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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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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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Legend of the Poinsettia
Jan
11
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
Jan
12
3:00 PM15:00

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.

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Legend of the Poinsettia
Jan
12
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
Jan
13
3:00 PM15:00

Legend of the Poinsettia

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

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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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)

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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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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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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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    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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    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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    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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    Fiesta del Sol at Dogwood Dell!
    Jul
    15
    8:30 PM20:30

    Fiesta del Sol at Dogwood Dell!

    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.

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    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
    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. 

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    Additional Legend of the Poinsettia Performance
    Jan
    8
    6:00 PM18:00

    Additional Legend of the Poinsettia Performance

    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.

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