About

Richmond, Virginia's KARAR DANCE COMPANY is a professional modern dance company.

 Through powerful, abstract performance, KARAR DANCE COMPANY investigates the complexity of human emotion and experience. The company seeks to engage and connect with the people of Richmond and beyond via performance and education, providing their audience with opportunities to both see and experience modern dance.

KARAR DANCE COMPANY continues to establish more opportunities that inspire novice, pre-professional, and professional dancers and choreographers to perform and create work.

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“upcoming company” - RVA Mag

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.  

In 2018, the company performed at the First Annual Artist Showcase at the Barns of Kanak in Prince George, Virginia, the Richmond Dance Festival, and at Gallery Edit for Sessions: Affected engaging with audience members through round-table discussion.

KARAR 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.

2019 performances included Affected at the Small Plates Choreography Festival in Lorton, VA, The In-between at the Richmond Dance Festival, and Amid at the Newburgh Illuminated Festival in Newburgh, NY.

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