Christopher Newport University

Richmond Ballet presents: Carmina Burana


Originally choreographed in 1959 for New York City Opera, John Butler’s powerful, impassioned masterwork uses the full breadth of Carl Orff’s choral score to explore the melding of classical ballet’s structure with the earthiness of contemporary dance. As the score progresses and changes, so too does the character of this groundbreaking work. Butler’s steps seem intimately tied to the extremes of human emotion, as expressed through movement: rapture and release, torture, and true love, all that may succumb to an overwhelming fear of our own morality.

Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 8:00pm

Diamonstein Concert Hall

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Performing Arts, Ferguson Center


Ferguson Center for the Arts
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