March 1, 2023 7:30 PM
Doors Open: 6:30 PM

The James River Valley (VA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated and The Links Foundation, Incorporated bring to Richmond for the first time, the Columbia City Ballet’s critically acclaimed, Off the Wall and Onto the Stage: Dancing the Art of Jonathan Green.  This is a benefit ballet performance.

The ballet described as…” ingenious and fabulous” …by The New York Times…” uses William Starrett’s breathtaking choreography to bring to life 22 paintings by renowned artist Jonathan Green.  Green is hailed as one of the most important contemporary painters of the Southern experience.  His bold, vibrant works of art depict the lifestyles and landscapes of his native low country, South Carolina, Gullah community.  The ballet called …” profound and soulful” … by the Tampa Tribune has generated sellout crowds in New York, Chicago, the Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida.   

This 1.2-million-dollar production showcases hundreds of dazzling, handmade costumes and an exhilarating mix of jazz, gospel, classical, Motown and Caribbean music.  The Richmond event features cameo performances by RVA’s celebrated songstress, Desiree Roots and the famed Virginia Union University Choir. 

Honorary co-chairs of this benefit performance are actress and philanthropist, Daphne Maxwell Reid, the Richmond Ballet’s artistic director, Stoner Winslett, actor and director Tim Reid and Kym Grinnage, VP & Gen. Mgr. WWBT/NBC12 & WUPV/CW.

The Links, Incorporated is one of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer service organizations for women, with 292 chapters in 41 states, the District of Columbia, the Bahamas and the United Kingdom. The James River Valley (VA) Chapter was chartered in 1983.  Proceeds from this event benefit the chapter’s philanthropic outreach including its STEM initiative with Richmond Public Schools, signature arts education program, “Classics through the Ages” and a Virginia Union University scholarship endowment.

By attending this event, you consent to photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release to be used solely for The Links, Incorporated’s publications, social media, website and other promotional material. You waive any rights of compensation or ownership thereto.

At this time, the promoter of this show does have additional requirements in place for patrons outside of the standing venue policies. To provide the highest level of safety, all patrons attending this show are required to show proof of vaccination, or proof that they have received a negative COVID test by a professional technician within 48 hours of the performance date/time. Patrons may show the vaccination card or a photo of the card on their phones when they arrive for the performance. Masks, covering the face and nose, are also required for all patrons while inside the venue.

If there are any changes to the requirements prior to the show, patrons will be notified by email and the event on the venue website updated.

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