Be Transformed by Art at the Intersections of Dance, Design and Film

August 28, 2019


Tampa, FL

Hillsborough Community College’s Visual and Performing Arts Series presents Orange Grove Dance on September 20 & 21 in the Mainstage Theatre at the Ybor City Campus. 

Orange Grove Dance, under the direction of Colette Krogol and Matt Reeves, transforms the stage with its trademark virtuosic athleticism and evocative multimedia design. This presentation features award-winning work, Holding, Here and the world premiere of extended work, Frequency.

Frequency casts its performers into a vast friction-filled digital landscape that evokes images and relationships from a past grievously misremembered. A duet between Artistic Directors Colette Krogol and Matt Reeves, Frequency is a throwback to the company’s genesis as a duet company and reflects the significance of time spent trying to tune two lives together.

Based on mythopoetic research into personal dreams and stories of one family’s migration from Cuba in 1980, Orange Grove Dance opens up new dialogues on timely themes such as migration, exodus and transformation. Holding, Here won the Audience Choice Award at the 34th Annual Choreographers’ Showcase in 2017. It was described by Dance Metro DC as a “magically spun... visual tale of suspension, tension, and community within a multilayered moving painting.”

About Orange Grove Dance

Orange Grove Dance (OGD), founded in 2007 by Colette Krogol and Matt Reeves, is built on the ideals of integrating dance, design, film, and movement with all communities. Their work can be found in museums, film festivals, underground tunnels, city streets, black box theatres, and concert stages.

Nationally and internationally OGD has been commissioned and presented by The Kennedy Center, Dance Place, the U.S. Botanic Gardens, The Finlandia Foundation, The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, Lönnström Taidemuseo, Raumars AIR, Officina Creativa, CerCCa, Klaustrid at Skriduklaustir, and Zhang Zhidong Museum. On film they have produced dance films that have screened in cities from Munich, Germany to Boulder City, Nevada and their film The Archetypes was awarded ‘Best Dance Film’ by the Et Cultura Film Festival.

Recent accolades include a 2019 Helen Hayes Award nomination for their work on The Kennedy Center's production of How to Catch a Star as well as being the inaugural Artists In Residence at the Jackie Chan Film & Media Dance Program at the Wuhan Institute of Design and Sciences in China. This fall OGD will be presented by the City of Alexandria’s Office of the Arts to create a new site­specific performance in collaboration with Softlab’s exhibit of Mirror Mirror at the Alexandria Waterfront Park. In November you can catch OGD’s choreography as part of Roundhouse Theatre’s innovative production of the broadway­hit The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night­Time.


All performances are at 7:30 p.m. General admission is $15. All HCC students, faculty and staff are admitted free of charge with valid ID.  The box office opens one hour prior to the performance.  Advance tickets can be purchased at 


HCC's Mainstage Theatre provides wheelchair accessible areas and listening devices are available upon request.  We want you there! Please contact theatre management at with any accessibility questions or concerns.


WORKSHOPS/MASTER CLASSES:  For more information on workshops in connection to Orange Grove Dance residency activities contact Christina Acosta at 813.253-7623 or

The Mainstage Theatre is in the Performing Arts Building of the Ybor City Campus. It is located at 1411 E 11th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

Hillsborough Community College serves more than 48,000 students annually on campuses on Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa and in Brandon, Plant City, Ruskin and Ybor City. Hillsborough Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. For more information, please visit

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