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2019-2020 Season Announced!

Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Dance + Choreography announces its 2019-2020 performance season including concerts, film screenings, 2020-2021 audition dates and visiting artists including Paloma McGregor in a Research Residency, Dean Moss in a Teaching Residency in partnership with Kinetic Imaging; and Christopher K. Morgan in a Choreographic Residency.

Fall 2019 highlights include Paloma McGregor twice sharing the results of research for the Urban Bush Women Fellowship Program on August 29th and October 4th as well as performances of student work at both the Salon on October 29th and the Fall Senior Project Concert on November 22nd and 23rd.

In Spring 2020, VCU Dance NOW will feature exciting new works by VCU Dance faculty and award-winning guest artist Christopher K. Morgan. Student film work will be presented in the January 24th Rough Cut: Student Film Screening, and the season will conclude with the Spring Senior Project Concert in April.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS FALL 2019

Paloma McGregor In Process I
Thursday, August 29, 2019
The Anderson, 907 ½ West Franklin Street, 12:00 PM. Free.
Paloma McGregor, a Caribbean-born, New York-based choreographer whose work centers Black voices through collaborative, process-based art-making and organizing, shares work in process during a research residency hosted by VCU as part of the Urban Bush Women Fellowship Program, a component of the UBW Choreographic Center, seeking to bring greater national recognition and support to women choreographers of the African Diaspora.

Dance on Camera – Film Screening
Monday, September 23, 2019
Grace Street Theater, 934 West Grace Street, 7:30 PM.
Tickets $8/$5 students (VCU Students Free)
An intriguing evening of dance based films combining the communication arts, film, choreography, and a number of other art forms, curated by Dr. Kate Sicchio, Assistant Professor of Dance & Media Technologies.

Paloma McGregor In Process II
Friday, October 4, 2019
The Anderson, 907 ½ West Franklin Street, 7:00 PM. Free.

Salon
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
The Depot Annex Studio, behind 814 West Broad Street. 7:00 PM.   Free
An informal showing of new student works in a range of disciplines, with post-performance discussion facilitated by VCU Dance faculty.

Fall Senior Project Concert
Friday + Saturday, November 15 + 16, 2019, Time & Venue TBA: Site-Based PerformanceFriday + Saturday, November 22 + 23, 2019, 7:30 pm: Grace Street Theater, 934 West Grace Street.
Tickets $15/$10 students (VCU Students Free)
The Senior Project concert serves as a capstone experience for graduating Dance majors.


CALENDAR OF EVENTS SPRING 2020

Rough Cut: Student Film Screening
Friday, January 24, 2020
Grace Street Theater, 934 West Grace Street, 7:30 PM. Free.
New films by VCUarts students, adjudicated by VCUarts faculty and students from Dance and Kinetic Imaging.

VCUarts Dance NOW
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, February 6, 7, 8, 2020
Grace Street Theater, 7:30 PM plus 2:00 PM Saturday matinee
Tickets $15/$10 students (VCU Students Free)
For 2020, this concert in two programs features new works by VCUarts Dance faculty, students, and guest artist Christopher K. Morgan.

Spring Senior Project Concert
Friday + Saturday, April 17 + 18, 2020
Grace Street Theater, 7:30 pm
Tickets $15/$10 students (VCU Students Free)
The Senior Project concert serves as a capstone experience for graduating Dance majors.

For ticket and theater rental information, contact the Grace Street Theater:
934 West Grace Street
Richmond, Virginia
Phone: 804-828-2020
go.arts.vcu.edu/gracestreet/
Reserve tickets online at www.showclix.com.

The presenting program of VCU Dance is committed to building and engaging dance audiences in the University and Richmond communities while providing opportunities for artists to present and create work. Residencies with Paloma McGregor and Christopher K. Morgan are made possible in part by a grant from the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation.

Auditions for admission for the 2020-2021 Academic Year

Friday, November 22, 2019
Friday, January 24, 2020
Friday, February 7, 2020
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Friday, February 21, 2020

For information on applications and auditions, visit:
http://go.arts.vcu.edu/admissions/how-to-apply/freshman/dance-choreography/

Recognized by professional dancers and choreographers as “a place where things are happening,” Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Dance and Choreography offers a vibrant and stimulating atmosphere where students prepare for careers in dance.