"As for the performance itself, there is a primality. Muted, earthy costumes and ambient music help to bring the audience in close. The dancers’ movements shift between smooth ease and convulsive despair. But underneath the chaos, there is a feeling of support. The dancers literally catch one another as they fall to the ground. The small venue increases the focus, allowing the articulation of each movement to carry more weight. There are moments when the silence is cut only by the creaking of the floor. There is a collective mood akin to hypnosis." - William Kryjak, Boston Hassle







Saturday, September 21, 2019, 8:00 - 10:00 PM

Plaza Theatre at the BCA

551 Tremont Street, Boston MA

#HellaBlack is BCA’s interdisciplinary live mixtape highlighting black artistry! This event aims to lift up the many intersections of blackness through dance, music, spoken word and visual art. Proving once again that black art matters. 

VLA DANCE presented a duet with Victoria Awkward and Key'Aira Lockett.

Photo by O.J. Slaughter


VLA DANCE & Irresponsible Birds Poetry

Friday, November 22, 2019, 6:30 & 8:30 PM

Urbanity Central

Urbanity Dance Presents: VLA DANCE & Irresponsible Birds Poetry

VLA DANCE and Irresponsible Birds Poetry meet and balance dance and spoken word in a dynamic collaboration. Dancers and poets present two separate sets on November 22 at 6:30 PM and 8:30 PM, including a talk back with the performers after each. 

Photo courtesy of Boston Poetry Slam featuring Arianna Monet