Columbia City Ballet Presents: Off the Wall & Onto the StageVisit Website
The James River Valley (VA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, and The Links Foundation, Incorporated, bring to Richmond for the first time, the Columbia City Ballet’s critically acclaimed Off the Wall and Onto the Stage: Dancing the Art of Jonathan Green. This dynamic performance leaps onto the stage of the Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Energy Center March 10, 2023, at 7:30pm. Tickets release to the public this Friday, November 4, 2022, at 10AM Est.
The ballet described as…” ingenious and fabulous” …by The New York Times…” uses William Starrett’s breathtaking choreography to bring to life 22 paintings by renowned artist Jonathan Green. Green is hailed as one of the most important contemporary painters of the Southern experience. His bold, vibrant works of art depict the lifestyles and landscapes of his native low country, South Carolina, Gullah community. The ballet called …” profound and soulful” … by the Tampa Tribune has generated sellout crowds in New York, Chicago, the Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida.
This 1.2-million-dollar production showcases hundreds of dazzling, handmade costumes and an exhilarating mix of jazz, gospel, classical, Motown and Caribbean music. The Richmond event features cameo performances by RVA’s celebrated songstress, Desiree Roots and the famed Virginia Union University Choir.
Honorary co-chairs of this benefit performance are actress and philanthropist, Daphne Maxwell Reid, the Richmond Ballet’s artistic director, Stoner Winslett, actor and director Tim Reid and Kym Grinnage, VP & Gen. Mgr. WWBT/NBC12 & WUPV/CW.
The Links, Incorporated is one of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer service organizations for women, with 292 chapters in 41 states, the District of Columbia, the Bahamas and the United Kingdom. The James River Valley (VA) Chapter was chartered in 1983. Proceeds from this event benefit the chapter’s philanthropic outreach including its STEM initiative with Richmond Public Schools, signature arts education program, “Classics through the Ages” and a Virginia Union University scholarship endowment. www.jamesrivervalleylinks.org