photo by Kris Nevaeh

IN THE SPACE BETWEEN follows VLA DANCE Director & Choreographer Victoria Lynn Awkward on a journey of internal growth. Through the abstract language of contemporary dance, Victoria explores identity politics as a vessel towards freedom. Her journey takes her from reality, to a dream world, and to uncomfortable spaces "between." The show and its companion published journal, POLLEN: The Spreading of Ideas, are informed by textual analysis, socratic discussions, and deep personal reflection. IN THE SPACE BETWEEN features a dynamic fabric set by NADAAA’s Arthur Chang and Christian Borger, original music by Aaron Brown and Capella Auriga, costumes by Mitzi Eppley, and light design by Elmer Martinez. 


IN THE SPACE BETWEEN calls artists and audience members alike to look at their individual, unique identities and seek a route from their current reality, through the space between, and into their dreams.

Collaborative Team

Director & Choreographer | Victoria Awkward

VLA DANCE Company | Mitzi Eppley, Tabitha Hanay-Reaves, Michayla Kelly, Olivia Moon, Sarah Pacheco, Sasha Peterson, Théophile Victoria, Adam Wertheimer

Dramaturg | Iyun Ashani Harrison 

Musicians | Aaron Brown, Capella Auriga

Costumes | Mitzi Eppley

Set Design | Arthur Chang, Christian Borger of NADAAA 

Technical Director & Light Designer | Elmer Martinez 

Learn more about the dancers here

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Premiering at Boston Center for the Arts with Boston Dance Alliance 

June 17 - 20, 2021 

photo by Kris Nevaeh

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