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The City and Its Interior: Hub to Hub

The City and Its Interior: Hub to Hub | May 2, 2018/ 7-9PM VCU Dance Spring 2018 Collaborative Freshmen Performance Ching-I Chang Bigelow – Visiting Artist, Dance + Choreography André M. Zachery – Visiting Artist, Dance + Choreography Wesley Taylor – Assistant Professor, Graphic Design + Art Foundation The 2018 VCU Dance Freshmen Repertory experience takes the form of a cross-departmental collaboration between freshmen VCU Dance majors and VCUarts’s Graphic Design Department that will activate various spaces… Read more »

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MEANS WITHIN

VCU Dance presents MEANS WITHIN, the Spring 2018 Senior Project Concert, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, April 19-21, 2018 at 8:00 pm at the Grace Street Theater, 934 West Grace Street in Richmond. 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 vcudance.showclix.com. After seven semesters of developing and refining their skills as artists who teach, perform, and create, the spring 2018 seniors will be presenting… Read more »

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MK Abadoo’s “Octavia’s Brood: Riding the Ox Home” March 23 + 24

VCU Dance presents Octavia’s Brood: Riding the Ox Home, an original work by iCubed scholar MK Abadoo on Friday and Saturday, March 23 and 24 at the Grace Street Theater at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $15/$10 students, and are available at https://www.showclix.com/events/1319 or by calling 804-828-2020. In Octavia’s Brood: Riding the Ox Home (ORBOH), MK Abadoo crafts an immersive, site-expansive dance work inspired by the prophetic envisioning of science fiction author, Octavia Butler and freedom fighter, Harriet Tubman. Abadoo… Read more »

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VCU Dance Hosts 2018 Mid-Atlantic South Regional ACDA Conference

Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Dance + Choreography is proud to host the 2018 Mid-Atlantic South Regional Conference of the American College Dance Association. The conference will take place at VCU in Richmond, Virginia, March 4-7, 2018. A limited number of public tickets are available for all Adjudicated and Gala Concerts and can be reserved online here. Over 400 students and faculty from college and university dance programs around the region and the nation will visit VCU for four… Read more »

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Helen Simoneau Danse: March 3!

Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Dance + Choreography presents Helen Simoneau Danse in Land Bridge, Satuday, March 3rd, 2018 at 7:30 pm at the W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts, 922 Park Avenue. Tickets are $20/$15 students, and are available at showclix.com or by calling 804-828-2020. In this new evening-length work, choreographer Helen Simoneau investigates heritage, assimilation and identity to reveal how the willing erasure of the self may serve as a means of renewal and redirection. Examined abstractly through the lens of caribou, the iconic and threatened… Read more »

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VCU Dance NOW 2018

VCU Dance is pleased to present VCU Dance NOW, a concert of new work by guest artists, faculty, and students, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, February 8, 9, and 10 at 8:00 pm and Saturday, February 10 at 2:00 pm at the 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. This year, VCU Dance NOW features new work by guest artist Helen Simoneau, and faculty members Ching-I Chang Bigelow, Eric Rivera, and André Zachery…. Read more »

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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 »