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 Dogtown Dance Theatre is proud to present the 9th annual Richmond Dance Festival, April 29-30, May 6-7, and 13-14, 2022. This three-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 23 choreographers and 9 film artists. This years’ live performances include a wide variety of dance genres, modern 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 2022 season of Richmond Dance Festival. All 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.


Friday and Saturday Shows at 7PM

Lauren Morris | RADAR    
Alexis Bomer    
Carl Flink (FILM)    
Anastasia Johnson | AJ Collabs    
Margaret Allen | marge dances                    
New Dance Collaborative    
Kelly Bartnik (FILM)    
Kara Robertson | Karar Dance Company    
Charly Santagado, Eriel Santagado | mignolo dance (FILM)    
Casey Avaunt    


Friday and Saturday Shows at 7PM

Julianna Raimondo    

Lauren Weinberg   
Jevan Chowdhury (FILM)    
Chloe Conway | 3cDance Collective

Stavna Ballet | Shannon McConville               
Helene Leichter    
Julia Pasquale    
Gabriel Diamond (FILM)  

Salsa Connection Dance Company  
Jin Li, Jingyan Lin (FILM)  

Kristin Taylor Duncan | KT COLLECTIVE   


Friday and Saturday Shows at 7PM

Jane Franklin Dance     
Adrián González, Esther Latorre, Hugo Pereira (FILM)
Lauren Gareau  
Robert J. Priore
Dhol Tuason | Sayaw! Diversity  

Luisa Innisfree Martinez             
Chloe Walker        
Andrew Margetson (FILM)    
Ashley McCullough | Ash & Elm Dance Co.    
Nina McNeely (FILM AWARD)    
Company E    

RDF 22 - Richmond Dance Festival
Friday & Saturday Shows at 7PM
April 29 - May 14, 2022


Pictured: Dance FIlm award winner nina mcneely Photography credit- Nathan Kim

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Pictured: Helene Leichter choreography Photography credit-Caroline Frye

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Photography credit -Tim Walter.

This year's Richmond Dance Festival 22 will also be virtual! The performances will be available on our new streaming platform, Dogtown STREAM

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