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THE SALON: New Work + Audience Feedback

Photo: Dance is Everywhere. Credit: Joe Mahoney VCU Dance is pleased to present the SALON, Wednesday, November 29 at 7:00pm in the VCU Dance Depot Annex Studio, behind 814 West Broad Street. The event is free and open to the public. The informal showing includes new and in-progress works in Dance, including film and live performance. Audience feedback on the work will be facilitated by visiting iCubed scholar MK Abadoo and informed by MacArthur “Genius” Liz Lerman’s Critical Response process.  This is the first VCU… Read more »

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V E R S U S: Fall 2017 Senior Projects in Two Parts

VCU Dance presents V E R S U S: Fall 2017 Senior Projects in Two Parts Part I: Site Specific Works at 1708 Gallery’s InLight Exhibition Part II: Works for the Concert Stage at Grace Street Theater Richmond, VA. The Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Dance and Choreography presents V E R S U S, the Fall 2017 Senior Project Concert in two parts. Part I features two site-specifics works presented at 1708 Gallery’s InLight Exhibition on Friday, November 3, at… Read more »

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Alumni Honored at The New York Dance & Performance Awards

VCU Dance celebrates two alumni who were honored this week at the New York Dance & Performance Awards (aka “The Bessies,” the dance equivalent of the Oscars). Ligia Lewis (BFA 2005) won a Bessie in Outstanding Production for her work, minor matter: Ligia Lewis for minor matter at American Realness with Lumberyard Contemporary Performing Arts at Abrons Arts Center. “For interrogating the social inscriptions on the black body within the frame of the black box. Moving with the logic of interdependence, three dancers push against the… Read more »

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MR. GAGA Screening September 25

VCU Dance is delighted to present a screening of Tomer Heymann’s riveting documentary on Ohad Naharin, Artistic Director of Batsheva Dance Company. Monday, September 25, 2018, 8:00 pm at the Grace Street Theater, 934 West Grace Street, Richmond, VA. Tickets $8/$5 students, at the door. Call for screening and accessibility information: 804-828-2020. Ohad Naharin, artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company, is regarded as one of the most important choreographers in the world. Meeting him at a… Read more »

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2017-2018 Season Announced!

Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Dance & Choreography announces its 2017-2018 Performance Season, including concerts, film screenings, guest artist Helen Simoneau Danse, and visiting artists Ching-I Chang Bigelow and André Zachery. Meghan Abadoo, a VCU iCubed Fellow for 2017-2018, will also share her insight and artistry with the department and the public. Fall 2017 highlights include a performance of recent graduate Courtney Darlington’s work, Disparity, at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in Becket, MA on August 24, and site-specific collaborations with 1708 Gallery’s InLight exhibition on November 3 as… Read more »

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VCU Dance Grad’s Work to be presented at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival

VCU Dance is delighted to announce that graduating senior Courtney Darlington’s 2016 work, Disparity, has been selected for presentation at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival this summer. Disparity, along with four other works from colleges and universities around the nation, was selected as part of the American College Dance Association Performance Highlights program in Jacob’s Pillow’s Inside/Out series. The performance will take place August 24, 2017, free and open to the public. For the second year, American College… Read more »

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RESIST: Spring 2017 Senior Project Concert

VCU Dance presents RESIST: Spring 2017 Senior Project Concert in two programs, Wednesday–Saturday, April 19-22, 2017 at 8:00 pm, Grace Street Theater, 934 West Grace Street, Richmond, VA. Tickets are $15/$10 students with valid I.D. Group discounts available. Visit Showclix.com or call 804-828-2020 for reservations. Join the spring 2017 Senior Project class as they proudly present their capstone projects in RESIST in two programs. Experience the ten choreographers’ individual artistic statements as they take their final bow at VCU…. Read more »

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VCU Dance NOW: Feb 16-18, 2017

VCU Dance is pleased to present VCU Dance NOW, a concert of new work by faculty and guest artist Liz Lerman, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, February 16, 17 & 18 at 8:00 pm and Saturday, February 18 at 2:00 pm at The Grace Street Theater, 934 West Grace Street, Richmond, VA. Tickets are $20/$15 students with valid I.D. Group discounts available. Visit Showclix.com or call 804-828-2020 for reservations. This year, VCU Dance NOW features guest artist Liz Lerman’s iconic work, Still Crossing, along with new works by VCU… Read more »

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PATH FINDERS – 2017 Student Concert

Richmond, VA – VCU Department of Dance and Choreography will present PATH FINDERS, the 2017 Student Concert, on Friday & Saturday, January 27 & 28, 2017 at 8:00 pm at the Grace Street Theater, 934 West Grace Street, Richmond, VA. Tickets are $15/$10 students with valid I.D. and are available now at Showclix or by calling 804-828-2020. This show offers Dance majors of all levels the opportunity to present professionally-produced work to the public. Since dance-making, in addition to dance technique and performance, forms the… Read more »

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Fall Senior Project Concert: emerge.

The Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Dance and Choreography presents emerge., the Fall 2016 Senior Project Concert on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, November 16, 17,18, and 19 at 8:00 pm at the Grace Street Theater, 934 West Grace Street. Tickets are $15/$10 for students with a valid VCU I.D. and can be reserved by calling the Grace Street Theater box office at (804)-828-2020, or via showclix.com. Grappling with their transition into a professional physical practice, these… Read more »