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. The Legend of the Poinsettia – a story based on the Mexican legend of a pure hearted young girl who discovers the true spirit of giving. Unable to offer a gift of material value, she 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 Hispanic traditions of the season. Dances and music demonstrate cultural celebrations with aguinaldos, gaitas, rumbas and plenas. The spiritual reverence of the season is combined with the joy and laughter of the traditional festivities of dance and song.
Purchase tickets online at: www.latinballet.com/tickets/latin-ballet-of-virginia-presents-legend-of-the-poinsettia
For group rates, please call (804) 356-3876.
Show times: Jan. 5-8
Thursday at 10:30 a.m. (Field Trips)
Friday at 10:30 a.m. (Field Trips) and 7:30 p.m.
Saturday at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday at 3 p.m.