Piedmont Virginia Community College and Richmond Ballet celebrate 25th collaboration
ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Piedmont Virginia Community College continues its 25 year tradition of bringing Richmond Ballet, the state ballet of Virginia, to its Charlottesville audience, and it’s all happening Wednesday night.
This collaboration has since developed into a night of acknowledging the importance of art and storytelling through dance.
“It’s always one of the crowd favorites, and I think that it does a really good job of bringing in a broad mix of people in the community that may not have had the chance to see the ballet before,” added Hunter Stillerman, VP of Development and Advancement at PVCC.
But this is more than just a performance for both companies, it reminds the community of the importance of the arts and brings the audience something new.
“We feel like it’s really important for us to tell these experiences, at affordable prices, but the second thing is I hope they come away wowed and amazed, it’s a fantastic performance and we’re just so excited to be partnering with the Richmond Ballet and the Virginia Commission for the Arts to make these experiences possible for our students and community,” added Stillerman.
Richmond Ballet is known for their versatility, dynamic energy and intense emotion.
Wednesday night’s performance shows four dances that push dancers to their fullest potential, while pushing the boundaries of dancer stereotypes.
“I think the message is that dance is for everybody. When you first imagine ballet, you picture the typical pointe shoes and tutus, but this program is really going to show people that ballet can be more than just what our traditional picture is, and that we can all really tell our stories through dance,” added Naomi Robinson, a dancer with Richmond Ballet.
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