RDF 21 - Richmond Dance Festival

By Dogtown Dance Theatre (other events)

4 Dates Through Jun 19, 2021

The show must go on! After COVID-19 shuttered our doors for the 2020 season, Dogtown Dance Theatre is proud to present the 8th annual Richmond Dance Festival, June 11-12 and 18-19, 2021. This two-weekend festival features exceptional local and regional dance artists, as well as international dance film artists in the heart of historic Manchester in Richmond, VA.

The festival includes live performances, as well as screenings of dance on film. This year, Richmond Dance Festival will showcase the work of 16 choreographers and 8 film artists. This years’ live performances include modern dance, American Tribal Style belly dance, contact improvisation, African dance and Filipino dance, representing Richmond Dance Festival’s commitment to bringing diverse audiences together to enjoy the art of movement. 

Richmond Dance Festival is one of the main programming initiatives of Dogtown Dance Theatre, supporting the organization’s mission to be a home for all independent artists. RDF supports established and rising choreographers and dance film artists, providing them with an opportunity to present their work to a live audience. This festival gives independent artists the ability to avoid the typical obstacles to performance, such as production and marketing costs, while offering the privileges of performing in front of a diverse audience from all parts of the Richmond community.

Dogtown Dance Theatre is grateful for funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, Virginia Commission for the Arts, The E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, and The Virginia Repertory Theatre for the 2021 season of Richmond Dance Festival. Both weekends showcase a variety of skilled performance artists whose artistic zest fills Dogtown’s theatre with life and reaffirms Richmond as the creative hub of Central Virginia.

WEEKEND ONE - JUNE 11 & 12, 2021
Friday and Saturday Shows at 7PM

Eric Rivera
Joanna Chocklett - Dogwood Dance Project: FILM
Megan Rivero - RADAR Dance
Julianna Raimondo
Moniek van der Kallen: FILM
Malcolm Shute - Human Landscape
Ajna Tribal Belly Dance 
Sven Niemeyer: FILM
Luisa Innisfree
Botis Seva & Ben Williams: FILM 
Dhol Tuason - Sayaw! Diversity

WEEKEND TWO - JUNE 18 & 19, 2021
Friday and Saturday Shows at 7PM

Leah Glenn Dance Theatre
Danielle Ward - Trybe Dance Collective 
Susannah Haight: FILM
Audrey Ipapo Baran - Baran Dance
Sarada Jammi - Sri Sai Dance Academy
Cameron Kostopoulos: FILM 
Jenna Beardsley
Aina Lanas: FILM
Kevin LaMarr Jones - CLAVES UNIDOS
Sara Hook 
Charli Brissey: FILM
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