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VCU dance students perform in Cabell Library, Oct. 24

October 23, 2017

VCU dance students dance in the Cabell Library stacks

Tuesday, Oct. 24, a class of VCU dance students, led by assistant professors Ching-I Bigelow and Autumn Proctor, stages an intriguing experimental performance here in Cabell Library. The performance will last from 3:30 to 5 p.m. and will take place on the first and second floors, as well as the lower level.

The students were tasked with choreographing a site-specific performance using a non-traditional space with heavy foot traffic. The goal was to create a kind of semi-improvisational happening in which which the dancers would occupy the same space as bystanders but not get in the way. The performance is meant to be organic to the space and its normal use. Bystanders in the library can watch the performance if they want to or just go about their business and ignore it. There will be no music.

There will be five stations around the library, at each of which dancers will perform set routines. Meanwhile, other dancers will travel between the stations in a loop.

This is Cabell Library's first foray into a dance project of the scope, and we hope that you stop by, watch and even participate in the performance.

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