The Columbia Repertory Dance Company will present a full evening of dance for two nights at the CMFA Artspace, August 18 and 19 at 8 p.m. In Our Time explores the stages of life and addresses the human capacity for vulnerability, strength, and growth. The performance will be held at CMFA Artspace, 914 Pulaski Street. Admission is $30 for this event. More information and tickets can be found at www.coladance.com.
With In Our Time, Columbia Repertory Dance Company presents its fourth annual summer concert and second as a nonprofit organization. Featuring South Carolina choreographers Angela Gallo, Erin Bailey, Dale Lam, Kiyomi Mercadante Ramirez, Jennifer Deckert, and Andre Megerdichian and artistic director Stephanie Wilkins, the organization will mount an evening of entertainment that demonstrates the depth and range of talent in dance in Columbia and follows its mission statement in helping to both employ S.C. dance artists and ultimately aid in their retention in the state. The company will present works that portray the unique perspective of each choreographer. By collaborating with local artists and organizations and blending the highly physical with the highly emotional, Columbia Repertory Dance Company aims to create an experience that draws people in and encourages them to make dance a regular part of their arts consumption.
In 2018, co-founders Bonnie Boiter-Jolley and Stephanie Wilkins founded the Columbia Summer Repertory Dance Company with a desire to offer dancers more options in a city focused heavily on ballet. They started with the financial sponsorship of the Jasper Project, a plan focused on summer performances (Columbia’s dance offseason) and a sold out debut performance in 2019, which was followed by a sold out concert in 2021. The company has extended its season length and become a 501c3 non-profit organization. The group’s popularity among Columbia natives comes from its commitment to exploring refreshing narratives and styles of dance in its work.
This program is supported in part by H-tax funding from the City of Columbia and by the South Carolina Arts Commission, which is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, and collaborates in its work with the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies and South Arts.
For more information about the Columbia Repertory Dance Company, visit www.coladance.com.