Carmina Burana with Mozartiana and Danse Macabre
Carmina Burana is one of the most popular works from the Richmond Ballet repertory. John Butler’s powerful, impassioned masterwork, choreographed originally in 1959 for New York City Opera, used the full breadth of Carl Orff’s choral score to explore the melding of classical ballet’s structure with the earthiness of contemporary dance, ultimately creating an innovative work that remains polarizing to this day.
Orff’s grand-scale, incredibly varied musical spectacle was meant to overwhelm the senses,… Show more
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