The Virginia Arts Festival’s top priority is the health and safety of all our patrons, artists, volunteers, and staff.  In conformance with Governor Ralph Northam’s statewide ban on events over 100 people made on March 15, 2020, and due to the increasing threat COVID-19, all public performances and education events scheduled through May 4 will be postponed or canceled effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

“The safety of our patrons, artists, and staff is paramount, so we made this decision to support public health and do our part to help slow the worldwide spread of this virus,” Says Robert W. Cross, Perry Artistic Director, Virginia Arts Festival. “While we are proud of the programs we had planned through May 4, please know that given the current global health issues, we are making these difficult decisions in the best interest of all.”  

From the night, in 1974, when this now-legendary troupe muscled its tutu-clad way onto the stage in New York’s late-late shows and off-Broadway lofts, they have clung to their purpose of bringing technically perfect ballet to hilarious parodies of the classics, bringing the house down along the way. With names like Nadia Doumiafeyva, Olga Supphozova and Ludmila Beaulemova, these beefy ballerinas tower on pointe, unafraid of throwing an elbow to grab a spot in the spotlight, and revealing the legendary egos behind the artistry in the great Russian companies of yore. Get your tickets now for “the funniest night you’ll ever have at the ballet” (The Guardian, UK).
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