THE MODLIN CENTER FOR THE ARTS ANNOUNCES DIGITAL STAGE

By | January 24, 2021

FREE VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING FOR SPRING 2021

The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond is pleased to announce Digital Stage, a schedule of free virtual programming, available to all, in the spring of 2021. With a commitment to education and engagement, the range of performances will include dance, theatre, and classical music, and will incorporate interactive, in-depth conversations with the artists. Virtual programming will launch February 3 with dance-theatre troupe Sankofa Danzafro’s La Ciudad de los Otros (The City of Others). Exploring the racial undercurrents of Colombia, a country home to Latin America’s second largest population of people of African descent, The City of Others reaches deep into the experiences of their community to create a vibrant new work.

In addition to Sankofa Danzafro, the growing list of performances will include a new film and artist conversation as part of the University Museums exhibition, Action & Reaction: Looking at the Art of Social Justice, by Richmond-based musician Héctor Coco Barez; a recital of Beethoven and Brahms by pianist Wu Han, cellist David Finckel, violinist Arnaud Sussmann, and violist Paul Neubauer; The Just and the Blind, a poignant and pressing examination of the unseen and under-heard experiences of incarcerated youth from spoken word artist Marc Bamuthi Joseph, musician Daniel Bernard Roumain, and choreographer Drew Dollaz; a behind the scenes glimpse into the virtual creative process with choreographer Ephrat Asherie; and a series of performances by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center entitled Front Row: National.

The University of Richmond Department of Theatre and Dance will offer three performances beginning on February 11 with Blood at the Root, a bold new ensemble drama based on the case of the Jena Six. Blood at the Root examines the miscarriage of justice, racial double standards, and the crises in relations between men and women of all classes. The University Dancers will present the 36th Annual Concert entitled TIME | IN | SPACE featuring works by innovative choreographers Ephrat Asherie, Alexandra Damiani, and Christopher K. Morgan. The Department of Theatre and Dance offerings will conclude in April with the ever-popular FAME, the Musical.

All performances will be free and will require advanced registration. Additional performances will be announced throughout the spring. More information and event registration can be found at modlin.richmond.edu


SPRING 2021 MODLIN CENTER FOR THE ARTS PERFORMANCESModlin Arts Presents:
Sankofa Danzafro, La Ciudad de los Otros (The City of Others)
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3 at 7PM

UR Department of Theatre & Dance Presents:
Blood at the Root
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11-13 at 7PM
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14 at 2PM

Modlin Arts Presents:
Héctor Coco Barez, film and conversation
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22 at 7PM

Modlin Arts Presents:
Wu Han, piano; David Finckel, cello; Arnaud Sussmann, violin; Paul Neubauer, viola
FRIDAY, MARCH 5 at 7PM

Modlin Arts Presents:
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Front Row: National
Gilbert Kalish, piano and LIsette oropesa, soprano

FRIDAY, MARCH 12 at 7PM

Modlin Arts Presents:
The Just and the Blind
TUESDAY, MARCH 16 at 7PM

Modlin Arts Presents:
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Front Row: National
David Shifrin, clarinet and Gloria Chien, piano

FRIDAY, MARCH 26 at 7PM

Modlin Arts Presents:
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Front Row: National
Arnaud Sussmann, violin

FRIDAY, APRIL 2 at 7PM

Modlin Arts Presents:
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Front Row: National
Summer Evenings IV

FRIDAY, APRIL 9 at 7PM

UR Department of Theatre & Dance Presents:
FAME, The Musical
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, APRIL 15-17 at 7PM
SUNDAY, APRIL 18 at 2PM
Dates and times for Behind the Scenes with Ephrat Asherie and the UR Dancer’s production of TIME | IN | SPACE will be announced soon.


Marketing: To schedule an artist interview or request high-resolution images for publication, contact Modlin Center’s Marketing Director Jon Gunter at jgunter@richmond.edu.

About the Modlin Center for the Arts: The Modlin Center for the Arts opened in 1996 and features state-of-the-art performance venues, galleries, studios, labs, and classrooms. Praised as “a work of art itself” by the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the 165,000-square-foot-facility is home to the world-class Modlin Arts Presents series, the Pearson Music Library, the University of Richmond Museums, and the departments of Theatre and Dance, Music, and Art and Art History.

The Modlin Center is home to more than forty incredible performing arts events as part of the celebrated Modlin Arts Presents Series, a program of world-renowned artists and performances from September through April. In addition, the Modlin Center is home to an abundance of free visual and performing arts events including rotating exhibits presented by the University Museums, five productions presented by the Department of Theatre and Dance, and more than twenty performances presented by the Department of Music. Many Modlin Center events feature academic components designed specifically for Richmond students. These activities, which are free and open to the public, include master-classes, lecture/demonstrations, workshops, and pre- and post-performance and exhibition lectures.

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