Richmond Folk Festival 2010

October 9, 2010 by USA Post 

Richmond Folk Festival 2010, Richmond Ballet opens its 2010-11 season with an expanded schedule for implementation, a new acquisition and a world first deletion. In the first game of series Studio, ballet master Jerri Kumery Clowns will be on comic society Salvatore Aiello and others, while choreographer Ma Cong complete his famous 2009 New Works Festival piece, Vals Ershter.

Recently acquired from the estate Aiello and make its first Richmond Ballet, clowns and others is set to Sergei Prokofiev’s piano score animation Visions Fugitives, Opus 22 and has a series of vignettes address the various facets of human nature. Placed in the context of a traveling circus, each character overcomes obstacles humor of life through movement.

As a coach works Aiello, Kumery is delighted to work with the Richmond Ballet dancers in the song. “This ballet and these characters adapt to the society so well,” said Kumery. “Because the dancers themselves know so well, they express the peculiarities of the human mind genuinely and honestly.” Humorous and endearing piercing truth, clowns and others sure to delight and provide a match of the season charm.

Tulsa Ballet Principal Dancer and Resident Choreographer Ma Cong Ballet return to Richmond to complete his impulse, Vals Ershter. The ballet debuted in the Richmond Ballet New Works Festival 2009, and will be completed and fully produced by Studio 1. Ershter Vals music features originating in Jewish ghettos during the Second World War, and uses engaging choreography to represent the people find light in relationships and communities, even in the darkest of times.

The public has responded favorably to Richmond Ballet captivating Cong, in which he weaves influences of folk dance with classical technique. With its message of redemption penetration, Vals Ershter Richmond Ballet will continue its mission to “awaken and uplift the human spirit.”

Richmond Ballet is also pleased to announce its new extended hours for the Studio series. Performances will take place over two weeks, allowing the popular and often sold to reach a wider audience. The first week of shows will run from Thursday to Sunday and the second week from Wednesday to next Sunday. Studio 1 will not be presented the weekend of October 8 to 10 when Richmond Ballet will attend the Richmond Folk Festival.

Performance is in the Studio 1 Richmond Ballet Studio Theatre located at 407 East Street Canal in the heart of the cultural district of Richmond. Tickets are available in person at the branch of Richmond Ballet box, by phone at 1.800.982.2787, or online at

Performance Dates and Times:

Thursday, September 30, 18:30

Friday, October 1, 19:00

Saturday, October 2nd, 19:00

Sunday October 3 2:00 p.m.

Sunday 3 October 16:00

Wednesday, October 13 6:30 p.m.

Thursday October 14 6:30 p.m.

Friday, October 15, 19:00

Saturday, October 16, 19:00

Sunday 17 October 14.00

Altria Group sponsors the Studio Series 2010-11, Inc. Richmond Ballet is grateful to Hunton & Williams, LLP for its generous support of Studio 1.

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