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2020-2021 Performance Season

The Dance season for 2020-2021 is supported in large part by a generous grant from the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation. Through this season’s programming, VCUarts Dance will hold space for students, faculty, collaborators, and audiences to engage with the meaning and value of dance when the studio and stage may be closed to us. Season events will include virtual screenings and discussions, site-based performance, and a creative residency series for individual artists from the Richmond community at the Grace Street Theater.


2020

Film Screening & Discussion: Finite & Infinite Games

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Visit Facebook Event page for details.
7:00 PM. Free.

VCUarts Dance + Choreography kicks off its 2020-2021 season with a virtual screening of Katherine Helen Fisher’s film Finite & Infinite Games, plus her short, CEILING. Follow this page for screening details/logistics.
An interdisciplinary dance film, Finite & Infinite Games is a celebration of unity and color. Filmed at Judson Memorial Church in 2010 and premiered at Art Basel Switzerland, Games draws inspiration from philosopher James P. Carse’s “Finite and Infinite Games: A Vision of Life as Play and Possibility.” The suite of nine dances, directed and choreographed by Katherine Helen Fisher, explore the individual’s quest for generativity within community.

The Salon

Friday, October 23, 2020
Details TBA

New works/works in progress created and produced by VCUarts Dance majors.

Black Movement Project: Discussion with LaJuné McMillian

Thursday, October 5, 2020
7:00 PM. Free.

The Black Movement Project is an online database of motion capture data from Black performers and Black character base models, currently underrepresented in available online databases. This library will be used for various extended(virtual, augmented, mixed) reality projects, performances, games, and research purposes. BMP is a tool for activists, performers & artists to create diverse XR projects, a space to research how and why we move, and an archive of Black existence.

Fall Senior Project: Megan Siepka

Film Screening and discussion November 19-21, 2020.
The Senior Project concert serves as a capstone experience for graduating Dance majors.


2021

Rough Cut: Student Film Screening

Friday, January 29, 2021
Virtual Screening.
7:30 PM. Free.

New films by VCUarts Dance majors, adjudicated by VCUarts Dance faculty and students. 

VCUarts Dance NOW

February 12-20, 2021, Format TBA.

For 2021, this concert will feature new works by VCUarts Dance faculty, students, and guest artists Urban Bush Women.

Spring Senior Project Concert

Friday + Saturday, April 23 + 24, 2021
Grace Street Theater, 7:30 pm
Tickets $15/$10 students (VCU Students Free)

The Senior Project concert serves as a capstone experience in both performance and choreography for graduating Dance majors.


General Information

For ticket and theater rental information, contact the Grace Street Theater:

934 West Grace Street
Richmond, Virginia
Phone: 804-828-2020
Fax: 804-827-0154

Visit Website

Reserve tickets online here.

The presenting program of VCUarts 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. The Paloma McGregor/Angela’s Pulse residency and Urban Bush Women creative residency are made possible in part by a grant from the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation.


Auditions

Auditions for admission for the 2021-2022 Academic Year

For information on applications and auditions, visit VCUarts.

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