Where Dance Comes Alive
The Old Dominion University Dance Program engages students in a dynamic and transformative process of dance training, fostering curiosity, imagination, versatility and innovation. Through interdisciplinary learning, scholarly research and engagement with local and global communities, students experience dance on many levels helping them to think critically and live creatively as dance artists.
About the Program
University Dance Theatre Fall Concert, Nov. 16-18, 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 19, 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
University Theatre, 4608 Hampton Blvd.
Experience an unforgettable evening of diverse works as emerging and established artists expand the boundaries of dance. The University Dance Theatre's Fall Concert presents pieces performed by Old Dominion University students and faculty in a variety of dance styles - modern, hip hop, jazz, and contemporary ballet. Choreographers this season include visiting artist and ODU alumnus Elijah Motley and ODU Dance faculty members Victoria Fink, Davianna Griffin, James Morrow, Lauren Sinclair, and Janelle Spruill.
For more background: ODU Assistant Professor Kate Mattingly interviews UDT guest choreographer and ODU Dance alumnus Eli Motley. Read "A Magical Paradox: When Students become Teachers," from VEER Magazine.
Student Dance Association's Fall Concert, Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m.
Diehn Center for the Performing Arts (Room 1202), 1339 W. 49th Street
Tickets $5 with ODU Student ID; $10 General, cash or Cash App, at the door only.
Spanning a spectrum of dance styles and creative ideas, the Dance Association Concert on December 2 features seven ODU students presenting new choreographic works, with one piece, by Hannah Austin, created to include Deaf and HoH audience members. The evening also features students and faculty from the School of Music who will perform with dance students in choreography by faculty member Kate Mattingly. The program is further enriched by new choreographic creations from the composition class, taught by faculty member James Morrow.