Soundings: "Spring for Dance Gala" showcases seven organizations

As the saying goes, you're judged by the company you keep.Whether you accept that or not, as it relates to the Richmond Ballet, it's assuredly true.It was in high cotton company as one of seven organizations featured in the Virginia Arts Festival's 20th anniversary season "Spring for Dance Gala" held in Norfolk's Chrysler Hall Sunday.

This was a collection of big name dance companies in a diverse afternoon of classical, modern and contemporary dance.In addition to Richmond, it showcased dancers from the American Ballet Theatre, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Lula Washington Dance, Mark Morris Dance Group, Richard Alston Dance Company and Tokyo Ballet, all performing to music...