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Past Events

A person with long brown hair performs on a darkened stage in front of a microphone. The person is wearing all black clothing.
Apr. 26, 2024, 7:00 p.m.

A performance of original dance works by four Vassar seniors. Reserve free tickets.

Nine dancers grouped with arms raised in a pose as if they were reaching for and facing the sun.
Apr. 11, 7:00 p.m. – Apr. 13, 2024

The Vassar Repertory Dance Theatre will premiere a new full-company work by Bessie Award-winning choreographer Soleymane Badolo, plus an exciting new dance by Hip-Hop Instructor Julian Llanos, and more! There is a waiting list for tickets. Please arrive at Keynon Hall at 6:30 p.m. to join the list and we will do our best to accommodate.

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Immerse yourself in the dynamic journey of movement as Battery Dance unveils two new pieces crafted during their transformative three-week residency at Vassar College in March 2024.


MODfest 2024

Vassar Repertory Dance Theatre performs works selected from the current repertory by faculty, students, and guest choreographers, including a special appearance by Baye and Asa Dance Company. This is a free but ticketed event; however, reservations for general seating are required and are available online.

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MODfest 2024

Challenging the separation between performers and spectators, Reciprocal Visions re-situates who is viewing whom in the dance performance space. Dancers, as forms of embodied art, are themselves responsive to their environment in ways similar to how audiences react to the performance.

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Dec. 8, 2023, 6:30 p.m.

A special dance performance presenting works by VRDT, Battery Dance, and original works created for Dancing to Connect, a collaboration between Vassar and Poughkeepsie High School students.

Campus community only, please.

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Nov. 16, 7:00 p.m. – Nov. 18, 2023

Three programs of new choreography by guest choreographers Janice Rosario and Shannon Gillen, a repertory work by legendary choreographer Jerome Robbins, as well as faculty and student works. A free but ticketed event.

Portrait of Ray Cook
Oct. 13, 2023, 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.

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, 2023, 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.

An overhead view of four dancers in a huddle.
Apr. 28, 2023, 7:00 p.m.

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