Richmond Ballet to perform Sunday in Pound

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The Richmond Ballet corps will perform at 3 p.m. on April 3 in Pound, Virginia at the J.W. Adams Performing Arts Center.

The program is presented by Pro-Art Association as part of the W. Campbell Edmonds Memorial Concert Series and is partially supported by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and National Endowment for the Arts.

Richmond Ballet was founded in 1957 by local dance enthusiasts as a performance outlet for students in local dance programs. It existed for more than 20 years as a small, civic company until 1975, when the School of Richmond Ballet was created.

In 1984 Richmond Ballet became the first professional ballet company in Virginia. It was designated the State Ballet of Virginia in 1990.

Richmond Ballet’s mission is to awaken and uplift the human spirit, both for audiences and artists. It is dedicated to the promotion, preservation and continuing evolution of the art form in ballet.

Richmond Ballet strives to keep meaningful works of dance alive, and to produce and foster new works which remain true to these values.

Admission is $15, adults; $10, seniors; $5, students. College students and children under 5 are admitted free.

For information, contact Pro-Art at 276-376-4520.

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