Dance Professor Featured in NoTears Project-St. Louis

Ashley Tate is a key participant in a national initiative to honor civil rights histories.
   April 28, 2023

Assistant Professor of Dance Ashley Tate traveled to her hometown of St. Louis, Missouri, this weekend as a key participant in the nationally recognized No Tears Project. This multidisciplinary festival was founded by Oxford American Magazine in 2017 to honor the civil rights history in its...

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Dance Students Perform at NYC's Joyce Theater

Students premiered a Martha Graham work reimagined by Professor Kim Jones.
   April 25, 2023

On April 22, 2023, UNC Charlotte dance students premiered a reimagined work by the iconic choreographer Martha Graham that had not been seen since 1977. And not only did they bring to life a dance piece that no contemporary audience had ever seen, they performed it on America’s most famous stage for modern dance, the Joyce Theater in New York City.

For the 10 students who performed in...

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Dance Professor Wins Woodward Faculty Research Award

Dr. Kaustavi Sarkar has been recognized for excellence in research and creative practice.
   April 4, 2023

Assistant Professor of Dance Kaustavi Sarkar has received the James H. Woodward Faculty Research Award . The James H. Woodward Faculty Research Award was established in 2021 and is awarded annually to an untenured faculty member who has been reappointed to a tenure-track position. Sarkar is the second faculty member to receive the award.

“By recognizing a promising program of research...

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University Joins Charlotte SHOUT! as Ideas Pillar Sponsor

Faculty, students, and alumni contribute to festival programming.
   March 16, 2023

For 17 days this spring, Charlotte SHOUT! will invigorate Uptown Charlotte, bringing performances, installations, food trucks, interactive art and engaging conversations to plazas and venues in the center city. The annual festival aims to inspire Charlotteans with creative and culinary innovation, turning the center of town into a forum for new ideas and experiences. And for the first time,...

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Emeritus Professor Receives NCDEO Lifetime Achievement Award

Karen Hubbard was honored in a ceremony on February 18.
   March 6, 2023

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Dance Department Hosts State Conference, Welcomes Guest Dance Educator

Crystal Davis will teach classes and deliver the NCDEO conference keynote address.
   February 10, 2023

The Department of Dance welcomes guest artist Crystal Davis, Assistant Professor of Dance Performance and Scholarship and Head of the MFA Dance Program for the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies at the University of Maryland, for a residency February 18-21. Davis will be the keynote speaker for the North Carolina Dance Education Organization (NCDEO) conference that will be held...

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College of Arts + Architecture Announces 2023 Distinguished Alumni

Six Distinguished Alumni will be honored at a ceremony on March 30.
   February 1, 2023

The College of Arts + Architecture (CoA+A) will honor six Distinguished Alumni on Thursday, March 30, in the ninth annual celebration of alumni achievement. The award ceremony will take place at 11:30 am in the Anne R. Belk Theater in Robinson Hall for the Performing Arts and will be open to the public.

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Dean Muller to Depart CoA+A

Dr. Lee Gray, professor of architectural history, will serve as interim dean.
   January 19, 2023

Dean Brook Muller has announced he will depart the University effective June 30. Lee Gray, professor of architectural history, will become interim dean.  

"I would like to thank UNC Charlotte for giving me the opportunity to lead the College of Arts + Architecture,” Muller said. “I have learned so much from its magical constellation of...

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Dance Professor Receives NEA Grant to Bridge Indian Dance Techniques

Professor Kaustavi Sarkar will work with Maya Kulkarni to bring together Odissi and Bharatnatyam.
   January 11, 2023

Dr. Kaustavi Sarkar, assistant professor of dance, has received a $10,000 “Grant for Arts Projects - Dance” from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Sarkar’s project, “ShilpaNatyam: Creating a New Vocabulary in Indian Dance,” is in partnership with New York-based choreographer Dr. Maya Kulkarni.

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Faculty Receive ASC Cultural Vision and Artist Support Grants

Five current CoAA professors are among the grant recipients.
   December 15, 2022

Five current College of Arts + Architecture faculty members and one retired professor are among the recent recipients of grants from the local Arts & Science Council (ASC). Associate Professor of Dance Tamara Williams has received a 2023 Cultural Vision Grant; Professor of Art Maja Godlewska, Associate Professor of Dance Kim Jones, Professor of Art Lydia Thompson, Professor of Theatre...

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