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Department News

Kylie McCormick, '17, had her piece 10, 2, 4, accepted to the 14th Annual Richmond Choreographers Showcase. She was the only student choreographer selected to present her work.

Anne Van Gelder and 20 members of the University Dancers participated in the Mid-Atlantic conference of the American College Dance Association. The students took classes, attended lectures, and performed three works. One of their three performances was selected to be performed at the gala concert at the close of the conference. 

Feature Stories

Faculty Highlights

  • Stegmeir works on PBS Drama

    Theatre department chair Johann Stegmeir served as associate costume designer on the PBS drama Mercy Street, which was just renewed for a second season.

  • Diaz and Thornton perform in New York

    Dance professors Alicia Diaz and Matthew Thornton performed at the Pregones Theater in New York City with their dance company Agua Dulce Dance Theater. Diaz was interviewed by Culturebot about Deep Listenings, a piece that explores her Puerto Rican heritage.

  • New Play Premieres

    REMNANTS, co-written and co-directed by Dr. Patricia Herrera, recently premiered as part of the Theatre and Dance department's mainstage season. Style Weekly previewed the show.

Videos

Behind the Scenes of

Behind the Scenes of "Momemtum", Modlin Center for the Arts

Behind the scenes with the University Dancers in preparation for their spring dance show "Momentum". Show was directed by Anne Van Gelder.

Behind the Scenes of

Behind the Scenes of "Intimate Apparel", Modlin Center for the Arts

Behind the Scenes of "Intimate Apparel", a Modlin Center for the Arts theatre production. Show will be November 19-22, 2015.

University Dancers: Highlights from @30

University Dancers: Highlights from @30

University Dancers 2014 Spring Concert

University Dancers 2014 Spring Concert

Highlights from the University Dancers 29th annual concert, Spaces Between.

Remnants

Remnants

Students prepare for an evening performance of “Remnants” - an original hip-hop musical co-written by Patricia Herrera, assistant professor of theatre, and José Joaquín Garcia - with yoga, vocal warm-ups, dance practice, costume checks, and more.

The Art of Movement

The Art of Movement

Assistant professor of dance Matthew Thornton shares how his professional affiliation with Agua Dulce Dance Theater informs his teaching at the University of Richmond.

University Dancers: Highlights from Shifting Ground

University Dancers: Highlights from Shifting Ground

University Dancers: Highlights from Shifting Ground

Jazzed - University Dancers Spring Concert 2012

Jazzed - University Dancers Spring Concert 2012

Jazzed - University Dancers Spring Concert 2012

Past Productions

Contact Us

Mailing address:
Department of Theatre and Dance
Modlin Center for the Arts
28 Westhampton Way
University of Richmond, VA 23173

Phone: (804) 289-8592
Fax: (804) 287-1841
Box office: (804) 289-8980

Department Chair: Johann Stegmeir
Administrative Coordinator: Debbie Mullin