ROŪGE Presents: Rain Cycles¬

A large group of people smiling and dancing in the street holding red umbrellas

Photo courtesy of ROŪGE


Thursday, March 28, 2024
6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Virginia MOCA


Rain Cycles is an interactive performance that explores the relationship between humans and their environment. Ritualistic in nature, this piece explores destiny, personal empowerment, and compassion for others.

Seating for this performance is first-come, first-served, with plenty of standing room.

ROŪGE is a beacon of innovation and inclusivity, constantly pushing the boundaries of theater. Born in 2022, this 501(c)(3) organization thrives on the generosity of its supporters, sponsors, and its vivacious audience. More than just a theater company—it’s community, legacy, celebrating the inimitable talents within our community.


Mark Dion and Alexis Rockman: Journey to Nature's Underworld

Mark Dion and Alexis Rockman: Journey to Nature's Underworld

Mark Dion and Alexis Rockman: Journey to Nature’s Underworld unites over 30 sculptures and paintings by two renowned artists who have explored humanity’s strained relationship with the environment for over 30 years. Both Dion and Rockman have achieved international prominence for their own distinctive practices. They conduct intensive research, using allegory, dark humor, and popular culture to convey their message. Each subverts the authority and objectivity of museums of art and natural history. They ground their studio practice in science and close observation but present it as theater.

The title, “Journey to Nature’s Underworld,” holds various meanings, including mythic abodes, archaeology, Earth’s subsurface, and unconscious beliefs about nature. Dion and Rockman reflect on our culture’s harmful course, balancing the wonder and woe of nature’s condition.

Mark Dion and Alexis Rockman: Journey to Nature’s Underworld was curated by Suzanne Ramljak Chief Curator of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park and organized by the American Federation of Arts.

February 9, 2024-June 9, 2024