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Current Events

Four dancers on stage reach forward over partially bent knees with flowing orange gauzy skirts, bathed in a warm orange glow against a red backdrop.
Oct 7, 7:00 p.m.

The Department of Dance, the Africana Studies Program, and the Office of the Dean of Faculty present a performance by the Philadelphia Dance Company (PHILADANCO!). This is a free but ticketed event; reservations required.

Portrait of Ray Cook
Oct 13, 6:30 p.m.

Ray Cook was a widely admired Professor of Dance who passed away earlier this year. Spoken tributes, photos, video, and a performance by current Vassar Repertory Dance Theatre dancers. Light reception to follow.

Past Events

An overhead view of four dancers in a huddle.
Apr 28, 7:00 p.m.

Choreographed by Vassar seniors Lily Gee, Danielle Lomi, Olivia Gotsch, and Zoe Muller.

seven dancers bend backwards on a dark stage
Apr 21 through Apr 22

Featuring choreography by Yoshito Sakuraba and Julian Llanos, Polka by acclaimed modern dance choreographer Mark Morris, excerpts from the classical ballet Don Quixote, student works, and more. Reserve free tickets. 


Heidi Latsky

Vassar Repertory Dance Theatre performs works selected from the current repertory by faculty, students, and guest choreographers, including a special appearance by the Heidi Latsky Dance Company. Tickets are free but must be reserved.

Three dancers onstage support a fourth dancer who is leaning back.
Nov 17, 7:00 p.m. through Nov 19

The Vassar Repertory Dance Theatre presents three programs of new choreography by guest choreographers Mike Tyus and Amy Hall Garner, as well as faculty and student works. This is a free but ticketed event, reservations required.

poster for the film "Balanchine's Classroom" by Connie Hochman showing two photos of choreographer George Balanchine, one of him instructing a dancer and another of him facing the camera, plus a quote from him that says "I don't want dancers who love to dance...I want dancers who NEED to dance.

George Balanchine was one of the most influential 20th century choreographers. Released in September 2021, this film includes newly discovered archival footage of Balanchine and his dancers. Director Connie Hochman will lead a Q&A following the film. Campus community only, please.

Two dancers dressed in black perform choreography by Kirven Boyd
Apr 14, 7:00 p.m. through Apr 16, 7:00 p.m.

VRDT performs new works by Guest Choreographers Desmond Richardson and Kirven Douthit-Boyd, classical ballet by Marius Petipa, Untitled by Guest Choreographer Jennifer Archibald, new student works, and faculty works selected from the current repertoire. This is a free but ticketed event.