Todd Rosenlieb Dance and Virginia Ballet Theatre present a mixed bill of live dance performance at the Benjack Studio Theatre in Downtown Norfolk, VA. Join us for a beautifully athletic and artistic program featuring works of modern dance, classical ballet, and contemporary ballet with new pieces by TRDance Artistic Director Todd Rosenlieb, VBT Artistic Director Ricardo Melendez, and company dancers Ronald Parker and Mikaela Watkins.
Friday, November 2 at 8:00pm (pre-concert reception 6:30-7:30pm)
Saturday, November 3 at 8:00pm
Sunday, November 4 at 3:00pm
Friday, November 9 at 8:00pm
Saturday, November 10 at 8:00pm
Sunday, November 11 at 3:00pm
Tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com.
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VBT offerings include
Fragile Strength- Inspired by the work of Danielle Tegeder “Lightness as it Behaves in Turbulance” with music by contemporary composer Gyorgy Ligeti, Virginia Ballet Theater Director, Ricardo Melendez, brings to the stage an allegorical image of fragility as it confronts obstacles. An experiment on classical ballet lines as impacted by contemporary influences and aesthetics, danced to the hunting sound of Sonata for Cello inspired by the turbulence of unrequited love.
Peasant Pas de Duex is a jewel amongst the dances of the romantic era; with music by Adolphe Adam and original choreography by Jean Corelli and Jules Perrot. Peasant Pas de Deux is one of the highlights of Act 1 of the beloved ballet Giselle. Loaded with folkloric overtones and pastorale images Peasant Pas de Deux has becomes the romantic representation of love amongst the common folk during the Romantic era.