Thursday, May 15, 2014

I am excited to bring two of my teachers to the UR Movement Research Studio this May!  Both Wilson Pitts and Roberto Sharpe have extensive knowledge in martial arts practices and provide classes that are open and highly informative.  They share a non-orthodox approach and are able to instruct to a variety of experiences.  I have found that my work with them benefits ALL my movement practices, finding parallels to dance and somatic practice.

Contact me if you have any questions

Matthew Thornton

Martial Arts Seminar / May 2014
University of Richmond - Movement Research Studio
BOOKER HALL 3rd Floor  
Martial Arts Masters Wilson Pitts and Roberto Sharpe
Friday May 16  10-12 am
From the ground to standing
Conditioning practice for all movement practices

2-4 pm

Tai-Chi Boxing


Meet & Greet, Tai-Chi garden @ Oregon Hill

Saturday May 17
9-10 am
Tai-Chi Form @ Maymont Park *FREE*
2-4 pm
Tai-Chi/Capoeira/Yoga connection
6-8 pm
Rooting and Loosening for all movement forms
The Movement Research Studio is located on the 3rd Floor of Booker Hall, University of Richmond.  Parking available in front of Modlin Center for the Performing Arts.
More info: contact Matthew

 Each individual session $25.00/UR Students free
PRE-REGISTER by May 10-contact

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Contact Improvisation Jam 
Sunday, February 2, 2014 
University of Richmond 
Faculty Movement Research Studio 
Booker Hall 3rd Floor 

photo: Miguel Anaya 

12-1 pm warm-up class /1-3 pm Contact Jam 

All levels Welcome! 

PARKING: Modlin Center for the Arts 28 Westhampton Way, Richmond, VA 23173 Follow signs to the studio in Booker Hall 3rd floor 

If you need assistance call: 804-662-3142 

For more info contact Matthew Thornton

Saturday, May 12, 2012

May 19th @ Danspace Project

Agua Dulce Dance Theater will premiere a new work algún día… (some day…), accompanied by vocalists Leah Thornton and José Joaquín García.

Where and When:
Saturday May 19, 8:00pm at Danspace Project in the East Village, located in St Marks Church, on the corner of 2nd Ave and 10 St.

$10 or $5 with two cans of food (donated to local food bank).

For more info visit:

Curated by Jane Gabriels, the evening, "Urban Conversations: City as Choreographer"  features Agua Dulce Dance, as well as performances by Noemi Segarra with Marili Pizarro, Marion Ramirez and Jung Woong Kim.  

Post-performance discussion with Arthur Aviles (Artistic Director, BAAD!) and Michy Marxuach(co-founder, Beta-Local).

The artists involved will be launching a new collaborative project that Pepatian and BAAD! are developing in the South Bronx.

Sunday, January 1, 2012


Agua Dulce Dance Theater will present a new work-in-progress at the PEPATIAN APAP Showing on January 6 at BAAD in New York City.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Grand Rapids Performance

Agua Dulce Dance Theater will perform 

"Conjuring the Wind" 

with live music by Wazobia

Event:  Trip the Light: Ephemeral
Where:  Wealthy Theater in Grand Rapids
When:  Friday May 6 @ 8PM
For more info go to:

Facebook event page:

Friday, March 11, 2011

Midewest RAD Festival

ADDT will perform La Orilla / The Shore at the
Midwest Regional Alternative Dance Festival in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

When:  Saturday March 11 @ 9:00 pm.

Where:  Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers
359 S. Kalamazoo Mall, Ste. 204
Kalamazoo Michigan 49007

Tickets: $10/performance, $18/evening pass (both performances on one evening), $35/festival pass (all performances on March 11-12).

Sunday, March 6, 2011

ADDT at Dance Films @ The Flea Festival

Screening of The Seed and The Gardener--choreographed by Alicia Diaz and Matthew Thornton.  Directed by KimSu Theiler.  Music by Oliver Lyons.

When:  March 7, 2011
Where:  The Flea Theater, NY
Time:  7 PM