World Premier: Dance Theatre of Harlem World Premiere-Norfolk, VA

Virginia Arts Festival, in partnership with American Evolution, has commissioned a new ballet from Dance Theater of Harlem, which will receive its world premiere May 3-5, 2019 at Chrysler Hall in Norfolk, VA. Themes of the 2019 Commemoration, the arrival of the first 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).

Carillon Healthcare and Optima Health are presenting partners.

EVENT DETAIL


Event Type: Signature Events

Start Date: May 3, 2019

End Date: May 5, 2019

Time: 8 pm

Venue: Chrysler Hall

215 St Pauls BoulevardNorfolk, VA 23510


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