Dance and Ballet

Virginia Tech

The curtain rises next month in Blacksburg on a new ‘state of the art,’ Center For the Arts at Virginia Tech.  They’re busy putting on the finishing touches and getting ready for opening night. 

Arts in the Air

May 15, 2013
Washington & Lee University

Students across the country are celebrating graduation in a variety ways – but none quite like a troupe of dancers at Washington & Lee here in Virginia.  They’ll be dancing on air – literally, with a performance 40 feet above the ground. 

They dangle from ropes far above the theater floor, swinging and spinning, turning flips or hanging upside down, tapping their toes on the wall and flapping their arms as if to fly.  Aerial dancing is an art form pioneered in the 70s and taught at just one university in the nation.