VLA DANCE started in January of 2019. In our first year, we had shows at Abigail Ogilvy Gallery, Fountain Street Gallery, and #HellaBlack by Boston Center for the Arts. We were presented by BioMed Realty and by Urbanity Dance in partnership with Boston Poetry Slam.
In our second season we will continue our mission to empower people of color and enlighten allies through thought-provoking and rigorous contemporary dance. As well as further our set of ever evolving values that include, celebrating racially diverse movers, respecting dancers' body size and appearance, holding space for fluidity of gender identities, transparent communications, and acknowledging artists as individual humans who are working together within a structure.
We are excited to announce that VLA DANCE is in residence at Roxbury's Hibernian Hall and is the 2020 - 2021 Boston DanceMaker Resident at Boston Center for the Arts.