PVCC Announces Dynamic Richmond Ballet Performance Set for March 9

Richmond Ballet in Glare by Ma Cong. Eri Nishihara and Khaiyom Khojaev in Glare by Ma Cong.

Charlottesville, Va. – February 22, 2022 – Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) continues its annual tradition of bringing Richmond Ballet, the state ballet of Virginia, to its Charlottesville audience on Wednesday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m., in the Main Stage Theatre in the V. Earl Dickinson Building. This twenty-fourth year of partnership between the PVCC Fine Arts and Performance division and Richmond Ballet features a full-length program of four diverse works which highlight the versatility, dynamic energy and intense emotion for which the company is known.

The performance will feature the following:

  • A quick burst of classical ballet, “father of American ballet” George Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante captivates audiences from start to finish with its sparkling swiftness and precise execution.  
  • From Ben Stevenson, who is known for creating splendor on stage, Three Preludes explores the evolution of a couple’s love in an intimate ballet setting.
  • In an excerpt from English-Canadian choreographer Colin Connor’s Vestiges, two dancers display their undeniable connection, reminiscent of a moth to a flame.  
  • Richmond Ballet Associate Artistic Director Ma Cong’s Glare displays the choreographer’s undeniably emotive signature movement set to an extraordinary neo-soul/classical collaboration by musicians David McAlmont and Michael Nyman.

After its founding in 1957, Richmond Ballet became the first professional ballet company in Virginia in 1984 and was designated the state ballet of Virginia in 1990 by then Governor Douglas Wilder. In pursuing its mission “to awaken and uplift the human spirit,” Richmond Ballet has become one of Richmond’s most respected arts and educational institutions and has gained national recognition as one of the country’s premiere touring dance organizations.

Reserved seating ticket prices are $23 for adults and $17 for seniors and students. Patrons are encouraged to purchase advance tickets at www.pvcc.edu/performingarts or by calling the PVCC Box Office at 434.961.5376 (major credit cards accepted). The PVCC Cashier’s Office, located in the Main Building, will also have tickets available for purchase during normal business hours. If available, tickets may also be purchased starting two hours prior to the performance at the Box Office, located in the lobby of the Dickinson Building.

For more information, email boxoffice@pvcc.edu or call 434.961.5376. Learn more about the PVCC Fine Arts and Performance season at www.pvcc.edu/performingarts.

Richmond Ballet’s performance is made possible in part by a grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts with media support by CBS19 News.

About Piedmont Virginia Community College
Established in 1972, Piedmont Virginia Community College is a nonresidential two-year institution of higher education that serves Central Virginia – principally, residents of the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson. PVCC is one of 23 community colleges in Virginia that comprise the Virginia Community College System. PVCC is committed to providing access to a college education for all who can benefit, an opportunity for each student to reach her/his potential and excellence in all programs and services. Visit www.pvcc.edu.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Susian Brooks
Director, Marketing and Media Relations
434.961.6574 | sbrooks@pvcc.edu

 

Photo Credits:
Photos by Sarah Ferguson.
-Eri Nishihara and Khaiyom Khojaev in Glare by Ma Cong.
-Richmond Ballet in Glare by Ma Cong.

Department

Humanities, Fine Arts and Social Sciences Division