VCUarts Dance + Choreography is delighted to present VCUarts Dance NOW 2021, new work in the virtual space by students, faculty, and featuring a collaborative re-staging of “Artist Journal” by guest artists Urban Bush Women. The final performance, Part IV on March 12 features “Feeling Distance,” created by Dr. Kate Sicchio, assistant professor of dance and media technologies in VCUarts Dance + Choreography and Kinetic Imaging.
“Feeling Distance” is an interactive choreographic event conceived for the internet. The online audience will not only watch the piece live streamed, they will also have the opportunity to interact with the dancer’s costumes and provide a virtual yet physical touch to the moving bodies they are watching. When the audience clicks on the website, they will inflate or deflate the costumes, adding breath and touch as the dancers respond; creating moments of blooming and wilting, supporting and suffocating, inhaling and exhaling. Visit https://feelingdistance.com at 7:00 pm EST on Friday, March 12.
VCUarts Dance NOW 2021 is the fifth event of the 2020-2021 performance season, a series of virtual events created under COVID protocols and in the spirit of innovation and connection. This season is made possible in part by generous support from the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation.