March Dance 2021

In the wake of the pandemic, Dance at Illinois performances have been reshuffled and simultaneously reinvigorated. March Dance 2021 will be dedicated to the work of our third-year MFA candidates in dance. These performances will be livestreamed to a broad viewing audience and performed live for a small audience of students, staff, and faculty as part of the Dance at Illinois curriculum following university-approved COVID-19 safety guidelines. These four exciting artists—Danzel Thompson-Stout, Roxane D'Orleans Juste, Rachel Rizzuto, and Jaylen De'Angelo Clay—will present thesis works engaging ideas and social phenomena ranging from transformational hip hop choreography to future visions of ephemera, feminist critiques of television and movement, and multimedia expressions of Black identity and disability. Join us as we witness these powerful works of art.

March 18 at 7pm and 9pm: Danzel Thompson-Stout


March 19 at 7pm and 9pm: Roxane D'Orleans Juste


March 20 at 7pm and 9pm: Rachel Rizzuto


Mar 21 at 7pm and 9pm: Jaylen De'Angelo Clay

May contain adult content.

A talkback will be offered following each performance.

The performance including the talkback for each date and time will last approximately 40 minutes total.

Each performance will also be available on Vimeo as individual videos from March 22 through April 5.

Get more information and links to the performances.


The importance of philanthropy has never been greater. Please consider gifts to the Department of Dance Production and Enrichment Fund and Krannert Center’s Moving Forward Together/Unrestricted Fund to ensure the future of the arts at Illinois.