The Legend of The Poinsettia
January 7-10, 2016
Thu.10:30 am & 12:30 pm (School Field Trips)
Fri. 10:30 am
(School Field Trips)
Fri. 7:30 pm
Sat. 3:00 & 7:30 pm
Sun. 3:00 pm
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
2880 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060
January 7-10, 2016, the Latin Ballet of Virginia proudly presents its 16th Anniversary performance of THE LEGEND OF THE POINSETTIA. Latin Ballet's Artistic Director, Ana Ines King, created the production in 2001 to delight and inform audiences on the numerous and unique winter holiday traditions from Latin America. Every year since, the Latin Ballet has captivated audiences of all ages and backgrounds with this annual performance full of light, spirit and joy.
THE LEGEND OF THE POINSETTIA is a story based on the Mexican legend about a pure-hearted young girl who discovers the true spirit of giving. Unable to offer a gift of material value, Little Maria picks a handful of weeds that magically transform into brilliant crimson flowers, and thus the custom of giving poinsettias during the holidays is born.
The Latin Ballet's production of THE LEGEND OF THE POINSETTIA elegantly portrays the traditions of the season in the countries of Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, Spain and Puerto Rico. Dances and music will demonstrate cultural celebrations with aguinaldos, gaitas, parrandas, cumbiasand rumbas. The spiritual reverence of the season is combined with the joy and laughter of the traditional festivities.
"Little Maria did not have a gift for the Baby Jesus. All she could find was a handful of weeds...but, because she gave from her heart, the weeds turned into beautiful red flowers.
This is the story of the Poinsettia, the Christmas plant."
A very special guest artist appearance by the legendary Frances Wessells!
Tickets available online at www.latinballet.com or by calling (804) 356-3876. $20 Adults, $15 Children, Students, Seniors and Military.