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Virginia National Ballet Conversation: Creating Ballets Outside of the Box

Presented ByHylton at Home
When/WhereThursday, Nov 19, 2020 7:00pmVirtual Event

This insightful presentation includes a short interview with Virginia National Ballet’s Artistic Director and Choreographer, Rafik Hegab, followed by narratives and clips from select performances of Rafik’s original choreographies. Look for segments from Aida (the first complete ballet made of Aida); La Bohème (the first choreographed version in the United States to use the original score for orchestra); Aladdin (a three-act ballet created by Rafik with colorful sets, flying carpet, and video projections);  and more!

Virginia National Ballet: Creating Ballets Outside of the Box will be streamed simultaneously on this webpage, Facebook, and YouTube at the scheduled time. 


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