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New to the team

Hi! My name is Sierra and I am the newest face in the box office

I am a Junior in Sculpture and Extended Media. My work usually involves textiles, ceramics, a bit of performance, and what ever else I can get my hands on. You will probably see me knitting in the office, whenever possible.  I have always had a love and appreciation for performance, especially dance, which is why I’m so excited to join the Grace Street Theater team!

~Sierra McLeod

VCUarts Cinema awarded “Outstanding Cinematography Training” by MovieMaker Magazine

“Images are paramount at Virginia Commonwealth University, one of the only schools in the world where undergrads shoot projects on 35mm film. Tuition covers all shooting expenses, so that students can concentrate on their craft. Visual storytelling is at the heart of every course, and the list of equipment on hand (including three Arri cameras and two AJA Cion 4K cameras) would make a professional cinematographer swoon.”

Check out the full article!

VCU one of nation’s “top 100 minority degree producers”

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education ranks VCU No. 53 for total minority bachelor’s degrees and No. 49 for total minority professional doctoral degrees.  This recognition is published just as VCU begins the implementation of a Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Action Plan.

“VCU was cited in the top 10 for degrees awarded to African-American students in: psychology (bachelor’s); marketing (bachelor’s); area, ethic, cultural, gender and group studies (bachelor’s); visual and performing arts (bachelor’s); physical sciences (bachelor’s); and dentistry (professional doctorate). ”

Congratulations, VCU!

Read the full article!

 

Welcome back VCU students!

Welcome all students, faculty, and staff to another exciting year here at VCU!  We are eagerly anticipating the start of the semester this week and hope you all are enjoying Welcome Week festivities!

Our 2017-2018 season is filling up and we hope to see you all at an event here in our wonderful theater.  And over the summer, we have been busy sprucing up our building preparing for the busy year ahead!

Here are 5 events you can enjoy here at the Grace Street Theater this fall semester:

  1. VCU DANCE PRESENTS “DANCE ON CAMERA” FILM SCREENING, Monday, September 25th, 2017 8 pm
  2. CINEMATHEQUE PRESENTS “DEKALOG”, Saturday, October 14th, 2017 11 am-11 pm
  3. VCU DANCE FALL 2017 SENIOR PROJECT CONCERT, Thursday-Saturday, November 16th-18th, 2017 8 pm
  4. EYEWORKS ANNIMATION FILM FESTIVAL, Thursday, November 30th, 2017 5 pm-10 pm
  5. CINEMATHEQUE FILM SCREENINGS, Most Tuesdays 7 pm

For specific details regarding our events, be sure to visit our event calendar!

VCU DANCE ANNOUNCES 2017-2018 SEASON

VCU Dance’s season is full of exciting events and performances this year!  As the 2018 Mid-Atlantic South American College Dance Association (ACDA) host, VCU Dance will be presenting a jam-packed weekend of dance from students and faculty members across the region.  Learn more on their website!

VCU Dance student recipient of Undergraduate Research Fellowship for Inclusive Excellence

Senior Dance & Choreography major, Christine Wyatt, utilizes her fellowship to attend the Summer Leadership Institute, an annual 10-day intensive workshop sponsored by Urban Bush Women at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.  Wyatt will use her summer studies to catapult the creation of her senior project, which utilizes dance, choreography, community engagement, activism and research.

View the full article to learn more.

New York-Based Doug Varone and Dancers Announces KARAR DANCE COMPANY’s April Performances

KARAR DANCE COMPANY, led by Artistic Director and Choreographer Kara Robertson, was recently featured on Doug Varone and Dancers’ Facebook Page, a well-known New York City-based modern dance company.  Newly founded here in RVA, KARAR DANCE COMPANY presents their inaugural performance April 28th and 29th, 2017 at The Grace Street Theater.  Read below for Doug Varone and Dancers’ post about Kara Robertson and KARAR DANCE COMPANY!

“-DEVICES Alum Update-
KARAR DANCE COMPANY, founded by DEVICES 2016 alum Kara Robertson, will be performing in Richmond, Virginia on April 28 + 29. KARAR is presenting 4 works, including Kara’s DEVICES showcase work “StandStill” and the world premiere of “Kaizen.” You can find more information at https://www.facebook.com/events/1739243303072271/ and support their work at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/karar-dance-company-art#/ “

You can also like KDC on Facebook and visit their website!

For more details on DOVA, visit their website!

 

VCU DANCE NOW 2017 Guest Artist Work “Still Crossing” Topic of Conversation in Radio Segment

Guest Artist piece choreographed by Liz Lerman is included in this year’s annual VCU DANCE NOW.  Performances take place this weekend, February 16-18.  The unique project is featured in the link below.

“Intergenerational Dance Project Builds Bridges and Community”

VCU Dance guest artist, Liz Lerman, featured in Dance Magazine

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Liz Lerman and Dance Exchange are visiting artists this year in the Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Dance and Choreography.  The annual VCU Dance Now program will feature Lerman and Dance Exchange’s Still Crossing February 2017 at The Grace Street Theater.  Please read the full article for inside information on Liz Lerman and Dance Exchange:

http://dancemagazine.com/inside-dm/magazine/the-more-things-change/

VCU Dance hosts Zimbabwe-born dancer and choreographer Nora Chipaumire this weekend

Chipaumire performs “portrait of myself as my father”, posing the question; What is it about the black male body that we fear?
Tonight’s performance is SOLD OUT but tickets are still available for Saturday October 29! For more details, please read the full article below:

http://news.vcu.edu/article/VCU_Dance_presents_Nora_Chipaumire_performances_and_discussions