University Dancers

7:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Alice Jepson Theatre, Modlin Center for the Arts
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Directed by Anne Van Gelder
Costume Design by Johann Stegmeir
Light Design by Maja E. White

Free, tickets required 

University Dancers celebrates 37 years of engaging dance with our annual concert that brings to the University of Richmond the work of innovative guest choreographers Juel D. Lane and Peter Pucci. Juel D. Lane’s choreography fuses West African, contemporary modern, hip-hop, and ballet, resulting in a unique movement vocabulary.  Mr. Lane pushes the boundaries of contemporary dance through choreography that, in his own words, “strips labels and shows humanity.” Whether he examines political concepts, gender roles, or his own intimate experiences, Lane stays unapologetically true to his singular perspective. Peter Pucci will create his first work for the University Dancers during a week-long residency. Former performer and rehearsal director for Pilobolus Dance Theater, Pucci has received numerous awards for his work that combines athleticism, humor, and integration of music and dance. 

The concert will also feature new works choreographed by Angelica Burgos, Eric Rivera (both former dancers with Ballet Hispánico), Starrene Foster (founder/artistic director of Starr Foster Dance), and Department of Theatre & Dance faculty Alicia Díaz, and Anne Van Gelder. Outstanding adjudicated student choreography 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.