VISIONS Contemporary Ballet Presents Humility and Faith

Run Time: 120 Min with a 10 minute Intermission and one 5-minute pause


The Riverside Theatre Fri, Nov 17, 2023 7:00 PM
6:30pm House
The Riverside Theatre Sat, Nov 18, 2023 7:00 PM
6:30pm House
The Riverside Theatre Sun, Nov 19, 2023 3:00 PM
2:30pm House


VISIONS Contemporary Ballet  


Humility and Faith



Tainted Bla’k (2022) – Ranardo-Domeico Grays, Choreographer – Katarina Smith, Dancer – Andrew Williams, Photographer



VISIONS Contemporary Ballet presents Humility and Faith, with works by 

Founder/Artistic Director Ranardo-Domeico Grays, a commissioned choreographer 

and brain cancer survivor, who inspires others. “There are no words to describe

the journey, the sweat, the blood, the war that is being a black artist.” - Viola Davis


VISIONS Contemporary Ballet, based in Harlem NYC, performs three thought-provoking works choreographed by Founder/Artistic Director Ranardo-Domeico Grays in Humility and Faith, conveying messages greater than the artist, featuring the premiere of Backbone, inspired by a Black artist’s heartfelt journey, integrity and loving deeply, with music by Vir-Amicus and Queen Esther. “Let all that you do be done in love.” (I Cor. 16:14). Also being performed are Tainted Bla’k, a celebration of the beauty of being Black, set to music that is inspirational, positive and has powerful messages of Blackness composed by artists of the African Diaspora, and Roots, rooted in prayer, about self-growth, a signature work that is spiritually uplifting and an audience favorite. 


Friday, November 17, 2023 at 7pm; house opens at 6:30pm 
Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 7pm; house opens at 6:30pm 
Sunday, November 19, 2023 at 3pm; house opens at 2:30pm


Approximate Run time: 2 hours


There will be one 10-minute intermission and one 5-minute pause.


General Admission: $30


Students/Seniors:  $25 (online advance purchase only)


Box Office:

Friday, November 17 – Saturday, November 18, 2023: Opens 5:30pm

Sunday, November 19, 2023: Opens 1:30pm


For ticketing questions or problems, please email


Humility and Faith is made possible in part with funds from UMEZ Arts Engagement, supported by the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone (UMEZ); and Creative Engagement, supported by The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) in partnership with the City Council, The New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and the Howard Gilman Foundation.  UMEZ Arts Engagement and Creative Engagement are administered by LMCC.

Humility and Faith is funded in part by NoMAA Small Grants for Individual Artists, made possible with the support of NewYork-Presbyterian and the Hispanic Federation.

Humility and Faith is funded in part by West Harlem Development Corporation (WHDC) 2023 CBG (Community Benefits Grants), and The Riverside Church Sharing Fund Grant.

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