Dayton Contemporary Dance Company was founded in 1968 to create performance opportunities for dancers of color. Five decades later, it remains rooted in the African American experience, committed to the development of diverse movement artists on the global stage.

A co-recipient of one of the dance world’s highest honors, the 2016 Bessie Award for Outstanding Revival, DCDC has been supported by American Dance Festival, Paul Taylor American Modern Dance, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, National Endowment for the Arts and New England Foundation for the Arts among others. The culturally diverse company is dedicated to exceptional performance and quality community engagement.

DCDC has toured the world, dancing onstage for packed houses in Bermuda, Canada, Chile, China, France, Germany, Poland, Russia, Kazakhstan and South Korea.

Presented in partnership with the Center for Diversity and Inclusion and Xavier Alumni Association.