Jane Franklin Dance is pleased to announce the 2019-20 Season of performances at Theatre on the Run

SPLATTER – November 9, 16 and 23, 2019 @ 4 pm

Nov 9 – Virginia Ballet Company
Nov 16 – Local Motion Project
Nov 23 – Bailey’s Upper Dance Company

MIX IT UP -November 9, 16, 23, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Nov 9, 16, 23 – New work by Jane Franklin with Reich-inspired acoustic guitar performed live by Mark Sylvester
Nov 9 – Forty+ by Kelsey Rohr / In Excess by Emily Crews
Nov 16 – New Compositions / Light Switch Dance Theatre
Nov 23 – Rachel Luebbert

New Performances for Children
The Magic Butterfly – a night of excitement is as easy as the wave of a wand
Splatteran upset spills everywhere and becomes the reason to examine feelings.  Whose fault is it anyway? Angry, happy, sad, calm and mixed up emotions are sorted in this colorful story about an incidental accident.

New Performances
Going Polar – 
‘Opposites attract’ is an old concept most commonly associated with personal relationships. It is more common that people are attracted to those who hold the same views and values as themselves. JFD’s “Going Polar” is a devised movement-theatre work about opposition, opinion and the balance between beliefs, facts and emotions. It’s difficult to change someone’s mind; easy to not be swayed. Music is by Mark Sylvester, a skilled guitarist and composer.

Recent Favorites
EyeSoar Fringe Edition – 
The connotation of “eyesore”, an unpleasant sight in a public place, spins in EyeSoar as audio, video and movement highlight the wonderful people and organizations in an industrial neighborhood.  Space is getting tighter and longtime occupants nestle with change.  EyeSoar is a compelling mix with music by Inner Ear Studio founder Don Zientara

New works by different professional choreographers are featured for each performance series

Guest Companies
Local youth groups open the show at most matinees and professional companies such as NextReflex Dance Collective, Dance Art Theater and choreographers like Katie Sopoci Drake bring works to the stage in the evening concerts.

New Compositions
The journey through critical process and feedback leads to unique dances by new choreographers


THE BIG MEOW – Jan 25, Feb 1, Feb 8, 2020 @ 4 pm

Jan 25 – TBA
Feb 1 – TBA
Feb 8 – Choreographers Collaboration Project

BORDER – Jan 25, Feb 1, Feb 8, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Jan 25 – Forty+ by Carly Johnson / Glade Dance Collective
Feb 1 – DanceArtTheater
Feb 8 – Contradiction Dance

April 25, May 2, May 9 @ 4 pm

April 25, May 2, May 9 @ 7:30 pm
Apr 25 – Forty+ by Brynna Shank / Next Reflex Dance Collective
May 2 – New Compositions / Katie Sopoci Drake
May 9 – Soiree reception / Forty+ by Emily Crews