The Richmond Ballet's inaugural performance of its New Works Festival presents six very new pieces by seven choreographers from April 1 to 6 in its Studio Theatre at 407 E. Canal St.
"We give them a short amount of time to put them all together," says Aaron Sutten, the ballet's spokesperson, "so they may not have the full costumes or scenery that they will ultimately have."
The group of choreographers includes: international performer-turned-choreographer Eloy Barragán; Malcolm Burn, the Richmond Ballet's artistic associate and ballet master; David Leong, chairman, professor and producer in Virginia Commonwealth University's Department of Theatre, in collaboration with fellow faculty member Patti D'Beck; Viktor Plotnikov, a former principal dancer with the Boston Ballet; Gina Patterson, a ballerina and choreographer; and Todd Rosenlieb, director of his own company in Norfolk.
Each performance will feature three to four pieces, but if audiences choose to attend two shows, they'll see all the dances, with their variety of styles. Tickets are $28. For more information, call 344-0906 or visit richmondballet.com .