VCU Dance unveils 2017-2018 performance season

VCU Dance unveils 2017-2018 performance season

A full season of dance on the horizon.

Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Dance & Choreography announces its 2017-2018 Performance Season, including concerts, film screenings, guest artist Helen Simoneau Danse, and visiting artists Ching-I Chang Bigelow and André ZacheryMeghan Abadoo, a VCU iCubed Fellow for 2017-2018, will also share her insight and artistry with the department and the public.

Fall 2017 highlights include a performance of recent graduate Courtney Darlington’s work, Disparity, at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in Becket, MA on August 24, and site-specific collaborations with 1708 Gallery’s InLight exhibition on November 3 as part of our Fall Senior Project.

In Spring 2018, the VCU Dance NOW concert in February will feature new work by faculty, guest, and visiting artists. In March, VCU is proud to host the 2018 Mid-Atlantic South Conference of the American College Dance Association, featuring a public presentation of Helen Simoneau Danse’s Land Bridge, called, “an extraordinary evening of performance” by The Winston-Salem Journal. Just a few weeks later, Megan Abadoo will present new work at the Grace Street Theater, and our season closes in April with the Spring Senior Project concert.


Dance on Camera- Film Screening
Monday, September 25, 2017
Grace Street Theater, 8:00 PM   $8/$5 students
An intriguing evening of dance based films combining the communication arts, film, choreography, and a number of other art forms.

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

Part I: November 3, 2017
Site-Specific Works at 1708 Gallery’s InLight. Details TBA.

Part II: November 16-18, 2017, 8:00 pm
Works for the Concert Stage at Grace Street Theater. Tickets $15/$10 students

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
The Depot: 814 West Broad Street, 7:00 PM   Free
An informal showing of new student works in a range of disciplines, with post-performance discussion facilitated by VCU Dance faculty.

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, February 8-10, 2018
Grace Street Theater, 8:00 PM plus 2:00 PM Saturday matinee   $15/$10 students
For 2018, this concert features new works by VCU Dance students, faculty members, and guest artists, all performed by VCU Dance majors. Featuring new work by visiting faculty artists Ching-I Chang Bigelow and André Zachery, and guest artist Helen Simoneau.

Helen Simoneau Danse: Land Bridge
“An extraordinary evening of performance — eloquent, primal, memorable.”
– The Winston-Salem Journal
Saturday, March 3, 2018
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts, 922 Park Avenue, 7:30 pm     $20/$15 students

VCU Dance Hosts the 2018 Mid-Atlantic South Conference of the 
American College Dance Association
March 4-7, 2018
Adjudication and Gala Concerts open to the public. Details TBA.

New Work by VCU’s iCubed Fellow Meghan Abadoo
VCU iCubed builds a transdisciplinary community of scholars who provide innovative solutions to challenges in urban environments.
March 23 & 24, 2018
Grace Street Theater, 8:00 pm     $15/$10 students

Spring Senior Project Concert
Thursday – Saturday, April 19-21, 2018
Grace Street Theater, 8:00 pm   $15/$10 students
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
Richmond, Virginia
Phone: 804-828-2020
Fax: 804-827-0154

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