Virginia Commonwealth University dance majors presenting senior projects this fall in need of less than $500 to achieve their goal of $3,000.  If less than $3,000 is raised, they DO NOT receive any of the donations!  Help them produce a successful and professional production by donating to their kickstarter today!

A note from the fall seniors:

“In order to produce our show, we must create costumes, original music, promotions and marketing as well as any set design and extras needed to fulfill our visions. As ten emerging choreographers, we have combined our expenses to work together and cohesively fund our show. The risk is that Kickstarter is all or nothing, so if we do not raise the full amount of our goal, we receive nothing. We hope that you are excited to work with us through this amazing process so the we may graduate on our expected date!”

Tickets are now available for the 2017 Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation!

November 30th, 2017

Doors 5:00pm/ Event: 6:00pm

The Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation returns for its eighth annual festival! This year’s festival will be screening in Richmond at VCU’s Grace Street Theater, featuring two programs of classic and contemporary animated films. Blending an appreciation of classical animation with the sensibilities of avant-garde cinema and the visual culture of alternative comics, the short films in this year’s programs feature historical CG works, animated essay films, unconventional stop-motion, and experimental collage methods.

Eyeworks programs are intended for adult audiences.

Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation Tickets:

Program 1:

Program 2:

Program 1 & 2 Ticket Package:


Program 1 Lineup (6:00pm-7:30pm)

1. Hans Richter, Filmstudie, 5:00, 16mm, 1926 (silent)
2. Johan Rijpma, Extrapolate, 2:00, video, 2017
3. Annapurna Kumar, Mountain Castle Mountain Flower Plastic, 3:08, video, 2017
4. Jan Švankmajer, A Game With Stones, 8:30, video, 1965
5. Nora Rodriguez, Animation That Makes A Sculpture, 0:40, video, 2016
6. Ruth Lingford, What She Wants, 5:00, video, 1994
7. Sabrina Ratté, Créteil, 4:02, video, 2017
8. Simon Gerbaud, saVer, 8:00, video, 2014
9. Robert Darroll, Feng Huang, 10:30, video, 1988
10. Steve Reinke & Jessie Mott, Eat Your Secrets, 4:08, video, 2017
11. Shelley Lake, Polly Gone, 3:00, video, 1988
12. Jaakko Pallasvuo, Soft Body Goal, 3:30, video, 2017
13. Sam Bell, Krell Experiment, 3:34, video, 2017
14. Jacolby Satterwhite, Healing in My House, 9:27, video, 2017

Total Runtime: 72 minutes

Program 2 Lineup (8pm-9:30pm)
1. Chris Bishop, No Stories Now, 4:24, Video, 2017
2. Run Wrake, Jukebox, 5:00, video, 1994
3. Ted Wiggin, Lo, 3:10, video, 2017
4. Ben Russell, Black and White Trypps Number One, 6:30, 16mm, 2005 (silent)
5. Barbara Hammer, No No Nooky T.V., 12:00, 16mm, 1987
6. Elisabeth Belliveau, Troisième, 4:15, video, 2017
7. Sarina Nihei, Rabbit’s Blood, 4:45, video, 2017
8. Pat O’Neill, Easyout, 9:00, 16mm, 1972
9. Lilian Hardouineau, Invocation, 4:00, video, 2017
10. Wojciech Bąkowski, Dry Standpipe, 13:00, video, 2013
11. Jon Gillie, Austerity Cycle, 3:30, video, 2016

Total Runtime: 70 minutes

To learn more about the Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation, please visit:

To learn more about the Grace Street Theater and our 2017-2018 season, please visit:

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The Grace Street Theater

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*Illustration by Stefanie Leinhos


Please join us November 4th at 1:00 pm as the Poe Film Festival presents College Short Film Awards.  Admission is $15 and seating is general admission.  Tickets may be purchased at

“Film students from major Virginia colleges and universities will compete for top prizes at
the College Short Film Awards, hosted by Poe Film Festival at the historic Grace Street
Theater on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University, 934 West Grace Street,
Richmond, on Saturday, November 4, 2017.

Twenty colleges with highly regarded film studies programs throughout the
Commonwealth have been invited to compete in the ten-hour event, during which their
students’ short movies will be shown, discussed and honored at a red carpet
awards ceremony.

Tickets may be purchased online for $15 at after October 16. Seating is
limited to 225 ticket holders. More information is available at”

Starr Foster Dance Project to present work October 5th-8th

Richmond modern dance company, Starr Foster Dance Project, will present an evening of work choreographed by Starr Foster at the The Grace Street Theater.  The company performs three world premieres; Sleep of the Guilty, Animal, and The Shaking Season.  Foster’s 2013 creation, Nineteen43 will also be presented.

October 5th, 6th and 7th, 2017 at 8pm
October 8th, 2017 at 2pm

Tickets: $25 General Admission/ $20 Students & Seniors

Tickets are available at or at our Grace Street Theater Box Office, Monday-Friday from 12-4pm at (804) 828-2020.

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

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


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.