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From Portland, Oregon, Comes BodyVox Contemporary Dance BodyVox comes to Lexington for a one-night performance at the Keller Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 10.

Photo_by_Michael_Shay_Polara_Studio64 From Portland, Oregon, Comes BodyVox Contemporary DanceBodyVox is known for its visual virtuosity, distinctive wit and unique ability to combine dance, theater and film into productions rich in imagery, athleticism and humor.

The Lenfest Center at Washington and Lee University presents BodyVox, a contemporary dance company from Portland, Oregon. BodyVox comes to Lexington for a one-night performance at the Keller Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 10.

“Urban Meadow,” the BodyVox performance at Lenfest, will present a wide selection of highlights from the past 20 years of repertoire. This show utilizes skill, comedy and visual spectacle to create the program.

Led by Emmy Award-winning choreographers Jamey Hampton and Ashley Roland, BodyVox is known for its visual virtuosity, distinctive wit and unique ability to combine dance, theater and film into productions rich in imagery, athleticism and humor. They have connected dance in multiple areas of media, including short films, imagery, theater and musical ensemble. Much of their inspiration is drawn from the Northwestern art scene surrounding their home base, which creates a distinct style that is unpredictable.

Hampton and Roland are distinguished artists on the world stage, formed by their years working as creators and performers with innovative dance companies Momix, ISO Dance and Pilobolus.

Adding to its full evening shows and repertory pieces, BodyVox’s films have won numerous awards in national and international festivals. “Modern Daydreams,” composed of “Treadmill Softly,” “Islands in the Sky,” “Unleashed” and “Deere John,” won the prestigious American Choreography Award for Outstanding Achievement in Short Film in 2002.

Order tickets online today at wlu.edu/lenfest-center or call the Lenfest Center box office at 540-458-8000 for ticket purchase information. Box office hours are Monday–Friday, 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. and one hour before performance time. University Swipe is available.

BodyVox is sponsored in part by the Class of ’64 Performing Arts Fund.