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The show must go on! After COVID-19 shuttered our doors for the 2020 season, Dogtown Dance Theatre is proud to present the 8th annual Richmond Dance Festival, June 11-12 and 18-19, 2021. This two-weekend festival features exceptional local and regional dance artists, as well as international dance film artists in the heart of historic Manchester in Richmond, VA.


The festival includes live performances, as well as screenings of dance on film. This year, Richmond Dance Festival will showcase the work of 16 choreographers and 8 film artists. This years’ live performances include modern dance, American Tribal Style belly dance, contact improvisation, African dance and Filipino dance, representing Richmond Dance Festival’s commitment to bringing diverse audiences together to enjoy the art of movement. 

Richmond Dance Festival is one of the main programming initiatives of Dogtown Dance Theatre, supporting the organization’s mission to be a home for all independent artists. RDF supports established and rising choreographers and dance film artists, providing them with an opportunity to present their work to a live audience. This festival gives independent artists the ability to avoid the typical obstacles to performance, such as production and marketing costs, while offering the privileges of performing in front of a diverse audience from all parts of the Richmond community.


Dogtown Dance Theatre is grateful for funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, Virginia Commission for the Arts, The E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, and The Virginia Repertory Theatre for the 2021 season of Richmond Dance Festival. Both weekends showcase a variety of skilled performance artists whose artistic zest fills Dogtown’s theatre with life and reaffirms Richmond as the creative hub of Central Virginia.

WEEKEND ONE - JUNE 11 & 12, 2021

Friday and Saturday Shows at 7PM


Eric Rivera

Joanna Chocklett - Dogwood Dance Project: FILM

Megan Rivero - RADAR Dance

Julianna Raimondo

Moniek van der Kallen: FILM

Malcolm Shute - Human Landscape

Ajna Tribal Belly Dance 

Sven Niemeyer: FILM

Luisa Innisfree

Botis Seva & Ben Williams: FILM 

Dhol Tuason - Sayaw! Diversity

WEEKEND TWO - JUNE 18 & 19, 2021

Friday and Saturday Shows at 7PM

Leah Glenn Dance Theatre

Danielle Ward - Trybe Dance Collective 

Susannah Haight: FILM

Audrey Ipapo Baran - Baran Dance

Sarada Jammi - Sri Sai Dance Academy

Cameron Kostopoulos: FILM 

Jenna Beardsley

Aina Lanas: FILM

Kevin LaMarr Jones - CLAVES UNIDOS

Sara Hook 

Charli Brissey: FILM

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RDF 21 - Richmond Dance Festival
Friday & Saturday Shows at 7PM
June 11 & 12 | June 18 & 19
Virtually available on Dogtown STREAM

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Eric Rivera - Photo by Beau Austin


RADAR Dance- Photo by Gianna Grace Photography

KARAR photo by Gianna Grace Photography.

KARAR DANCE COMPANY- Photo by Gianna Grace Photography

Dogtown Dance Theatre's Richmond Dance Festival is grateful for support from
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