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    Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s main company performs in Southwest Virginia for the first time , article

    The Moss Arts Center presents two performances by the groundbreaking company on Tuesday, Feb. 28, and Wednesday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m. Each evening featuring a distinct and diverse repertory, including founder Alvin Ailey’s masterpiece, “Revelations.”

    Date: Feb 15, 2023
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    Chitrasena Dance Company engages with community , video

    In addition to an evening performance at the Moss Arts Center, members of Sri Lankan Chitrasena Dance Company participated in several outreach activities, including leading two workshops in Kandyan dance -- one at Springhouse Day School in Floyd and another on-campus workshop for Virginia Tech faculty and students and other community members. The ensemble also joined Nrityagram Dance Ensemble for a free matinee performance for area students.

    Date: Jan 17, 2023
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    After-school program blends arts and robotics to spark students' interest in STEAM education , video

    Virginia Tech researchers Koeun Choi and Myounghoon Jeon are introducing students at Eastern Montgomery Elementary School to various robotics theories through creative outlets such as music and dance. The thirteen week after-school program will culminate in a theater performance featuring robots programmed by the students.

    Date: Nov 07, 2022
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    Researchers study the connection between dance and autism , article

    Julia Basso and Rachel Rugh embarked on a research project to test a hypothesis that dance stimulates the social elements of the brain, and thus individuals with autism spectrum disorder may feel more connected at both the physical and psychological levels.

    Date: Apr 06, 2022
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    Memphis Jookin' at the Embodied Brain Lab , video

    Renowned dancer Lil Buck and others from “Memphis Jookin’: The Show,” visited the Embodied Brain Lab where Julia Basso and her team were able to record their brain activity and body physiology as they performed a variety of choreographed and improvised material. The artists visited the lab following a performance the previous day at the Moss Arts Center.

    Date: Mar 21, 2022
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    Dance class provides a variety of transferrable skills , video

    "There are a lot of different skills that can be transferred from dance training," says Adjunct Professor Rachel Rugh. In addition to learning how to collaborate and problem solve, many students in her Introduction to Dance Technique class are learning to step outside their comfort zone.

    Date: Mar 03, 2022
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    Hokies in the Hot Seat - Episode 1 , video

    What is a Hokie? We are! Each of us are made up of different experiences, however we're all Hokies. Hokies in the Hot Seat takes a deeper dive into what it truly means to be a Hokie. It's two students who haven't met... chosen to interview one another... to learn what makes them a Hokie! Why did they choose Virginia Tech? What attracted them to their major? What are some of the hurdles they've had to overcome? But this isn't your ordinary interview. We've added a little twist to add some heat. See if they're up for the Hot Seat challenges! Episode 1 features Dean McDonough of the Virginia Tech Marching Virginians and Human Development student, Nicole Tuckman.

    Date: Feb 10, 2022
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    Researching the clinical utility of dance for autism , video

    Assistant Professor and iTHRIV Scholar Julia Basso is using electroencephalography to record brain activity while studying the clinical utility of dance for individuals with autism spectrum disorder.

    Date: Dec 14, 2021
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    Intro To Dance Techniques , video

    <div><div><div>The Intro To Dance Techniques class utilizes outdoor spaces to tackle the unique challenges posed to their class due to COVID-19.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div></div></div>

    Date: Sep 11, 2020
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    Students explore the creative process with Lucky Plush dance company , video

    A dancer from Lucky Plush Productions gives a group of Virginia Tech students a glimpse into the dance company’s creative process. Watch as Lucky Plush dancer Meghann Wilkinson teaches how she and her colleagues work together to create an authentic experience for audiences. Drawing on the company’s performance, “Trip the Light Fantastic: The Making of Superstrip,” Wilkinson leads participants through a series of improvisational exercises that encourages them to be more creative, live in the moment, be vulnerable, and create relationships with each other in new ways. This approach helps Lucky Plush dancers deliver an authentic performance for their audiences. The Moss Arts Center helps students discover new ways to incorporate creativity into their lives—both inside and outside the classroom.

    Date: Feb 08, 2019
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    Dear Future Hokie , video

    Alyssa Duong shares how Virginia Tech has helped her embrace her heritage and allowed her to find herself.

    Date: Nov 30, 2018
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    Dance company surprises diners at Owens Food Court , video

    NW Dance Project is a professional contemporary dance company who will be performing at the Moss Arts Center on Friday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m. As part of their outreach work during their visit, they did an impromptu performance at the Owens Food Court. To attend the performance, you can buy tickets at

    Date: Oct 25, 2018