Festival!

    Promoting Peace in the world


    The RVA Peace Festival will take place Saturday, September 10, 2016, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Richmond, 11am to 5pm.

    RVA Peace Festival is a celebration of the diverse faith and cultural traditions that enrich our region.

    This year’s Festival, the 12th annual, will feature new and exciting elements! Enjoy performances from Ezibu Muntu, the Latin Ballet of Virginia, Richmond Boys Choir, Sri Sai Dance Academy, and Falun Dafa Chinese Dancers.  Children will enjoy Chalk for Peace by Art 180 and teen-led cooperative games.  All will have the chance to walk through a meditation labyrinth and experience workshops.

    Food will be available for purchase from La Milpa Mexican cuisine and Zainab’s Middle Eastern Halal Delicacies.  There will also be a children’s interfaith service and a mid-day panel discussion that is a part of the ongoing “Standing Together” program series.