About

Richmond, Virginia's KARAR DANCE COMPANY is a modern and contemporary dance company led by Artistic Director Kara Robertson, a Richmond native and VCU alumna.

 Through powerful, deep-rooted modern dance performance, KARAR DANCE COMPANY investigates the complexity of human emotion and experience. We seek to engage and connect with the people of Richmond and beyond via performance and education.

As KARAR DANCE COMPANY continues to grow, we look forward to establishing more opportunities that inspire choreographers and young dancers to continue creating work and performing.

The In-between (2018); Choreography by Kara Robertson; Danced by David Alexander Deegan, Caroline Echevarria, Emerald Holman, Briana Johnson; Projection by Katy Pumphrey; Costumes by Damion Bond; Lighting Design by Michael Jarett; Photography by Gianna Grace Photography


The company debuted April 2017 with an inaugural performance weekend showing two reprised works and two world premieres, including Kaizen, a work that examines the multiple ways in which humans process and react to change.  

KARAR DANCE COMPANY recently collaborated with local, multi-faceted musician Savannah Hatcher to create The Glass Ceiling, an uplifting story that was written to create a conversation about gender equality. 

The company has since presented work at the First Annual Artist Showcase at the Barns of Kanak in Prince George, Virginia and at Gallery Edit for Sessions: Affected engaging with audience members through round-table discussion.

Most recently, the company produced Across Disciplines: a celebration of Richmond artists through collaborative dance performance as part of artoberVA in October 2018. KDC presented three premieres in collaboration with local artists Ryan Davis (musician), Callie Moore (dance filmmaker), and Katy Pumphrey (visual artist). The company included 2016 work Hive performed by young dancers from local dance schools and studios.

KARAR DANCE COMPANY is the founding institution of Homegrown Choreographers, an initiative that supports dance makers living and presenting work across the country.