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A Site-Specific Dance Tour | Artown on the Quad

What: Destination Dance will open the new "Artown on the Quad" series, July 5, 2022! As such, we are excited to exclusively feature the work of UNR Dance Alumni. Site-specific dance is work that is created in response to a particular place or site, inspired by its architecture, design, history, or current use. The choreographers have been commissioned to create unique performances, taking traditional and contemporary dance off of the stage and into new environments.


Where: Featuring sites on and around the historic "Quad" on the University of Nevada, Reno campus, this walking-distance dance tour will allow audience members to engage with dance in a whole new way and view the campus in a new and invigorating light. Destination Dance will celebrate our city’s unique sense of place through movement.  


Who: This year's choreographers feature notable leaders and graduates of the University of Nevada's Dance Program.

  • Kristen Avansino: Professor of Dance at the University of Nevada from 1971-1980 and current Adjunct Professor of Dance. BA and MA in Dance, Mills College in Oakland, CA. 

  • Eve Allen Garza: Dance Minor, UNR 2007, MFA Ballet, University of Utah 2013, and current Teaching Associate Professor of Dance at the University of Nevada.

  • Christina Charter: Dance Minor, UNR 2011 & MFA Choreography and Dance Performance, Mills College 2016.

  • Sarah Johnson: BA in Dance, UNR 2021.

  • Angela Ritchie: Dance Minor, UNR 2004.Tara Rynders: Dance Minor, UNR 


When: Tuesday, July 5, 2022 from 6:00pm-7:30pm. The event is free to attend. Specific meeting locations and times will be shared closer to the event date.