Richmond Ballet visits the Forum

'Clowns and Others'

BY PETER HUMMERS, OUTER BANKS SENTINEL | Stoner Winslett brought the Richmond Ballet‘s artistic and athletic dancers to the Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts Saturday evening.

Dancing the choreography of Balanchine, John Butler, Ma Cong and Salvatore Aiello, they appeared as characters including Adam and Eve and a troupe of clowns, delighting the audience and earning a standing ovation. Clowns and Others, choreographed by Salvatore Aiello, was danced to Sergei Prokofiev’s Visions Fugitives, Opus 22, and proved the pièce de résistance, bringing the audience happily to its feet. (Additional photos after the jump)

'Valse Fantaisie'

Above, a scene from George Balanchine’s Valse Fantaisie (Fantasy Waltz), which featured Cecile Tuzii and David Neal.

'Adam and Eve'At right, Adam (Thomas Garrett) entered with Eve (Shira Lanyi) encircling his waist like a belt – or a rib – during John Butler’s Adam and Eve, after the fall from Eden – the loss of Paradise.

'Ershter Vals'At left, Ma Cong’s modernist Ershter Vals (First Waltz). Four movements were danced to the music of KlezRoym, an Italian klezmer (the music of Jewish communities of Eastern Europe) group.

'Clowns and Others'

Above, Clowns and Others, choreographed by Salvatore Aiello, was danced to Sergei Prokofiev’s Visions Fugitives, Opus 22, and brought the audience happily to its feet.

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