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 artists, students, and audience members of color and enlighten allies through thought-provoking and rigorous contemporary dance research and performance. Our values of challenging our artists to be intentional movers while empowering them with ethically sound formalities. And our vision of a sustainable and formal company structure for professional contemporary dancers of color with space for inclusion. And we envision consistent presentations of dance aimed to present Boston and its surrounding communities with research and calls to action.
We are excited to announce that VLA DANCE is in residence at Roxbury's Hibernian Hall.
Hibernian Hall is a home for multicultural arts & culture in the heart of Boston. We will be hosting our weekly rehearsals and our Summer Youth Dance Cohort in Hibernian's beautiful ballroom.