2010-11 Performance Season

Fall Dance Fest 2010

Thursday, Sept. 30 and Friday, Oct. 1 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 2 at 2 p.m.
Bondurant Auditorium, Preston Hall

The Radford University Dance Theatre will present an evening of dance as part of the university’s arts programming for Family Weekend. The concert will incorporate a wide spectrum of movement styles featuring original choreography by the dance faculty and guest choreographers.


Barre Hopping

Monday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Albig Studio Theater in Peters Hall

Bennett Little, RU dance senior, presents Barre Hopping, a choreographic musing on where and how dance happens and today's continued interrelationships between concert and social dance.


Going Global: Groovin’ Around the World

Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m.
Albig Studio Theater in Peters Hall

Five folk dances were researched and reconstructed by the dance production class and include African dance from Tanzania, the Peruvian Marinera, Polynesian dance, Middle Eastern tribal belly dance and Haitian Vodou dance.



Friday, Dec. 10 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 12 at 2 p.m.
Bondurant Auditorium, Preston Hall

The Radford University Ballet Theatre presents The Nutcracker, a holiday favorite for the entire family. This year Inessa Plekhanova, ballet professor and Artistic Director of RU Ballet Theatre, will present her Nutcracker for the University and community. RU dance faculty Aleksey Plekhanovwill assist Inessa in staging the production. This magical work, performed to the enchanting Tchaikovsky score, will feature internationally recognized ballet dancers performing the leading roles!



Monday, Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Albig Studio Theatre, Peters Hall

An informal performance of works created by students enrolled in the Choreographic Studies I course.


Alumni Weekend Concert

Saturday, Feb. 19 at 6:30 p.m.
Albig Studio Theatre, Peters Hall

A showcase of dance works by and for RU Dance alumni.


Paradigm Shift: An Evening of Women's Work

Tuesday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Albig Studio Theatre, Peters Hall

A concert by dance students and faculty in celebration of Women’s History Month.


Novel Ideas

Sunday, March 20 at 6 p.m.
Albig Studio Theatre, Peters Hall

Sharon Gravatt and Annalee Tull's senior honors capstone projects will be presented in tandem, while being two separate acts. This show will represent two up and coming choreographers and will reflect their individual styles. Annalee will kick off the night with dances in response to the First Ammendment and our freedoms, followed by Sharon, who is abstracting movement inspired from words taken out of different novels. Each of Sharon's five pieces are inspired by a few brief lines while Annalee's coasts you through an array of freedoms we take for granted. Enjoy an evening of diverse dancing from talented dancers.


Dancing on the Edge

Thursday, April 7, Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9 at 8 p.m.
Bondurant Auditorium, Preston Hall

The spring dance concert offers a broad spectrum of movement styles and diverse musical selections. Guest choreographers will stage or create contemporary works especially for the Radford University Dance Theatre. The concert also features original works by dance faculty.


Regenerative Rending

Wednesday, April 13 and Thursday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Albig Studio Theatre, Peters Hall

Regenerative Rending, presented by Lacie Omps, is a choreographic study investigating superficial and profound borders within society, including culture, class, religion, maturation, and relationships. Additionally, it will explore the development, perpetuation, and deconstruction of said borders. Following the performance, the audience will be invited to participate in an informative discussion about the choreographic process as well as the thematic development.


d a n a h b e l l a DanceWorks

Wednesday, April 20 and Thursday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Albig Studio Theatre, Peters Hall

d a n a h b e l l a DanceWorks annual Spring event is the culmination of a year-long creative research process which involves company members, local artists, and other community partners. The concert is our way to celebrate the end of our concert season with our friends and community here at Radford University.


Student Choreography Showcase

Monday, April 25 and Tuesday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Albig Studio Theatre, Peters Hall

Talented student choreographers present their adjudicated works to the public in the Albig Studio Theatre. This studio theatre provides a more intimate performance space in which to view dance works.


Sounds of Stories Dancing

Wednesday, April 27 and Thursday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Albig Studio Theatre, Peters Hall

With collage as the guiding metaphor, this multi-genre dance/theatre piece will layer Appalachian oral histories that have been transformed into mediums of original dance, music, poetry, and painting to examine love of place, out-migration as a result of economic necessity, and what “progress” can mean. Choreographed by Deborah McLaughlin in collaboration with Appalachian writer/storyteller Dr. Theresa Burriss, visual artist Suzanne Stryk, and composers Don Hall & Bud Bennett.