Originally choreographed in 1959 for New York City Opera, John Butler’s “Carmina Burana” uses 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 was polarizing when it premiered. Richmond Ballet Artistic Director Stoner Winslett discusses how the ballet continues to live on, and how her special relationship with Butler himself serves as a valuable link to the classic, groundbreaking choreography.

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