University of Richmond

Oct 11


Modlin Center for the Arts | Alice Jepson Theatre | Richmond, VA

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Our fall season opens in Richmond, VA, with the Major Revival of BOATS LEAVING. Created in 2006, Boats Leaving concerns community and an unfailing faith in the triumph of the human spirit. As the work unfolds, the gatherings and brief encounters of strangers convey both isolation and collective solidarity amidst strife; images emerge, linger and disperse, creating a panorama of fleeting humanity. In today's global environment, Boats Leaving is an important dance to re-share for its universal message crosses diverse boundaries, languages and cultures, creating dialogues that embrace our similarities not our differences.

Also on the program are horizonfoldedshelter and hope four of the five sections from last year's in the shelter of the foldLux; and Nocturnes, two solos performed by Doug Varone himself.


Photo:  Grant Halverson © The American Dance Festival

more events & workshops


For pre-professional and professional dancers, the Summer Workshop provides three immersive weeks of technical training, creative work, and exposure to the company’s style.

The College at Brockport | State University of New York | Brockport, NY

Due to popular demand, we are making room for 2 more dancers and you have a few days extra to register. | EXTENDED REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MAY 4.

TUITION: $1,500 
HOUSING:  $1,000

Photo: Hayim Heron

DEVICES: Choreographic Intensive & Mentorship Program in NYC

Led by Doug Varone and the Company Dancers  |  Enrollment: 10 – 12 choreographers

Designed for emerging choreographers, this unique mentorship with Doug Varone is divided into three distinct parts over the course of several months beginning on May 27 with an intensive retreat in New York City. Up to 12 participants are selected through application.


Be sure to join us at Gibney on August 2-4, when the choreographers will show their work. Details to come.

Photo: Matt Furman

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