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.
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.
Friday, October 30, 2020
For details, contact Lea Marshall, firstname.lastname@example.org.
New works/works in progress created and produced by VCUarts Dance majors.
Black Movement Project: Discussion with LaJuné McMillian
Thursday, November 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: A Cleansing In Three Acts, by Megan Siepka
VCUarts Dance presents A Cleansing in Three Acts, a dance film that serves as Megan Siepka’s senior capstone project. A link to the film will be live on Vimeo from November 19th to November 21st, followed by a live screening and Q+A via Zoom video conferencing on Saturday, November 21 at 7:00 pm: https://vcu.zoom.us/j/97248231320
February 19 – March 12, 2021, Fridays 7:00 pm EST.
VCUarts Dance NOW 2021 presents new work in the virtual space by students, faculty, and featuring a collaborative re-staging of Artist Journal by guest artists Urban Bush Women. Rotating programs will be screened online for four weeks: Fridays, February 19, 26, and March 5 and 12 at 7:00 pm EST. March 12 performance takes place at https://feelingdistance.com. Zoom links for February 19, 26, and March 5 will be announced within 24 hours of the performances.
Queer.Art.Matters. A Virtual Symposium on Resistance, Embodiment and Power
Friday + Saturday, April 16 + 17, 2021
Online via Zoom. FREE, Preregistration Required.
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.
For ticket and theater rental information, contact the Grace Street Theater:
934 West Grace Street
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 for admission for the 2021-2022 Academic Year
For information on applications and auditions, visit VCUarts.