Patti & Rusty Rueff School of Design, Art, and Performance Division of DanceCollege of Liberal Arts





Auditions for Purdue Contemporary Dance Company

Spring 2021:
Tuesday, January 26, appointments assigned between 6 and 8pm.

You must download, fill out, and email the audition form here to Renee Murray at Fillable PDF version here. You may not audition without filling out and submitting this form. Once we receive your audition form you will receive an email with further information. If you have not received an email response please email


Purdue Contemporary Dance Company Spring Works 2021

Premieres virtually:

  • Saturday, May 1 @ 7:30pm
  • Sunday, May 2 @ 2:30pm

Available here


You are registering for a virtual dance concert and will receive a LINK to view the event after registration ends on the event date.

PLEASE NOTE: Registration for the Saturday, May 1 event ends at 3:00 pm on the event date. Registration for the Sunday, May 2 event ends at 11:00 am on the event date. The Purdue Contemporary Dance Company, housed in the Rueff School of Design, Art, and Performance, presents seven new works by dance faculty and select student choreographers. The sound scores and light design were created collaboratively between PCDC Choreographers and DAP Sound Design and Light Design students specifically for each new dance.

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(765) 494.3933 or

Dance Information:

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Xperimental Concert

October 16, 2020 – 7:30pm FREE

Join us for the premiere of our first ever virtual dance concert! The Xperimental performance is typically a semi-formal annual concert created and produced during the fall semester, and presented in our Dance Studio Theatre. This show is designed for trying out new and unusual ideas for dances. These dances can be very experimental, or perhaps a first-time choreographic attempt. We encourage bold experiments!! The concert is open to any dance styles, but insists on new and creative approaches to dance, and is usually performed in the round. This year due to all the limitations around public gatherings we will be creating a digital performance. It will premiere either in a projection outside of Pao Hall, which will be a live event involving distanced seating outdoors, or it will premiere on a video platform. Regardless of how it premieres on October 16, it will be available for viewing on the web beginning October 19!

Follow us on social media (FB and IG) to stay informed, or contact the Division of Dance for updated information.

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XWorks 2021

This production is a formal annual dance concert in our black box theater, created and produced by students during the spring semester.

Due to restrictions in place in the 2020-21 school year, this XWorks will be produced as a virtual concert that will be presented online.

Since this is the first time our student directors have produced a video concert filmed in our Dance Studio Theatre in Pao Hall, all the details have not been determined. The concert will be filmed in mid-March, and released for virtual viewing later that month. There is a proposed public showing of the film on April 10, outside Pao Hall. Please watch our social media pages for continued updates.

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Dance Xchange 2020-2021

Due to COVID-19 only open to Dance Xchange choreographers and dancers for 2020-2021 academic school year.

Dance Studio Theatre - 1179, Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts

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Admission - Free - informal seating / seating limited - plan to arrive early - doors open approx 1/2 hour prior to show.

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