Valerie Tellmann-Henning and Kirk Henning (Mural by Jacopo, photography and photo illustration by Alice Blue, design by Karnes Coffey Design)
The Richmond Ballet’s 33rd professional season opens Sept. 20 to 25 with a Studio One performance at the ballet’s dance factory, 407 E. Canal St.
Melissa Barak, a former New York City Ballet dancer and choreographer and now Barak Ballet’s artistic director, will present a new work that blends the contemporary with the traditional. Also on the bill is José Limón’s “The Moor’s Pavane,” derived from Shakespeare’s “Othello.” Four dancers, draped in flowing Renaissance-style garments, interpret the story of desire and betrayal to the Baroque-era stylings of Henry Purcell. Thus, the old and new combine into a vibrant present.
$20 to $40 ($65 to $100 opening night). 344-0906, ext. 224, or richmondballet.com.