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University Dancers' 35th Annual Concert


University Dancers' 35th Annual Concert

In conjunction with the Tucker-Boatwright Festival of Literature and the Arts

directed by Anne Van Gelder
costume design by Johann Stegmeir
lighting design by Maja E. White

University Dancers celebrates thirty-five years of engaging dance with their annual concert that brings to the University of Richmond the work of innovative choreographers Charlotte Boye-Christensen, Camille A. Brown, and Sean Aaron Carmon. These artist residencies are supported in part, by the Tucker-Boatwright Festival of Literature and the Arts (Dancing Histories: This Ground), hosted by the Department of Theatre & Dance. Salt Lake City-based choreographer Charlotte Boye-Christensen’s collaborative work challenges perceptions of what defines dance, while not rejecting tradition. Boye-Christensen is the founder of NOW-ID, an interdisciplinary contemporary performance company known for its site-specific work and its commitment to inventing unique forms. Camille A. Brown’s critically acclaimed choreography has been seen in concert venues, on Broadway, and on television. Following the success of his 2018 premiere for University Dancers, Sean Aaron Carmon returns to Richmond to create a new work. Formerly an artist with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Carmon is an accomplished dancer and choreographer who currently performs in Disney’s The Lion King.

The concert will also feature new works choreographed by Richmond favorite, Starrene Foster, founder/artistic director of Starr Foster Dance; Eric Rivera, assistant professor of dance in Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Dance and Choreography and former dancer with Ballet Hispánico; and Anne Van Gelder, department faculty member and artistic director of University Dancers. Outstanding adjudicated student choreography and live music will be featured, and department faculty members Johann Stegmeir and Maja E. White will design costumes and lights, respectively. Do not miss these talented dancers perform in a variety of contemporary works.

Free performance, ticket required.

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