Looking Back Moving Forward

Looking Back Moving Forward
Celebrating 10 Years

A special evening of universal landmarks tangible reflections, and essential highlights from 2002 through tomorrow…celebrating ten years of VTDance.

Special guests include Marsha Reeves Jews, Linda-Denise Fisher-Harrell, Tony Byrd, Todd Marcus

Seeds – Looking Back Moving Forward (2013)

This stunning video captures essences of 10 years of VTDance, honoring the seeds of Vincent’s artistic journey. Videography by Leah Calo and Pat McCrory.

Primavera Portena

Performers: Tony Byrd, Linda-Denise Fisher-Harrell, Vincent E. Thomas

In May 2005, VTDance partnered with the Ahn Trio for a collaborative new work in the Instrumental Project. The Ahn Trio, Angella (violin), Lucia (piano), and Maria (cello) are three sisters originally from Korea. They played Astor Piazzolla’s “Primavera Portena”, the ‘Spring’ movement from Las cuatro estaciones portenas (1969). They describe the music as street music, seductive, violent and sexy, tension, and passionate. This piece was commissioned and supported by Scott McCormick and the 2005 Bands of America Summer Symposium in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois.

Excerpts from The Grandmother Project:
Memory Box
Time Honored

Performers: Linda-Denise Fisher-Harrell, Vincent E. Thomas

The Grandmother Project investigates the essence, role, and commonalities of grandmothers from a personal and global perspective. “Throughout the stories of my grandma, Big Ma, and of grandmothers in the US, South Africa, India, Jamaica, and China/Taiwan, one idea holds true: grandmothers are at the core of the family.” This project captures reflections and memories of loved ones through spoken text, movement, music, video and projected images.

Excerpt from Witness
Come Change

Performer: Vincent E. Thomas

Witness contemplates acts of humanity, exploring simple truths in human behaviors and implied truths in human documents from the Pledge of Allegiance to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This powerful and engaging solo shuffles stories for a hopeful tomorrow.

Excerpt from Shadows
I Stand..

Performer: Vincent E. Thomas

Vincent explores essences of masculinity through shadows of yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Video Animation by Sujan Shrestha and Phil Davis.

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Upcoming Events & Performances

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    June 19 - June 21, 2023

    South Carolina Tri-District Arts Consortium (TRI-DAC)


    7500 Brookfield Road
    Columbia, South Carolina

  • Director’s Track & CGIA

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    Music for All Summer Symposium


    2000 W University Avenue
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    Houston Grand Opera


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    Houston, Texas

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    Kennedy Center at The REACH

    2700 F St NW
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    October 20 - November 03, 2023

    Houston Grand Opera


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    Houston, Texas