Richmond is home to a vibrant arts scene. UR Downtown hosts gatherings in advance of selected downtown performances for University of Richmond students, faculty, and staff and special guests. Registration is required. Transportation is provided from campus, and performance tickets will be purchased for students in advance.
The Modlin Center for the Arts presents Balé Folclórico da Bahia, Bahia of All Colours
Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Arts Center
Balé Folclórico da Bahia is the only professional folk dance company in Brazil. Formed in 1988 by Walson Botelho and Ninho Reis, and under the artistic direction of José Carlos Arandiba, the company’s many national and international tours have earned it a prestigious reputation. The 38-member troupe of dancers, musicians, and singers performs a repertory based on “Bahian” folkloric dances of African origin and includes slave dances, capoeira (a form of martial arts), samba, and those that celebrate Carnival.
The UR Downtown Shuttle departs from Tyler Haynes Commons at 5 p.m. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m., then participants will walk across the street to the Dominion Arts Center for a pre-show Artistic Viewpoint Discussion with co-founder Walson Botelho and University of Richmond professors Dixon Abreu and Matthew Thornton at 6:30 p.m. A shuttle will return to campus following the event. Register
Virginia Rep presents The End of War
Thursday, March 16, 7 p.m.
The November Theatre
Richmond writer David L. Robbins’ critically acclaimed novel is adapted for the stage. In the final days of World War II, the race to conquer Berlin is on. Robbins takes us into the heat of battle, awaiting the fated, terrifying collision between Stalin’s army and Berlin’s civilian population. The End of War examines the choices we make for ourselves, and for each other, when persecution is on our doorstep.
The UR Downtown Shuttle departs from Tyler Haynes Commons at 5 p.m. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m., then participants will walk down the street to the November Theatre for the performance at 7 p.m. A shuttle will return to campus following the event. Register