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W&M Theatre season is going virtual. Here’s the schedule

The Kimball Theatre will host the five part James City County Rotary Club Concert Series. (Courtesy Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.)
William & Mary’s Department of Theatre, Speech and Dance announced their 2021 spring season virtual performances. (WYDaily/ Courtesy Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

The William & Mary Theatre, Speech and Dance Department announced its spring performance schedule for the 2021 season on Jan. 8.

Theatre fans can expect performances from current students, alumni and partnerships with other art organizations — including Christopher Newport University — showcasing diversity in the arts, according to the department’s announcement.

Some performances are original works like “MOSAIC” and “the Untethered: Homecoming” — both dance productions.

“‘The Untethered: Homecoming’ will hopefully provide a space for reflective nostalgia for the theatre and college community at William & Mary through song, monologues, dance and poetry that could pave the way for both healing and a sense of community,” Francis Tanglao Aguas, the show’s director said in a prepared statement. “My hope is that the current community will appreciate the experiences of these alumni that got us to where we are today because it is the present that will move the journey forward towards more diversity and inclusion on the W&M stage.”

All the performances for the 2021 season will be virtual — either live streamed or pre-recorded in video format. You can purchase tickets here.

Breanna Maldonado, a Orchesis Modern Dance Company student, is helping direct and choreograph “Reaching Out & Leaning In,” a dance performance which celebrates individuality and global connections.

“A unique creative element I bring as a director is the idea of using camera angles and visuals that hopefully make the audience feel as though we are all closer and more connected than we physically are,” she added.

See the entire Spring 2021 season performance schedule below:

“The Untethered: Homecoming”

  • Features original works from Black, Indigenous and People of Color students and alumni.
  • Dates: Feb. 18-21
  • Format: Live stream

“MOSAIC”

  • Features original works from current W&M theatre and dance students.
  • Dates: March 4-7
  • Format: Live stream

“Reaching Out & Leaning In: Explorations Through Dance III”

  • Dates: March 25-28
  • Format: Streaming On-Demand

“Reaching Out & Leaning In: Explorations Through Dance IV”

  • Dates: April 15-18
  • Format: Streaming On-Demand

“Dance of the Orcas”

  • Co-production with Christopher Newport University Arts.
  • Dates: April 29-May 2
  • Format: Streaming On-Demand

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the box office website or call 757-221-2674. You can also visit the Kimball Theatre, 428 W Duke of Gloucester St. on Tuesdays through Fridays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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