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Congratulations to alum Niall Jones for his nomination for Outstanding Emerging Choreographer from the 2017 "Bessies," New York Dance and Performance Awards! VCUartshttp://bessies.org/the-bessies-announce-recipient-of-2017-juried-bessie-award-and-nominees-for-2017-outstanding-emerging-choreographer-award/
Proud to be hosting 2018 Mid-Atlantic South Conference of the American College Dance Assoc! #ACDA2018 https://www.facebook.com/events/1011620335647051/
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.Conference website will be…
Our dear founder and professor emerita Frances Wessells, 97 and still dancing! VCUarts http://wtvr.com/2017/05/25/the-97-year-old-heartbeat-of-modern-dance/
Our dance majors know it, thanks to our own Michael Jarett, lighting designer and technical director extraordinaire!
Two sections of Ballet open this summer! Come sweat it out at the barre, DANC 133.
Opening night! @VCUarts @VCU @GraceStTheater https://www.facebook.com/events/424414431246347/
Please join us for this fantastic show - opening tonight! https://www.facebook.com/events/424414431246347/
RESIST, Spring Senior Project Concert opens TOMORROW! @VCUarts @VCU https://www.facebook.com/events/424414431246347/
RESIST opens tomorrow! Come support these young artists finding their voices at VCUarts: https://www.facebook.com/events/424414431246347/
THIS WEEKEND - senior Aaron Salas has put together two master classes in Street Dance & Heels with Yanis Marshall - don't miss out!
Hey @VCUarts great to share: A Syllabus for Making Work About Race as a White Artist in America: https://hyperallergic.com/369762/a-syllabus-for-making-work-about-race-as-a-white-artist-in-america/
Spring Senior Project concert NEXT WEEK! @VCUarts @GraceStTheater
Seniors Courtney Darlington and Brittany Powers traveled to Mexico with Assistant Professor Eric Rivera to perform and study last week! Here's a great video with the students' take on their experience. VCUarts Virginia Commonwealth University
TODAY 2-4:30 pm the spring Seniors are selling Krispy Kreme donuts in the Virginia Commonwealth University COMPASS. Come out and support their show Resist: Spring 2017 Senior Project Concert!
The spring seniors are making headway on their Kickstarter! Can you help support these fantastic emerging artists? https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1953462717/resist-vcu-dance-spring-senior-projects-2017?ref=nav_search
Our spring seniors are raising funds to support their incredible capstone work - any amount helps! VCUarts https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1953462717/resist-vcu-dance-spring-senior-projects-2017?ref=nav_search
Coming in April! 10 wonderful emerging dance artists share their BFA capstone projects. Do not miss!
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…
We're so proud of senior Courtney Darlington and sophomore Taylor Black, whose works, "Disparity" and "Memories Adrift" were selected for inclusion in the Gala Concert by the adjudicators at the Mid Atlantic South conference of the American College Dance Association!
Spring Seniors are fundraising for their April concert! Check out behind-the-scenes rehearsal footage and more, and donate if you can! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1953462717/resist-vcu-dance-spring-senior-projects-2017
Wonderful radio segment on "Still Crossing"! Don't miss this and six other stunning works, opening TONIGHT! http://ideastations.org/radio/news/intergenerational-dance-project-builds-bridges-and-community
Beautiful radio segment on Still Crossing: https://tinyurl.com/gqkv6mu @VCUarts @GraceStTheater @VCU Thank you @Dance_Exchange! @wcve
TONIGHT opening night of VCU Dance NOW featuring @lizlerman's Still Crossing! @VCUarts https://www.showclix.com/event/VCUDN2017THURS
Liz Lerman's "Still Crossing" features a multi-generational cast. We're so excited to share this and six other wonderful works with you this week in VCU DANCE NOW 2017
This show contains a dance that could not be more timely. It's called "Still Crossing," and it was choreographed by Liz Lerman in 1986 for the centennial of the Statue of Liberty. It deals with issues of immigration, community, and…
SO MUCH AMAZING in this show. Get your tix! Opens next week! https://www.facebook.com/events/1640520592919522/
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Don't forget - today! We need all ages and bodies, and no dance experience needed: https://www.facebook.com/events/956686171128012/
COMMUNITY PERFORMERS NEEDEDTo perform in Liz Lerman’s Iconic Work, STILL CROSSINGPresented by VCU DanceMovers of all ages and backgrounds – no dance experience necessary – invited to participate in aCOMMUNITY REHEARSALSunday, February 5, 3:00-5:00 pmVCUarts Depot Annex Studio, behind 814…
TONIGHT 7pm at our Dance Center Studio 203: Community Connections with Richmond Ballet's Malcolm Burn - come learn about Midsummer Night's Dream, and even some of the choreography! All ages welcome!
PATH FINDERS - Student Concert opens TOMORROW! Come see wonderful new work by our students! 8pm Friday & Saturday at The Grace Street Theater. VCUarts https://www.facebook.com/events/956137377821473/
Richmond, VA – VCU Department of Dance and Choreography will present VCU DANCE NOW on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, February 16-18, 2017 at 8:00 PM plus 2:00 PM Saturday matinee at The Grace Street Theater, 934 W. Grace Street, Richmond, VA.…
Get ready for PATH FINDERS, Jan 27 & 28! Fantastic new student work! https://www.facebook.com/events/956137377821473/
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.…
THIS SATURDAY - Community Performance Opportunity!Dance Exchange and VCU Dance - CALLING Participants of all ages and bodies, invited to perform with VCU Dance in STILL CROSSING, a restaging of Liz Lerman's 1986 classic, originally choreographed for the centennial of…
Tonight's performance of "emerge." Program A is SOLD OUT! You can still catch Program B tomorrow night at The Grace Street Theater! https://www.facebook.com/events/273772989685034/
TONIGHT! Program A features Cathleen Atkinson, Morgahn Crawford, Courtney Darlington, Elizabeth Galyean, Samantha Michelle Nelson, Michelle Purdy, Meredith Williams. https://www.facebook.com/events/273772989685034/
We are honored to be working with Dance Exchange this year, as they set Liz Lerman's iconic work, "Still Crossing," on our students and community members for performance in our February VCU Dance NOW concert.
Coming soon - emerge. Fall Senior Project Concert. Tix on sale November 7! https://www.facebook.com/events/273772989685034/
VCU Dance 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…
Tonight's performance of Nora Chipaumire: portrait of myself as my father is SOLD OUT!
TOMORROW 10AM "Conversations on the Black Body & African Aesthetics" with Nora Chipaumire. @VCUarts @VCUAFAM https://www.facebook.com/events/182689572183146/
Nora Chipaumire performance SOLD OUT FRIDAY, get Sat tix here: https://www.showclix.com/event/norachipaumiresat16
Friday show of Nora Chipaumire: portrait of myself as my father is sold out!! Some tickets left for Saturday. Please note - NO LATE ARRIVALS! https://www.showclix.com/event/norachipaumiresat16
Tix going fast for Nora Chipaumire show Fri & Sat! @VCUarts @VCUAFAM @VCUinclusive https://www.showclix.com/event/norachipaumirefri16
“A no-holds-barred look at masculinity in African culture and the African male body in American culture.” The New York TimesTickets are going fast - VERY limited seating - don't miss out! https://www.facebook.com/events/1668897586756146/
Looking forward to Elegba Folklore Society joining us for Conversations on the Black Body & African Aesthetics this Saturday 10am! https://www.facebook.com/events/182689572183146/
"Conversations on the Black Body and African Aesthetics" with Nora Chipaumire this Sat 10am FREE! @VCUarts @VCUAFAM https://www.facebook.com/events/182689572183146/
THIS WEEKEND Nora Chipaumire tackles black masculinity. @VCUAFAM @VCUarts @VCUinclusive https://www.facebook.com/events/1668897586756146/
This FRIDAY & SATURDAY! VCUarts https://www.facebook.com/events/1668897586756146/
VCU Dance presents "Conversations on the Black Body and African Aesthetics," a lecture-demonstration with Nora Chipaumire, on Saturday, October 29, 10:00 - 11:30 am at the VCU Dance Center, 10 North Brunswick Street, with refreshments and follow-up discussion facilitated by…
THIS WEEK! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqUn-PNaRTs
TONIGHT 7pm screening of "Nora" at Elegba Folklore Society 101 E Broad St https://vimeo.com/16990097 @VCUAFAM @VCU_Engage
TONIGHT 7pm screening of "Nora" at Elegba Folklore Society 101 E Broad St. https://vimeo.com/16990097 @VCUarts
TONIGHT 7pm Elegba Folklore Society presents a screening of the documentary "Nora," about the life of Zimbabwean/Brooklyn-based Nora Chipaumire, whose work will be presented by VCU Dance next week at Dogtown Dance Theatre. Come visit Elegba Folklore Society and watch…
This Friday - Come see and give feedback on students' new and works-in-progress! https://www.facebook.com/events/1823199367911804/
VCU Dance is pleased to present the SALON Friday, October 14 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 student works in…
At the end of October, Company nora chipaumire comes to Richmond with "portrait of myself as my father," “A no-holds-barred look at masculinity in African culture and the African male body in American culture.” The New York Timeshttps://www.facebook.com/events/1668897586756146/
Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Dance & Choreography presents Nora Chipaumire’s "portrait of myself as my father," Friday &Saturday, October 28 & 29, 2016 at 8:00 pm at Dogtown Dance Theatre, 109 West 15th Street, Richmond, VA. Friday evening includes…
Dance on Camera film screening is TONIGHT! 8pm The Grace Street Theater Get tix at the door and don't miss this chance to see incredible dance films in RVA! https://vimeo.com/115907170
TONIGHT Dance on Camera film screening! @VCUarts @vcuartscinema @KineticImaging @VCUphotofilm 8pm @GraceStTheater https://vimeo.com/115907170
Dance on Camera Film Screening Sept 26 features films curated from American Dance Festival's "Movies By Movers" film festival! http://arts.vcu.edu/dance/news/dance-camera-film-screening-september-26/
New season announced! Amazing lineup this year, don't miss out! http://arts.vcu.edu/dance/news/2016-2017-season-announced/
Kudos to alum Monstah Black on his amazing show, also featuring alum Johnnie Cruise Mercer! http://infinitebody.blogspot.com/2016/07/seeking-friend-for-end-of-world-monstah.html
Get tix here for VCU Dance at @kencen next Friday, June 10! @vcuarts http://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/event/RQXAL
VCU Dance at @kencen next week! http://www.richmond.com/entertainment/article_8497f427-1089-5b68-a74f-15f09b3cdfbc.html
We're thrilled for graduating senior Kara Robertson, whose work will be performed at the Kennedy Center next week! VCUarts http://www.richmond.com/entertainment/article_8497f427-1089-5b68-a74f-15f09b3cdfbc.html
Major in Amazing! https://www.facebook.com/vcuarts/videos/10154898271132814/?pnref=story
Opening TOMORROW! Identity4, Spring Senior Project Concert. @VCUarts http://arts.vcu.edu/dance/news/identity4-spring-senior-project-concert/
Opening TOMORROW and running through Saturday, our fabulous spring seniors! https://www.facebook.com/events/1747549688801290/
"Listening may be our best role." Come hear Liz Lerman speak tonight 7:30 @GraceStTheater FREE @VCUarts http://arts.vcu.edu/dance/news/liz-lerman-dance-exchange-visit-vcu/
"Listening may be our best role." Come hear Liz Lerman speak tonight 7:30 @GraceStTheater FREE http://arts.vcu.edu/dance/news/liz-lerman-dance-exchange-visit-vcu/
"Listening may be our best role." Liz Lerman is amazing and you should come hear her speak tonight at 7:30 pm at The Grace Street Theater. For free. http://arts.vcu.edu/dance/news/liz-lerman-dance-exchange-visit-vcu/
Listening may be our best role. @lizlerman @VCUarts @VCUHealth
"It's not THE history. It's A history." Whose portraits appear in hospitals? White men. @lizlerman @VCUarts @VCUHealth
When we are visitors, we need to behave such that we have integrity, respect, thoughtfulness. @lizlerman @VCUarts dance in community
"Everybody works at maximum. There's no dumbing down here." @lizlerman dance & diverse populations (elderly, prisoners, disabled) @VCUarts
"I had this idea you could build community by bringing people together, working in different places and using art."@VCUarts @lizlerman
"Begin to understand and push your creative process." @lizlerman @VCUarts
"Find where in the art solutions live" to facilitating access to dancing for diverse populations. Liz Lerman @VCUarts @VCUHealth
"Insist everyone is in charge of their own body." @lizlerman working with disabled/elderly in dance. @VCUHealth @VCUarts
"Each person wants 2 B unique, so find what artistic principles support that" Lerman on working w/ disabled populations. @VCUHealth @VCUarts
"I believe there are many non-medical solutions to medical problems." @lizlerman working with elders and dance. @VCUarts @VCUHealth
"I want to advocate for a hybridized life, because it's also a way to make a living." @lizlerman @VCUarts
"We can re-examine what it means to be virtuosic." @lizlerman @VCUarts
Can you get people to dance so they forget their pain? So their doctors/families will see them as human beings? @lizlerman @VCUarts
"It isn't like I knew what I was doing. It took me awhile to figure it out." when Liz Lerman began teaching dance to seniors. @VCUarts
"I was really serious. They [old people] can be artists." @lizlerman in Dance History this morning @VCUarts
Liz Lerman: Seeking more from dance early on,"I didn't understand how to be the Lilac Fairy & go to freedom school." (support Civil Rights)
Liz Lerman: "My classical background didn't prepare me for what happened later: civil rights movement."
Liz Lerman speaks with Dance History this morning: "I think I'm making dance whole" by working with diverse populations. @VCUarts
Renowned choreographer Liz Lerman and members of Dance Exchange visit VCU Dance next week! Come to a public talk Thursday, April 14 at 7:30 pm at The Grace Street Theater, FREE! http://arts.vcu.edu/dance/news/liz-lerman-dance-exchange-visit-vcu/
5pm today - informal showing of student & faculty work @GraceStTheater FREE! @VCUarts
What are you doing in an hour? Come by The Grace Street Theater at 5:00 PM for an informal showing of student and faculty work - FREE!
Virginia Commonwealth University's Department of Dance & Choreography is pleased to present Identity4 Spring 2016 Senior Project Concert, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, April 21, 22 & 23 at 8:00 pm at the Grace Street Theater, 934 West Grace Street, Richmond,…
Dance majors performing at @VCUmusic piano recital March 1 @VCUarts Yes cross-disciplinary collaboration!
VCU Music Piano Recital on March 1. 13 VCU Piano students presented solo performance pieces including Jordyn Burton who played her selection on stage in collaboration with VCU Dance Majors Lateisha Melvin and Kevin Carroll. Concept & staging by Judith…
Ronald K. Brown teaching levels II-IV today. Come watch him teach our Friday Workshop, 9-10:45 am at the Depot Annex Studio behind 814 W Broad St!
Welcomes Ronald K Brown this week! Observe Friday Workshop 9-10:45 am @VCUartsDepot Annex Studio! @VCUAFAM @VCUarts