Witness and iWitness

“…a bold mover!”
– Lisa Traiger, Washington Post

Vincent E. Thomas/VTDance contemplates acts of humanity in the deeply moving, multi-layered work- iWitness. “I Pledge” explores simple truths in human behaviors and implied truths in human documents. “Render & Proceed” investigates the convolution of media and its impact on the human spirit. “Come Change” considers the past and present for a hopeful tomorrow.

Collaborators include: Dwayne Hess (video), Cecylia Barcyzk (cello), Daniel Jose Older (sound design, text), Jodi Ozimek (costume)

iWitness is the solo work based on the award-winning, evening length- Witness. Witness was commissioned by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as part of 2008 Performing Arts for Everyone and the Millennium Stage.

“There is no doubt that Vincent E. Thomas is an ambitious choreographer.”

-Washington Post


Choreographer/Performer: Vincent E. Thomas
Music: Henryk Gorecki- Symphony No. 3 “Sorrowful Songs”- Lento e Largo (excerpt)
Gordon Cyr- “Elergy” – Cecylia Barcyzk, cello
Textscore – company
Daniel Jose Older – “Come Change”
Poem: “I Dream a World”- Langston Hughes
Video: Dwayne Hess
Costume: Jodi Ozimek, Vincent E. Thomas
Duration: 35 minutes (approx.)

Additional video clips may be found at: YouTube: vtdanceorg


Thomas cuts a real dash with his powerful physique, and equally powerful desire to say something meaningful in iWitness.” (Kelly Apter, WOW24/7)


“…iWitness becomes a thought-provoking discussion about universal human rights.” (The Skinny- Independent Cultural Journalism)

“…to the more focused and elegant manoeuvres of Vincent E Thomas in iWitness…” (The Skinny- Independent Cultural Journalism)


Thomas is a hypnotic dancer…” (Lucy Ribchester, DanceTabs)


Thomas’ dancing, which burns with intensity to a score of changing musical styles; classical, soul…” (Lucy Ribchester, The List)


Thomas’s charismatic presence is matched by his grasp of theatricality, and he moves with a muscular ease that is wonderful to watch.” (Mary Brennan, The Hearld, Scotland)



Photos of performance:

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