Cube Dance (Square Dance Cubed!) Led by the Blacksburg Hoorah Cloggers with caller LP Kelly & the Happy Hollow String Band


The Cube at Moss Arts Center

190 Alumni Mall, Blacksburg VA

Crooked Road Concerts


2:00 PM

Sponsored by: Virginia Tech Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT)

It’s an old-time traditional square dance – Cubed! The Cube Dance combines Blacksburg’s strong local tradition of Appalachian square dance with the cutting-edge creativity of the region’s premier research university. Take part in a first-ever community dance experiment in the Cube, ICAT’s state-of-the-art theatre and high-tech laboratory. Dancers at this family square dance will take turns putting on wearable sensors; their movements through the square dance figures will be captured by the Cube’s infrared cameras. The motion-capture data will be visualized by artists Zach Duer and Meaghan Dee and projected in real time onto elevated screens. What will these patterns look like? Perhaps a cross between a kaleidoscope and moving squares on an old-time Appalachian quilt?

This dance features live old-time music by the Happy Hollow String Band (Emily Reisinger, Chris Dunavant, Jen Barton, and Sam Leary) and calling by LP Kelly, as well as a performance (with motion capture) by the Hoorah Cloggers. Welcoming all ages and abilities. Dance instruction provided, no partner or experience necessary.

The Crooked Road’s Mountains of Music Homecoming is made possible by the Appalachian Regional Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, VA Dept of Housing & Economic Development, Virginia Tobacco Commission, Virginia Tourism Corporation, Blue Ridge Beverage, Food City, Virginia Commission for the Arts, David and Judie Reemsnyder, Dominion Energy, McGuireWoods, LLC., Virginia State Parks and other generous supporters. For the deaf and hard of hearing community, signing interpretation services can be made available if requested at least 21 days in advance of the concert. For requests received less than 21 days prior to the concert, every effort will be made for accommodations, but interpretation services are not guaranteed. To request services or for more information contact The Crooked Road office by email at or by calling 276-492-2409.