Dance Professor's Research, Film, to be Featured in Museum Programming

student performing in ring shout video
Thursday, December 24, 2020
Ring Shout research and dance film features student performers.

Remembrance, a dance film by Assistant Professor of Dance Tamara Williams and local videographer Marlon Morrison that features UNC Charlotte dance students, will be screened in upcoming programming by two museums. The film was created for the Department of Dance Virtual Fall 2020 Dance Concert and is the newest iteration of Williams's research of Ring Shout, the African-based dance and music tradition created by the enslaved people in the Carolinas and Georgia. It was filmed at several historical sites throughout Charlotte, including the Siloam School, a Jim Crow-era Rosenwald school for African-American children, and the only remaining slave dwelling in Mecklenburg County. 

On January 30, Remembrance will be screened as part of the North Carolina Museum of History's 20th Annual African American Cultural Celebration, the kick-off, held in partnership with the NC African American Heritage Commission and the North Carolina Museum of History Associates, to the state of North Carolina's official celebration of Black History Month. On February 4, Williams and Morrison will lead a "Lunch & Learn" discussion at the Charlotte Museum of History, followed by a screening of Remembrance.