The DASH Ensemble

Headlining the New Dance Festival

FRI-SAT, SEP 7-8
MAINSTAGE THEATRE

The DASH Ensemble

The DASH Ensemble

Headlining the New Dance Festival

FRI-SAT, SEP 7-8
MAINSTAGE THEATRE


The DASH Ensemble is a New York-based contemporary dance group that combines elements of modern, hip-hop and physical theatre to express ideas about growth, love, loss, war and determination. This year’s festival features new works by DASH as well as JMU’s award-winning dance faculty members. JMU dance students will also perform with The DASH Ensemble. More


Fall Student Dance Concert

WED-SAT, NOV 7-10
EARLYNN J. MILLER DANCE THEATRE

Fall Student Dance Concert

Fall Student Dance Concert

WED-SAT, NOV 7-10
EARLYNN J. MILLER DANCE THEATRE


This showcase of new choreography offers audiences an opportunity to see the work of the Dance Program’s talented young artists. More


Dancescapes

Featuring JMU's Virginia Repertory Dance Company

THU-SUN, DEC 6-9
MAINSTAGE THEATRE

Dancescapes

Dancescapes

Featuring JMU's Virginia Repertory Dance Company

THU-SUN, DEC 6-9
MAINSTAGE THEATRE


Choreography from across the country takes center stage as JMU’s premier dance ensemble performs work by recognized guest artists and award-winning dance faculty members. More


Taste of the Forbes

An Arts and Foodie Event

FRI, JAN 11
FORBES CENTER VENUES/GRAND LOBBY

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Taste of the Forbes

An Arts and Foodie Event

FRI, JAN 11
FORBES CENTER VENUES/GRAND LOBBY


This moveable feast includes three distinctive presentations in three Forbes Center venues, plus a reception that will allow you to mingle with other arts enthusiasts. More


Kyle Abraham/A.I.M.

FRI-SAT, JAN 18-19
MAINSTAGE THEATRE

Kyle Abraham

Kyle Abraham/A.I.M.

FRI-SAT, JAN 18-19
MAINSTAGE THEATRE


An internationally recognized artist, Kyle Abraham is a 2013 MacArthur “Genius” Fellow, artistic director and dancer—and one of the most original choreographers working today. His company, A.I.M., brings its “lush movement, infectious music and magnetic dancers” (The New York Times) to the Forbes Center. Fusing contemporary and West African dance, ballet and hip-hop, Abraham will create a work for JMU dance students, which they will present as part of this performance. More


Senior Dance Concert

THU-SAT, FEB 7-9
EARLYNN J. MILLER DANCE THEATRE

Senior Dance Concert

Senior Dance Concert

THU-SAT, FEB 7-9
EARLYNN J. MILLER DANCE THEATRE


JMU’s senior dance majors are on the verge of graduation and entering into their exciting careers as dance artists. Come watch them as they showcase their amazing work in this annual concert. More


Mayumana

Currents

Direct from Israel

THU-FRI, FEB 28-MAR 1
MAINSTAGE THEATRE

Mayumana

Mayumana

Currents

Direct from Israel

THU-FRI, FEB 28-MAR 1
MAINSTAGE THEATRE


Combining elements of dance, music and theatre with unbridled creativity and energy, internationally acclaimed performance troupe Mayumana will take audiences by storm with its “funky moves and cutting-edge blend of movement and technology.” (Time Out New York) Playing specially made instruments, Mayumana’s 11 gifted performers will bring their diverse talents to Currents, a bold and unforgettable spectacle featuring mind-blowing sights and sounds. More


New Voices in Dance

Featuring JMU's Contemporary Dance Ensemble

THU-SUN, MAR 21-24
MAINSTAGE THEATRE

New Voices in Dance

New Voices in Dance

Featuring JMU's Contemporary Dance Ensemble

THU-SUN, MAR 21-24
MAINSTAGE THEATRE


Prepare to be moved and inspired by the choreography and performances in this annual concert that features dances by selected JMU dance majors, faculty artists Ryan Corriston and Rubén Graciani, and internationally known dance artist Kiki Lucas, resident choreographer of Mosaic Dance Project in Miami, Florida. More


Spring Student Dance Concert

WED-SAT, APR 17-20
EARLYNN J. MILLER DANCE THEATRE

Spring Student Dance Concert

Spring Student Dance Concert

WED-SAT, APR 17-20
EARLYNN J. MILLER DANCE THEATRE


This exciting concert features talented young dancers and choreographers from JMU’s Dance Program. More



HIGHLIGHTS


  • The Grammy and Emmy-winning Soweto Gospel Choir will sing, dance and drum to deliver a tour-de-force performance!



  • Israeli performance troupe Mayumana presents "Currents," a bold spectacle featuring mind-blowing sights and sounds



  • Featuring Broadway stars, The Doo Wop Project reimagines some of the greatest music in American pop and rock history!



  • Staunton dance devotee Pamela McCray wins 2018 Circle of Excellence Award


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