Starr Foster Dance Project: Baggage (and The Seven Deadly Sins)
Baggage(and The Seven Deadly Sins)
presented by Starr Foster Dance Project
Saturday, January 30th, 2016 at 7pm & 9pm
Sunday, January 31st, 2016 at 3pm & 5pm
The Basement at TheatreLab, 300 East Broad Street, RVa 23219
4 Shows Only, Seating is limited
Performed entirely to the music of Tom Waits, Baggage (and The Seven Deadly Sins) is an unusual and curious dance experience performed in the round, with the audience encompassing the dance. Based on the idea that the seven mortal sins destroy a life of grace, each dancer is bound to a suitcase which represents their own personal sin. Baggage (and The Seven Deadly Sins) develops into a whirlwind of chaos as the dancers struggle to manage and cope with one another while keeping their emotional baggage undisclosed.
(*Some material not suitable for children under 13)
Because of the nature of the performance, late attendees will not be seated. So come early!
CASTING SATURDAY, JANUARY 30th 7pm and 9pm:
Jordan Livermon Glunt, Kathleen Brady, Ryan Davis, Erick Hooten, Angela Palminsano, Brittany Diaz Judge
CASTING SUNDAY, JANUARY 31st 3pm and 5pm:
Jordan Livermon Glunt, Kathleen Brady, Ryan Davis, Erick Hooten, Anna Branch, Brittany Diaz Judge
FREE Parking is available one block away from the theatre along Marshall Street, Clay Street, 2nd Street and Southbound from Broad on 3rd Street.
Convention Center Deck: 3rd and Marshall (351 N 3rd St)
Cost: $7.00 per vehicle
Open Lot: 3rd and Marshall (310 N 3rd St)
Cost: $8.00 for 2 hours
There are a number of wonderful restaurants within walking distance of the theatre.
Lucy's: 404 N. 2nd Street
Mama J's: 415 North 1st Street
Pasture: 416 East Grace Street
Rappahannock: 320 East Grace Street.
For a quick bite: JKOGI: 325 North 2nd Street
Bodillaz: 321 North 2nd Street
The Cultured Swine: 317 North 2nd Street
When you attend Baggage, you will notice a construction gate up around the building. There is renovation work happening elsewhere on the property, and the gate provides safety for passersby as well as for us and our patrons, for the duration of the construction (completion slated for February 2016). For each performance, the construction gate will be propped open, and the pathway to our black-gated exterior staircase leading down to the front door (lit up with blue/purple lights- hard to miss!) will be clear.
STARR FOSTER DANCE PROJECT is a critically acclaimed modern dance company which calls Richmond, Virginia its home and tours nationally throughout the year. Artistic Director Starrene Foster has received numerous awards for her teaching and choreography and feels strongly about creating work that embraces the human spirit. As a performing company, their mission is to provide a positive experience for the audience by creating and presenting emotionally intoxicating and physically charged works with themes based on human nature.
A Richmond native, STARRENE FOSTER, is a performer, dance educator and the Artistic Director of Starr Foster Dance Project. With much acclaim throughout the country, critics have raved enthusiastically about Foster's choreography consistently and she has been reviewed as "having a very impressive inventory of work", "a master of immediacy" and her choreography having "range and imagination" and "emotional gravity". She has been recognized for creating inventive and unusual partnering as well as integrating the uniqueness of each dancer in her work.
Starrene Foster is the recipient of the Theresa Pollak Award for Artistic Excellence and has been featured on the PBS broadcast Virginia Currents. Foster was also awarded Richmond's Most Prestigious 25 Arts Innovators, The Top 40 under 40 and has been nominated for two ARTSIE awards by the Richmond Theatre Critics Circle for her choreography. Starrene is the beneficiary of the 2003 VCU Star Alumni Award where she is presently in her sixteenth year as an adjunct faculty member. She has received grants from the Virginia Council for the Arts, and many commissions for new dance works from universities and various dance companies. Starrene teaches throughout the country and her choreography has been presented nationally which include: The Philadelphia Fringe Festival (PA), The Jack Guidone Theatre (DC), SUNY Buffalo (NY), The New World School (FL), Old Dominion University (VA), Cornell University (NY), James Madison University (VA), Dance Charlotte (NC), The Goose Route Dance Festival (WV), the Demetrius Klein Dance Festival (FL), The Richmond Ballet (VA), University of Richmond (VA), Scranton Cultural Arts Center (PA), Baltimore Theatre Project (MD), The Lorton Workhouse (DC), and the Festival of Choreography (NC). As a dancer, Starrene trained under many dance greats and has had the pleasure of training with and performing works by Mark Taylor, Chris Burnside, Doug Varone, Sharon Kinney, Ronald K. Brown, Mark Dendy, Pewan Chow (Hong Kong), Raul Parro (Mexico), among many others. In addition to her faculty position at VCU, Starrene is also on faculty at the Richmond Ballet and University of Richmond.
The Basement at TheatreLAB (View)
300 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219
|Minimum Age: 13|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|