VCU Dance in conjunction with Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies presents Leading Ladies, Thursday, March 28, at 8:00 pm at the Grace Street Theater. In this infectious dance movie marrying the story of a LGBT self-disclosure and love affair, a family must hustle to maintain their status quo in the harsh arena of competitive ballroom dance when one sister plans her coming out and the other gets pregnant. The two sisters and their gay best friend must contend with an overzealous stage mom in this carefully crafted and aptly executed dance film that embraces old-fashioned dance standards and modern politics.
The comedy has been screened at more than sixty festivals around the world and is an official selection of the Cannes Independent, Outfest and Palm Springs International film festivals as well as a Showcase Award winner at the Sonoma international Film Festival.
“It may seem quite an impossibility, but the film Leading Ladies is, simply put, a quietly revolutionary dance musical.”
The Feminist Review
“An indie alternative to Glee and High School Musical.” -VARIETY
The presenting program of VCU Dance is committed to building and engaging dance audiences in the University and Richmond communities while providing opportunities for artists to present and create work.
Recognized by professional dancers and choreographers as “a place where things are happening,” Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Dance and Choreography offers a vibrant and stimulating atmosphere where students prepare for careers in dance. VCUarts is ranked the #1 public university arts and design program in the country according to US News & World Report.
Tickets are $8/$5 students