Choreography by Stoner Winslett
Music by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
Pianist: Joanne Kong
What’s Going On, a world premiere
Choreography by Val Caniparoli
Music by Leonard Cohen, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bob Dylan, Marvin Gaye, Melanie, Joni Mitchell, Jimmie Rodgers, and Pete Seeger
Artistic Director Stoner Winslett’s Echoing Past uses seldom heard piano music by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, played by Joanne Kong, to explore one woman’s journey – the reality of continuing to go forward, the reflections of her past experience, the decisions both in and out of her control, and the necessity of finding strength from within.
Originally scheduled to premiere in May 2020, Val Caniparoli’s What’s Going On takes a cutting edge look at some of today’s most provocative societal issues, including war, race, sexual orientation, politics, the environment, and more. Set to iconic protest songs from the past sixty years, paired with powerful images and headlines, Caniparoli’s new work examines where we have been and where we are going as a society.
Upon entering the theatre, all audience members ages 12 and above are required to show printed or digital proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or of a professionally-administered negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the performance.* Patrons ages 18 and above will also need to show a photo ID. All patrons ages 2 and above are required to wear a mask at all times while in the Richmond Ballet building. Please visit richmondballet.com/covid for details on this policy as well as a complete list of our health and safety protocols.
*Proof of vaccination or of a negative COVID test is not required for children under the age of 12.