The Academy for the Visual & Performing Arts at Texas A&M presents Armitage Gone! Dance. For 30 years, Karole Armitage and her dancers shaped the evolution of contemporary dance by creating and performing of new works. Armitage Gone! was originally created in in 1979 in New York to critical acclaim for its punk infused dances. This led to the founding of The Armitage Ballet in 1985, which featured work en pointe in collaboration with visual artists David Salle and Jeff Koons. Throughout the 1990s, Armitage maintained her company on a project basis while accepting commissions from European ballet and opera companies; the most recent incarnation of the company, Armitage Gone! Dance, was launched in 2004 when Karole Armitage returned to the U.S. after 15 years of working abroad. Since 2004, AG!D has been working intensely, presenting multiple seasons annually in New York as well as touring the US and Europe. The company is known for the rigor and personality of its eight exceptional, virtuoso dancers who hail from across the globe, bringing many unique flavors to the stage. Since 2004, AG!D has created works on a wide range of subjects from African aesthetics and commedia dell’arte, to fashion and popular dance forms, as well as theoretical physics and trance.