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BalletNova Performs ‘Kingdom of the Shades’

BalletNova recently announced its spring performance, “Kingdom of the Shades (Act III of La Bayadère) and Other Works,” on the weekend of Friday, May 20. The performances are scheduled for Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 22 at 3 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, located at 125 S. Old Glebe Road, Arlington.

BalletNova artistic director Laveen Naidu is staging the Kingdom of the Shades after original choreographer Marius Petipa, associate artistic director Constance Walsh and local choreographer Shu-Chen Cuff present new works.

The other works that the studio is performing are “Concerto Grosso #1,” “Lost and Found” and “Gâités Parisienne.” BalletNova is also planning education programs after the performance on Saturday, May 21 and before the performance on Sunday, May 22.

After the performance on Saturday, May 21 there will be a chance to chat with the choreographers and special guests after the show. Before the performance on Sunday, May 22 at 1:30 p.m. there will be a behind the scenes program for children ages 8 – 12. Tickets for the performances are $8 – $26 in advance, with an additional $3 charged at the door. For more information, visit, email or call 703-778-3008.