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Saturday, November 05, 2011

River City Youth Ballet features WV Poetry

Several  West Virginia poets, some youth--some not, will be featured in "Poetry in Motion" an original production of the River City Youth Ballet of Charleston. The ballet opens at  7:00 pm on Friday, November 18, 2010, at the WV Culture Center, Charleston, West Virginia. Choreographed by Artistic Director, Michelle Raider, and Margaret Lieberman, Heather Looney, and Rob Roycey, the ballet features poetry by West Virginia students and by selected West Virginia poets. Anthony Braxton, state winner of the "Poetry Out Loud" competition sponsored by Arts in Education, will be one of the guest readers.

Members of West Virginia Writers, Inc., will recognize many of the feature poets as current or former members and some JUG Award winners. Tickets are available at the door or  may be obtained by. calling the
studio 304-925-3262. Ticket prices are Adults $12.00 Youth 12 and under, $8.00

Poetry incorporated into the ballet:
  • "Appalachia" by Muriel Miller Dressler formerly of St. Albans
  • "Bob Thompson" by Colleen Anderson of Charleston
  • "Faldang" by  Louise McNeill formerly of  Buckey (past West Virginia poet laureate)
  • "Flowing Waters" by Father Everett Francis Briggs (formerly of Monongah)
  • "Incantation" by Barbara Wilkie Tedford of Elkins
  • "It Was the Wind" by Don West formerly of Pipestem
  • "On the Eighth Day" by Phyllis Wilson Moore of Clarksburg
  • "Three Women on a Porch" by Gail Galloway Adams formerly of Morgantown
  • "Touching the Stars" by Vera Andrews Harvey formerly of Huntington (past state poet laureate)
  • "Twilight" by Lee Mays formerly of Ripley
For more information contact River City Youth Ballet office at 304-925-3262