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WELCOME! Welcome to the Modlin Center for the Arts’ 20th anniversary season. We wish to thank all our donors for making these events possible, and to all of you for joining us this season, and for all the successful and memorable years we have shared together. If you are a returning subscriber to the Modlin Center, welcome back! If you are a first-time subscriber, we are delighted that you are joining us this year and look forward to seeing you at events. This year we continue our mission in presenting exceptional and rich arts experiences, diverse cultural understandings, and educational connections with our programs. We look forward to sharing remarkable experiences with you. We strongly encourage patrons to explore not only the performances, but also attend the many free and accessible workshops, master classes, lectures, and demonstrations that accompany all of our events. Thank you again for your support and we look forward to seeing you at the Modlin Center! Best,

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SEPTEMBER a 9 The SteelDrivers 16-17 The Ricochet Project, Smoke and Mirrors 21-22 Martha Graham Dance Company 22 NT Live: The Threepenny Opera (Live) 25 NT Live: The Threepenny Opera (Encore) 25 The Second City, Free Speech (While Supllies Last) OCTOBER a 5 Havana Cuba All-Stars, Cuban Nights 13 Richard Thompson with special guest Sam Amidon 16 Puppet State Theatre Company of Scotland, The Man Who Planted Trees 16 Sphinx Virtuosi with Catalyst Quartet, Latin Voyages: Viajes Latinos 20-21 Gravity + Other Myths, A Simple Space 21 Bolshoi Ballet Broadcast: Golden Age 23 L.A. Theatre Works, Judgement at Nuremberg 27 NT Live: Frankenstein with Benedict Cumberbatch as the Creature + Jonny Lee Miller as Dr. Frankenstein (Encore) 28 The Milk Carton Kids 29 Paula Poundstone NOVEMBER 9 Contemporary Circus Arts with Yohann Floch 10 Roomful of Teeth with special guest UR Schola Cantorum 16 Inside Science with Radiolab’s Robert Krulwich 18 Steep Canyon Rangers DECEMBER 2 NT Live: Hamlet (Encore) 3 Josh Ritter 4 Bolshoi Ballet Broadcast: Bright Stream (Previously Recorded) 11 NT Live: War Horse (Encore) 14 John Pizzarelli, Jessica Molaskey, + the Swing 7, Holiday Concert 15 NT Live: TBA (Live) 15 NT Live: TBA (Encore) 6 l MODLIN.RICHMOND.EDU • 289-8980


JANUARY 19 Balé Folclórico da Bahia, Bahia of All Colours 21 Jeremy Denk, piano 22 Bolshoi Ballet Broadcast: The Sleeping Beauty 25-26 Lucinda Childs Dance Company, DANCE 28 Yosvany Terry + the Afro-Cuban Sextet FEBRUARY 4 Philip Glass 80th Birthday Celebration! The Complete Piano Études feat. Philip Glass, Maki Namekawa, Aaron Diehl, Timo Andres, + Lisa Kaplan 17 Cory Henry + the Funk Apostles 19 Shanghai Quartet with Wu Man 23-24 Clay McLeod Chapman, The Pumpkin Pie Show: 20-Year Anniversary MARCH 1 Manual Cinema, Mementos Mori 2 Dianne Reeves with Peter Martin, Romero Lubambo, Reginald Veal, + Terreon Gully 10 Russian National Ballet Theatre, Swan Lake 15-16 Wendy Whelan, Brian Brooks, + Brooklyn Rider, Some of a Thousand Words 17 Kodo, DADAN 2017 24 The Nile Project 29 Eighth Blackbird with Will Oldham (Bonnie “Prince” Billy) APRIL 1 5 13 20 23 30 30

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Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. + Friday, Oct. 21, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Alice Jepson Theatre, Modlin Center for the Arts

This engagement of Gravity and Other Myths is made possible through the ArtsCONNECT program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Please silence all electronic devices before the performance begins. Recording of any kind is strictly prohibited.

A Simple Space by Gravity & Other Myths Toured by Aurora Nova US Representative: Boat Rocker Entertainment Acrobats: Lachlan Binns, Jascha Boyce, Jacob Randall, Martin Schreiber, Joanne Curry, Simon McClure, Lewie West Musician: Elliot Zoerner

Gravity & Other Myths is a multi-award winning and well-respected Australian acrobatics ensemble. The company creates engaging works of acrobatic art for touring, festivals and corporate clients. Formed in 2009 in Adelaide, South Australia, the ensemble creates and directs their own work with emphasis on an honest approach to performance. Moving away from traditional circus and theatre models the company aims for a fusion of simple, effective acrobatic physical theatre. Gravity & Other Myths have created a sterling international reputation with their work, A Simple Space, touring internationally consistently since its inception in 2013. In 2016 the work tours to Europe, North America, South America, Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Gravity & Other Myths is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

This evening’s program This is a true ensemble devised performance and a pleasure to perform for you at the Modlin Center for the Arts. Built on sweat, grit and a passion for playfulness, A Simple Space has grown organically from its inception in 2013. Hundreds of shows later the games are still growing, finding new boundaries as the old ones lose their challenge: it sustains the heart of this show and keeps us (and the audience) at our edge. You will immediately see that A Simple Space is exactly what we have, stripped of anything that separates us from our audience. Theatrical lighting effects, preconceived “characters,” defining costumes or flattering makeup has no place here. In this stripped back state we as performers have nothing to hide behind and our true stories and connection seep through. It’s a terrifying and liberating way to perform! If you watch closely you will find an honest sort of narrative in our grunts, trembles, failures and accomplishment. But what we really hope you take away from this performance is a feeling of joy. This vital energy is something that we genuinely feel in our hearts every time we step onto stage with A Simple Space and we thank you for sharing your energy with us here at Modlin Center for the Arts. Look for GOMcircus on social media to continue sharing the adventure. Creator’s Word With A Simple Space we wanted to evoke real responses in our audiences, something visceral rather than cerebral. So instead of fine-tuning our performance with makeup, lighting and contrived theatrical overlay, we’ve deliberately gone the opposite way. We’ve brought the audience in close to surround us and stripped back the stage. In that space we push ourselves to the physical limit to break down our usual guards and introduce the reality of failure or weakness. With nothing left to hide behind, our personal narratives come through naturally. This honesty is the essence behind A Simple Space.

ACROBATS Jascha Boyce began circus training at age four at Cirkidz in Adelaide (SA). After 10 years of training, both as an instructor and performer, she became a founding member of Gravity & Other Myths. She did additional training at short projects with Circus Oz, The Flying Fruit Fly Circus, and numerous National Circus Festivals. Teaching credits include Cirkidz Youth Circus School, Flinders University Drama Centre, and the Adelaide College of the Arts Dance Program. Performance credits include multiple seasons with Leigh Warren’s production of Maria De Buenos Aires. Jascha took part in the CYAB JUMP Mentoring program, creating a solo work, Specimens of Her. Martin Schreiber has been involved in the circus community for most of his life; first as a junior performer with Cirkidz Performing Troupe and progressing to his schedule of current national and international touring as a founding member of Gravity & Other Myths. Additional training has been gained at short projects with The Flying Fruit Fly Circus and numerous National Circus Festivals. Other professional credits include roles in Opera SA Moby Dick and Cirkidz - Circus Monoxide collaboration Freaky. Lachlan Binns trained for 6 years as part of the Cirkidz from 2004 to 2009. He has attended two National Training Projects at the Flying Fruit Fly Circus, a similar project with Circus Oz and participated in numerous National Circus Festivals. In 2009 Lachlan performed as the Mascot for the Port Adelaide Football Club and he performs regularly with entertainment group, Slack Taxi. Teaching credits include Cirkidz Circus School, Flinders University Drama Centre, Adelaide College of the Arts Dance Program and the National Circus Festival (2011/2013). Lachlan is a founding member of Gravity & Other Myths. Jacob Randell joined the Cirkidz Performance Troupe at a young age and gained experience in training and performance through multiple productions as a junior. Jacob gained further training with projects at The Flying Fruit Fly Circus and National Circus Festivals. Jacob is a founding member of Gravity & Other Myths. Simon McClure started down his acrobatic path at the age of 10 and joined the Flying Fruit Flies Circus (FFFC) in Albury. After 7 years of training he went on tour as a technician with the company Acrobat, while also teaching acrobatics at the FFFC. Simon has performed a number of acts in a variety of cabaret settings before joining Gravity & Other Myths in 2014 specializing in tumbling and group acrobatics. Joanne Curry always knew she wanted to be the “girl who gets thrown around” in the circus. After 7 years of competing nationally in Sports Acrobatics she tumbled into completing certificate 3 and 4 in Circus Arts at NICA (National Institute of Circus Arts). Joanne gained confidence and drive through travel, using the world to find and define her style within the performing arts. She specializes in Partner Acrobatics and Hand balancing.

Lewie West is an Australian acrobat through and through. He probably has circus in his blood stream due to all the rosin, chalk and acrobat sweat he’s accidentally ingested over the years. He started in Warehouse Youth Circus in Canberra before training at The National Institute of Circus Arts. After earning his Bachelor’s degree, Lewie performed, created, and choreographed with Circa for 7 years. He earned a Gold medal in Paris at the Mondial du Cirque de Demain, or what his Mum calls “The Circus Olympics” for his solo aerial straps act. Lewie considers himself to be mostly an ensemble acrobat and is very happy to be with Gravity & Other Myths, and working with such a great crew. Elliot Zoerner – Musician Since taking up the drums at age 11, Elliot has played with a wide variety of musical groups in Australia. He studied classical percussion at the Adelaide Conservatorium where he performed with the Elder Conservatorium Wind Orchestra and Percussion Ensemble. Credits include John Reynolds Raiders Drum Corp, Kensington & Norwood Brass Band, various rock, indie and blues bands and in many musical productions. Elliot joined Gravity & Other Myths in 2011 with a rework of their show Freefall. Since then, he has worked closely with the company in both creation and production. While on tour, he has continued to write music and release it under the name Sirins. Triton Tunis-Mitchell (Founding member, not on tour) began training in 1985 in Adelaide and is a stalwart of the Australian circus community. He has been performing, teaching, and training circus for the best part of 30 years, engaging with communities and professionals across Australia. Acrobatic credits include roles in Opera SA Moby Dick, No Strings Attached Theatre, Return to the Trees, and Cirkidz - Circus Monoxide collaboration Freaky, as well as countless acrobatic performances with Slack Taxi, Hand 2 Hand Acrobats, and Knee High Puppeteers. He has completed additional training with Circus Oz, Circa, The Flying Fruit Fly Circus, and numerous National Circus Festivals. Teaching credits include Cirkidz Youth Circus School, Circa, Tanks Arts Cairns, Flinders University Drama Centre and the Adelaide College of the Arts Dance Program. As a founding member of Gravity & Other Myths in 2009, he has developed work to great acclaim and taken his unique style of physical theatre and acrobatics to the world stage.


ADMINISTRATION Executive Director Deborah S. Sommers Assistant Director Shannon Hooker Administrative Coordinator Beverly Bradshaw Contracts Administrator Oliver Parker

PRODUCTION Production Manager Sean Farrell Assistant Production Managers: Patrick Kraehenbuehl Robert Richards Piano Tuner Ray Breakall

Veronika Nesterenko Pixie Zhang

MARKETING & TICKET SALES Marketing Director Jonathan Gunter Marketing Associate/Editor Marissa Moomaw Box Office Manager Jessie Haut Buford Box Office Associates: Chantel Baker Pedro Balaban Kiera Berman Peyton Carter Emily Churchill Chris Guarino Josh Hammond Alec Justice Cameron Larwood Ariel Vogel

Student Stage Managers: Olivia Barnum Emeline Blevins Gracie Carleton Alec D’Alessandro Jack Goodin Colby Heald Jonathan Knabe Jeff Noble

Student Marketing Manager Karissa Lim

Student Stagehands: Zack Cain Bailey Daigle Nathan Dinh Katerina Gkagkou Kevin Johnson Eugene Lin Grace Lynch


Student Publicity Assistants: William Hansen Margaret Johnson Uyen Lee

Artist Services & Concessions Manager Joanna Bachman

OPERATIONS & AUDIENCE SERVICES Operations and Front of House Business Manager Christopher O’Neil Student House Managers: Rachel Lantz Tessa Rinnen Assistant Operations Managers: Dagny Barone Emily Bradford House Managers: Katherine Deloyht Tony Harris Daniel Hilliard Jeff Karow Joey Luck Lauren Prisco Mitchell Sampson Student Head Ushers: Claire Gates Brier Clough Isaiah Duplessis Hilary Acuna Yixuan Chen Daniel Simon Emily Parker Merchandise Associate: Michael Robinson Concessions Associates: Tony Harris Krystle Spencer

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DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE + DANCE SEPTEMBER 29-30 Well, by Lisa Kron OCTOBER a 1 Well, by Lisa Kron 2 Well, by Lisa Kron NOVEMBER 17-19 Race, by David Mamet 20 Race, by David Mamet FEBRUARY 9-11 Production Studies II Showcase 12 Production Studies II Showcase 24-25 University Dancers: Annual Spring Concert: Nexus 26 University Dancers: Annual Spring Concert: Nexus APRIL 13-15 Godspell, by John Michael Teblak + Stephen Schwartz 16 Godspell, by John Michael Teblak + Stephen Schwartz


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DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC SEPTEMBER 7 David Esleck Trio 14 Richmond Piano Trio 23 Family Weekend Concert OCTOBER a 26 Paul Hanson, piano 30 UR Schola Cantorum + Women’s Chorale NOVEMBER 4-5 Third Practice Electroacoustic Music Festival 13 UR Wind Ensemble with special guest Julie Giroux 17 UR Jazz + Contemporary Combo 20 Global Sounds 28 UR Chamber Ensembles 29 Cuban Spectacular, From the Big Easy to the Big Apple: A Celebration of the Mambo 30 UR Symphony Orchestra DECEMBER 4 43rd Annual Festival of Lessons + Carols FEBRUARY 5 Richard Becker, piano 12 Mike Davison + The Latin Jazz Messengers 20 Neumann Lecture on Music: Listening to Pain MARCH 19 Duo Piano Recital: Richard Becker + Doris Wylee-Becker 22 Ronald Crutcher, cello + Joanne Kong, piano 27 UR Wind Ensemble APRIL 2 3 5 6 9 10 17

Global Family Concert Bruce Stevens, organ UR Symphony Orchestra UR Jazz Ensemble UR Schola Cantorum + Women’s Chorale UR Jazz + Contemporary Combos UR Chamber Ensembles

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university museums Massive: Large Rocks and Minerals from the Collection Through December 4, 2016 | Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature Night and Day the River Flows: Waterscapes from the Harnett Print Study Center August 17, 2016 to July 2, 2017 Modlin Center for the Arts Atrium and Booker Hall Lobby Rodin: The Human Experience: Selections from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Collections August 17 to December 4, 2016 | Harnett Museum of Art The Beauties: Print Series by Willie Cole August 17 to December 4, 2016 | Harnett Museum of Art Annual Student Exhibition August 17 to September 18, 2016 | Harnett Museum of Art Unseen Pompeii: The Photographs of William Wylie September 16 to November 18, 2016 | Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature HPSC @ 15: A Celebration of the Harnett Print Study Center September 22, 2016 to April 14, 2017 | Harnett Print Study Center Visions from the Other Side: Works by Nicholas Roerich October 5 to November 18, 2016 | Harnett Museum of Art Sonata: Print Series by Nam June Paik January 9 to July 2, 2017 | Harnett Museum of Art Crooked Data: (Mis)Information in Contemporary Art February 8 to May 5, 2017 | Harnett Museum of Art Turtles in Time: From Fossils to the Present February 2 to November 17, 2017 | Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature Senior Thesis Exhibition April 14 to May 4, 2017 | Harnett Museum of Art University of Richmond Museums comprises the Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art, the Joel and Lila Harnett Print Study Center, and the Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature. Museum hours: Sunday through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. (8/17/2016 - 4/24/2017), Summer hours: Wednesday through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. (4/25 - 5/5/2016). Closed Labor Day Weekend (9/3 – 5/2016), Fall Break (10/7 – 11/2016), Thanksgiving Week (11/19 –27/2016), Semester Break (12/5/2016 – 1/11/2017), Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (1/16/2017), Spring Break (3/4 – 12/2017), Easter Weekend (4/15 – 16/2017), and Summer Break (5/6 – 8/22/2017). For group visits and tours, call Martha Wright at (804) 287-1258, or email (804) 289-8276 | Admission is free to University Museums | 22 l MODLIN.RICHMOND.EDU • 289-8980

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GENERAL INFORMATION BECOME A MODLIN CENTER SUBSCRIBER TODAY + RECEIVE THESE BENEFITS: • PICK 4: Choose four or more events to create your custom season subscription. • SAVE: Modlin Center Subscribers enjoy up to 20% off single ticket prices. • GET PRIORITY ACCESS: Modlin Center Subscribers are able to purchase tickets before single-event ticket buyers. • ENJOY FLEXIBILITY: Only Modlin Center Subscribers and Members at the Partner level or above are permitted to exchange their tickets. BOX OFFICE TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED online at, in person at the Modlin Center box office, or by phone at (804) 289-8980. August through April, the Modlin Center box office is open from 10AM – 5PM, Monday – Friday, and beginning 90 minutes prior to most performances. Visit or phone (804) 2898980 for a list of summer hours. All patrons must have a ticket to gain entry into the performance hall. DISCOUNTED TICKETS are available for members; subscribers; senior citizens age 62 and older; children age 12 and younger; groups of 20 or more; University of Richmond (UR) employees and students; Osher Lifelong Learning Institute members; and non-UR students with a valid student ID. Multiple discounts do not apply. SAFETY AND DISRUPTIONS: Please contact the Modlin Center box office to find out if a performance is suitable for young audiences. Each patron, including infants and children, must have a tickets to gain entry into the performance hall. Please be considerate of other audience members. Disruptive patrons will be asked to exit the performance hall. Use of portable electronic devices during performances is strictly prohibited. Use of such devices may result in confiscation of the device or removal from the venue. ACCESSIBILITY: When purchasing tickets, please inform the box office of any required accommodations. If tickets are purchased in accessible sections by patrons that do not require accessible seating, those patrons can be moved at the discretion of house management. Large-print programs, assistive-listening devices, and earplugs are available at the Concierge Desk for most performances. All performance halls are accessible to persons with wheelchairs and/or limited mobility. Accessible parking also is available. Please contact the Modlin Center box office or visit for parking information. When attending an event, please allow time for parking and ticket retrieval. Late seating will be at the discretion of house management. INCLEMENT WEATHER CANCELLATION: Performances will only be cancelled in cases of extreme weather conditions. If the artists have arrived in Richmond, the show will likely proceed. For information regarding the status of an event, visit or call the box office at (804) 289-8980. PLEASE NOTE THAT REFUNDS WILL NOT BE GIVEN unless a performance is cancelled. PROGRAMS: All programs are subject to change. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL SALES ARE FINAL. REFUNDS WILL NOT BE GIVEN. Subscribers and Members at the Partner level or higher may exchange tickets for a future event up to 24 hours prior to a performance.

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MEMBERSHIP Become a Modlin Center Member today! Your support allows the Modlin Center to continue bringing the very best in the performing arts to Richmond–artists such as Martha Graham Dance Company, Richard Thompson, Jeremy Denk, Philip Glass, Dianne Reeves, Kodo, and many more. In addition, your gift will help the Modlin Center’s efforts to develop new cultural outreach programs both on the University of Richmond campus and in the greater Richmond community. DID YOU KNOW? • The Modlin Center provides paid, hands-on experience in all elements of performing arts management and production to more than 45 University of Richmond students. • Ticket revenue covers less than 45% of the cost of each Modlin Center event. • Individual gifts such as yours provide the additional support vital to the continued programming of world-renowned artists at the Modlin Center. • You can donate online at or with your ticket order. YOUR GENEROUS GIFT SUPPORTS IMPORTANT PROGRAMS, INCLUDING: • The Modlin Center School Series, which provides yearly programming to school children at a minimal cost to schools. • Opportunities to learn from artists through pre-concert Artistic Viewpoints discussions, Modlin Arts After Words post-show question-and-answer sessions, master classes, workshops, and other free interactive opportunities with artists. • Opportunities for community gathering and networking during periodic pre- and post-show receptions. TO BECOME A MEMBER of the Modlin Center for the Arts, please review the categories and benefits listed in our season brochure or on our website at Contributions can be made online at, or by entering your donation amount on the brochure order form and mailing to: Modlin Center for the Arts, 28 Westhampton Way, University of Richmond, VA 23173. PATRON OF THE ARTS – $10,000+ E. Rhodes & Leona B. Carpenter Foundation Booth Fund The Cultural Affairs Committee Dewitt Fund Dale Mayo Arts Fund Virginia Modlin Endowment Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation H.G. Quigg Endowment Clinton Webb Fund BACKSTAGE CIRCLE – $5,000$9,999

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INVESTOR – $1,000-$2,499 UR Department of Music PARTNER – $500-$999 Anonymous Edward Villanueva ADVOCATE – $250-$499 Anonymous Anonymous Virginia Arnold Pamela K. Bomboy Nicholas and Ellen Cooke Andy and Laura Ferguson Mrs. Barbara Hasley Latin American, Latino, and Iberian Studies Dr. and Mrs. W.A. Zuelzer

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* Priority ticket processing applies to Modlin Center events only and does not apply to University of Richmond or outside rental client events that take place at the center. Your gift may also qualify you for other recognition through the University of Richmond. Donations of $100 or more will be listed in the playbill. For more information or questions related to tax deductibility, please contact the Office of Annual Giving at (804) 289-8052 or at annualgiving@

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The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Richmond provides intellectual stimulation for a vibrant community of students age 50 and better. With help from our active membership, we’ve created a unique lifelong learning program that seamlessly blends classroom experiences, interest groups, volunteer leadership opportunities and special events, all on the beautiful campus of the University of Richmond.


On with the show … ! Jack, R’60, and Jeanette, W’60, Welsh For nearly a century the Welsh family has been an integral part of the University of Richmond. V. G. Welsh, R’32, and Ann Dickinson Welsh, W’33, were life-long supporters of the University, particularly the performing arts. Jack Welsh, following in his parents’ footsteps, came to school in the fall of 1956. Here on campus he met his wife of 52 years, Westhampton student Jeanette McWilliams. Returning to the University as a faculty member in 1965, Jack led our theatre program’s growth and success in national competitions. Jack and Jeanette followed his parents’ example and, upon his retirement as Head of the Theatre Program, with the support of friends, colleagues, and former students, created the John D. Welsh Scholarship for students in the theatre arts. In addition to the V. Goodwyn and Ann Dickinson Welsh Scholarship and other scholarships for talented students, the John D. Welsh Scholarship supports young men and women with exceptional promise in theatre or dance.

“The University of Richmond’s theatre program and the Welsh Scholarship provide that core education and are a crucial foundation for reaching world audiences. Dr. Welsh and his family were the catalysts and continue to be an inspiration for my career in entertainment. No matter how sophisticated technology evolves in entertainment, there must be powerful theatre at its core — strong characters, honest emotions, and inspiring visuals.” Dave Rosenbaum, ’96 1SPEVDUJPO4VQFSWJTPS .JOJPOT Head of Story, Despicable Me %FTQJDBCMF.F & The LoraxUniversal Studios & Illumination Entertainment

Over the years scholarships in the arts have helped hundreds of students. To learn more about creating or supporting a scholarship or other endowed funds in the arts contact the Office of Gift Planning at (804) 289-8358 or go to

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PATHFINDERS: Student Concert

January 27 + 28, 2017

VCU DANCE NOW Featuring Liz Lerman’s Still Crossing February 16-18, 2017

SPRING SENIOR PROJECT April 19-22, 2017 All performances at Grace Street Theater unless otherwise noted. TICKETS 804-828-2020 INFO Virginia Commonwealth University is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Dance



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