Colonial Williamsburg’s Kimball Theatre will be the site of performances to benefit area organizations this November.
Leap of Faith, which will showcase everything from contemporary ballet and lyrical dance to hip-hop and popping, will be featured 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9 to benefit Avalon, a local battered women’s and children’s shelter. Leap of Faith features dancers from the National Ballet, Oracle Williamsburg Ballet Theatre, In His Steps, Virginia Regional Ballet and the Institute for Dance. The afternoon of dance is choreographed around the theme of our universal need to be able to take that leap of faith, believing in ourselves and those around us.
Cost for general admission for students is $15. All proceeds go directly to benefit Avalon. Donations of backpacks and school supplies for Avalon children may also be given at the performance.
The Wild and Scenic Film Festival 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12 will benefit the James River. With a “Cannes-do” spirit intent on shining a spotlight on one of Virginia’s most beloved gems—the James River—the James River Association is sponsoring a “reel” green film festival. The festival will showcase of 11 short films that celebrate the great outdoors and the environment, including: “Carpa Diem,” the whimsical Italian film that received the Jury Prize at the 2007 Intelligent Use of Water Film Competition; “Against the Current,” a beautifully filmed documentary on the competing interests for water rights in Montana; and “Water Loving Doggies,” a splashing rollick of canines down the Yuba River. Tickets are $5 for students.
For more than 30 years, the James River Association has served as the principal advocate and defender of America’s Founding River. The organization and its members work throughout the James River watershed to improve the health and quality of the James.
For more information, contact the Kimball Theatre Box office at (757) 565-8588 or visit www.kimballtheatre.com.