Vincent E. Thomas Presents
Essence of Masculinity
Vincent E. Thomas Presents
Essences of Masculinity
Award-winning dancer and choreographer Vincent E. Thomas/VTDance presents his most stunning and ambitious work to date, Shadows, at Dance Place on Saturday, November 17 at 8pm and Sunday, November 18 at 4pm. Exploring essences of masculinity through shadows of yesterday, today, and tomorrow, the work includes collaborators Phil Davis (animator/film), Sujan Shrestha (animator/film), Sampson (comedian).
"There is no doubt that Vincent E. Thomas is an ambitious choreographer." (The Washington Post)
About Vincent E. Thomas/VTDance
Vincent E. Thomas, dancer, choreographer and teacher, received his MFA in Dance from Florida State University and a BME in Music from the University of South Carolina. He has danced with Dance Repertory Theatre (FSU), Randy James Dance Works (NY/NJ), EDGEWORKS Dance Theater (DC), and Liz Lerman Dance Exchange (MD). His choreography has been presented at various national and international venues including Philly Fringe in Philadelphia, Barcelona and Madrid, Spain, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Scotland, Avignon, France, Athens, Greece, and Bari, Italy. He was selected as one of eleven choreographers from around the world to convene for the 2005 Omi International Dance Collective and served as the guest mentor for the 2007 Dance Omi residents. Vincent is a recipient of a 2009 Best of Baltimore- Choreographer Award, 2009 Baker Artist Choice Award, a 2009 Metro DC Dance Award for Outstanding Overall Production (for his work Witness), several Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Dance Awards, a 2008 Kennedy Center Local Dance Commission Project Award, two 2006 Metro DC Dance Awards for Emerging Choreographer, and Outstanding New Work (for his evening length work the Grandmother Project). He is the co- artistic director and faculty member for the Urban Bush Women Summer Institutes (NY), and an Associate Professor of Dance at Towson University (MD).
Vincent E. Thomas founded VTDance as an outlet for performance projects including solo, group, and collaborative choreographic endeavors. VTDance is multi-dimensional. The work builds on the use of contemporary dance, improvisation, text/ movement, a variety of sound sources, and collaborations with other artists, including dancers, musicians, poets, visual artists, and others [to be discovered]. These ideas coupled with witty, poignant, athletic and gestural movement are the rich palette for VTDance. www.vtdance.org
WHAT: Vincent E. Thomas/VTDance in Shadows
WHEN: Saturday, November 17 at 8pm and Sunday, November 18 at 4pm
WHERE: Dance Place, 3225 8th Street NE, Washington DC 20017; two blocks from Redline Brookland/CUA Metro station; free and convenient parking
TICKETS: 2 General Admission; 7 Dance Place Members, Seniors, Teachers, Artists; 0 College Students; for Children (17 & under)
To purchase tickets visit www.danceplace.org or call (202) 269-1600
About Dance Place:
Founded in 1980, Dance Place builds a community of dance artists, audiences, and students through high quality performances, commissions, training and educational program. We are committed to enriching the field of dance locally, nationally and internationally. Our thriving arts campus serves as an anchor in the development of our Brookland neighborhood in Washington, DC.