Dance Theatre of Harlem Ballet-Blacksburg

Virginia Arts Festival, in partnership with American Evolution, has commissioned a new ballet from Dance Theatre of Harlem. Themes of the 2019 Commemoration, the arrival of the first women and the first Africans in Virginia, will be reflected in the new work. The new ballet will express in abstract the fortitude of the human spirit, celebrating the unvanquished spark within that must prevail. The choreographer is Claudia Schreier, an award-winning young choreographer who has drawn attention and commissions for new work from American Ballet Theatre, the Vail Dance Festival, and more. The piece, created for 12 dancers and performed in three parts, is set to a new score composed by Jessie Montgomery, whose music has been hailed as “wildly colorful and exploding with life” (The Washington Post). Join us for a one-of-a-kind performance.

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Event Type: Signature Events

Start Date: September 14, 2019

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Venue: Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg

190 Alumni Mall, Blacksburg, VA 24060


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