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Richmond Dance Festival 2019

Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 7:00pm

Dogtown Dance Theatre is proud to present the 6th annual Richmond Dance Festival, April 26 through May 11, 2019. This three-weekend festival features local and national 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. Richmond Dance Festival showcases the work of 19 choreographers and 9 film artists.

Thanks to continued additional funding, Dogtown is delighted to bring RDF Next Generation back for its second year; an exciting element of Richmond Dance Festival (RDF). RDF Next Generation features the best and brightest youth dance and choreography talent in the area in a special matinee performance on Saturday, May 4. RDF Next Generation supports and facilitates the brilliant youth talent that will shape the future of Richmond dance.

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 a unique 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.

Richmond Dance Festival proudly produces the below local, national, and global dance choreographers and dance film artists. 


Weekend One | April 26 & 27 

Elsie Neilson: Richmond, VA

Vania Claiborne: Charlotte, NC

KrasH!Dance Productions (FILM): Richmond, VA 

Charles Haswell (FILM): London, United Kingdom

Denise Purvis | Dogwood Dance Project: Richmond, VA

Ryan Davis: Richmond, VA 

Máire Dee (FILM): Ireland 

John & Mary Manzari: New York City, NY and Richmond, VA 

Mitchell Rose (FILM): Ohio State University, Ohio 

Morgan Williams | Water Street Dance: Wisconsin, MI

Weekend Two | May 3 & 4 

Paul Emerson Gordon | Company|E: Washington, D.C.

Callie Moore | Snap Soup Dance: Richmond, VA 

Natalie Boegel: DMV Area

Mateo Galindo Torres (FILM): Toronto, Canada

Kara Robertson | KARAR Dance Company, Richmond, VA

Boris Karabashev | RVA Salsa Bachata Foundation: Richmond, VA

Maria Piva (FILM): London, England

LaWanda Raines | RVA Dance Collective: Richmond, VA

Schannon Hester| Pole Pressure Richmond: Richmond, VA

Holly Wilder (FILM): Wilton, CT

Robbie Priore | PrioreDance: Washington, D.C.

RDF Next Generation | May 4, 2PM 

Dogwood Dance Project Youth Ensemble: Richmond, VA

Stavna Ballet Academy: Richmond, VA

Henrico High School, Center for the Arts: Richmond, VA

The Dance Company: Mechanicsville, VA

Specialty Center for the Arts at Thomas Dale High School: Chester, VA

Glen Allen Dance Center: Glenn Allen, VA

St. Catherine's School Joni Rodman Dance Theatre: Richmond, VA

West End Academy of Dance: Richmond, VA

804 Dance Ensemble: Ashland, VA

ARGS Dance Interface: Petersburg, VA

Shenandoah Contemporary Dance Theatre: Harrisonburg, VA 

Cora Dance YCP/Youth Company Program (Tier 2): Brooklyn, NY

The Dance Lab: Ashland, VA

Weekend Three | May 10 & 11 

Natalia Schardle | ANAHATA Dance: New York and Virginia Beach

Michelle Koppl | RVA Dance Collective: Richmond, VA

Anuradha Rana (FILM): Chicago, IL

Luisa Martinez: Richmond, VA

Allen Xing: Washington, DC and San Juan, Puerto Rico

Stirling Matheson (FILM) | Ballet Theatre of Indiana: Carmel, IN 

Christy Funsch | Funsch Dance: San Francisco, CA

Kayla Xavier | RVA Dance Collective, Richmond, VA

Andrew Margetson (FILM): London England

Dhol Tauson | Sayaw Diversity!: Richmond, VA



Dogtown Dance Theatre
109 W 15th St, Richmond, VA 23224


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All ages, Wheelchair Accessible


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$20 General Admission $15 w/ Student ID

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