Saturday, April 15th, 2023
Union High School Auditorium
2 Champions Ave, Big Stone Gap, VA
Children & Students Free
Richmond Ballet, The State Ballet of Virginia, presents an evening of classical and contemporary works. Stoner Winslett’s Rachmaninoff Rhapsody sweeps audiences away with its elegant costumes, lush music, and virtuosic dancing. Stay by Sarah Ferguson is a contemporary pas de deux that portrays the remembrance of a loved one who has been lost, and the idea of their spirit or memory visiting for just a brief moment, where you wish you both could stay. Inspired by the iconic 1967 film of the same name, Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner by Jennifer Archibald addresses the intolerances faced by interracial couples and highlights the fortitude, simplicity, and beauty of love. Set to music by soul legends such as Donny Hathaway and Ray Charles, this powerful work breathes new life into a vintage Hollywood story. Closing the program is Ma Cong’s Thrive, a joyful ballet exploring the depth and intensity of energetic connections.
Adult tickets are $10.00. All children and students are free to attend. Pro-Art season tickets will be honored for this performance.
This performance is made possible in part by a grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Pro-Art is additionally supported by the Slemp Foundation, The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, Mountain Empire Community College, and the Columbus Phipps Foundation.
Pro-Art partners with a variety of venues, therefore individuals with mobility issues are encouraged to call 276-376-4520 or email the Pro-Art office at firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements for parking. For evolving conditions related to the global pandemic, inclement weather, or similar unforeseen circumstances, patrons are encouraged to check proartva.org for up-to-date information.
Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner: Eri Nishihara and Zacchaeus Page in Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner by Jennifer Archibald. Richmond Ballet. All Rights Reserved. Photo by Sarah Ferguson.