VISIONS Contemporary Ballet Presents Redemption

Visions contemporary ballet presents redemption


Jaya Collins, Natalie Gasparini,

Eric Hang-Yu Liu, Mollie Petrizzo, Katarina Smith

VISIONS Contemporary Ballet presents Redemption, a concert featuring the premiere of Tainted Bla’k, with two other inspirational works choreographed by Founder/Artistic Director Ranardo-Domeico Grays. Tainted Bla’k, a celebration of the beauty of being Black, is set to music that is inspirational, positive and has powerful messages of Blackness composed by artists of the African Diaspora. Shattered Lives, about vulnerability, devastation, and lack of control while fighting unfortunate events and negative situations, was commissioned by the Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning for Grays to choreograph for the Making Moves Dance Festival 2021. Roots, rooted in prayer, about self-growth, is a signature work that is spiritually uplifting and an audience favorite.

VISIONS Contemporary Ballet is an ethnically diverse company committed to presenting artistically excellent contemporary ballets in concert dance performances, rooted in African American heritage to a wide range of communities. It seeks to uplift, celebrate diversity, promote healing, provoke thought, and educate by creating and performing inspirational works which explore the human experience.

General Admission: $25

Students/Seniors:  $20 (online advance purchase only)

Friday November 18, 2022: 7pm Performance; 6:30pm House Opens

Saturday November 19, 2022: 7pm Performance; 6:30pm House Opens

Run Time: Approximately 2 Hours

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

Box Office will Open at:

  • 6:00pm Friday and Saturday November 18-19, 2022

Tickets can be purchased online. For purchases at the door all seats are General Admission – $25. For ticketing questions or problems please email

Redemption is made possible in part with funding from UMEZ Arts Engagement, a regrant program supported by the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation (UMEZ) and administered by LMCC.


Updated April 25, 2022

Beginning Friday, April 29, 2022, The Riverside Church will no longer check for proof of vaccination. Patrons must wear mask upon arrival and while they are roaming the building.

 Patrons Must Keep Mask On During Performance at ALL TIMES.

Thank you for your cooperation.