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Conference Organized by Professor Leads to New International Journal

South Asian Dance Intersections launched September 23.
   September 26, 2022

UNC Charlotte’s J. Murrey Atkins Library is institutional host to a new international journal, thanks to the work of Dr. Kaustavi Sarkar, assistant professor of dance. South Asian Dance Intersections, which launched September 23, is a progressive, scholarly, blind peer-reviewed, and open-access journal that seeks to...

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Journal Article Highlights Dance Professor’s Company’s Inclusive Virtual Dance Classes

Kim Jones is featured in the recent issue of Dance Education in Practice.
   September 8, 2022

“Moving to Live and Migrating to Survive Through Inclusive Digital Dance Practices,” an article that presents a conversation between Associate Professor of Dance Kim Jones and Fen Kennedy, a dance professor at the University of Alabama, was recently published in the journal Dance Education in Practice. In their conversation,...

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Dance Department to Host Lauren Anderson in Residency

The former Houston Ballet principal will teach classes at UNC Charlotte and Charlotte Ballet.
   August 12, 2022

The Department of Dance, in partnership with Charlotte Ballet, will host a residency with famed ballerina Lauren Anderson, September 14-18. The residency is funded by an Inclusive Excellence Grant from UNC Charlotte’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Anderson danced with Houston Ballet from 1983 to 2006, performing...

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Students Excel at Hawaii Performing Arts Festival

Logan Pavia and Charity Williams participated in the professional development program.
   August 9, 2022

Musical Theatre Certificate students Logan Pavia and Charity Williams had the opportunity this summer to participate in the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, a prestigious, international professional development program for emerging artists. Now in its 17th season, the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival offers...

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Professor’s Research of Korean Modern Dancer is Subject of NEH Summer Institute Study

Kim Jones is researching lost works of Korea’s first modern dancer.
   July 18, 2022

Associate Professor of Dance Kim Jones joined a cohort of 25 higher education faculty in Chicago this summer for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Institute: Making Modernism: Literature, Dance, and Visual Culture in...

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Professors' Research Recognized by National Dance Education Organization

Research by dance professors Tamara Williams and Karen Hubbard included in award recognition.
   June 20, 2022

The National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) has recognized research by two UNC Charlotte dance professors in announcing the inaugural Ruth Lovell Murray Book Award. The new annual award honors "outstanding book-length publications in dance education and recognizing authors who conduct an exemplary inquiry that advances the field."

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Dance Department Announces New Dance Professor

Ashley L. Tate is a hip-hop dance specialist.
   June 10, 2022
The Department of Dance will welcome Ashley L. Tate to the faculty as a new assistant professor of dance this fall. Tate comes to UNC Charlotte from St. Louis, Missouri, where she served as an adjunct professor of dance at Saint Louis University, Washington University, Webster University, and Southeast Missouri State University, and as the former chair of the dance department at Grand Center...

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Taylor Work Reconstructed at UNC Charlotte to be Performed at Joyce Theater

Dance rofessor Kim Jones reconstructed Tracer (1962) in a collaborative research process.
   June 2, 2022

A work by modern dance icon Paul Taylor that was reconstructed at UNC Charlotte in 2016 will be performed by the Paul Taylor Dance Company in its upcoming Joyce Theater season. Tracer will be performed at the famed New York City theater on June 15, 17, and 18.

In 2015 Kim Jones, associate professor of dance, began the process of bringing Tracer back to life, a work...

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Grant Allows Dance Professor’s Company to Provide Community Classes

Kim Jones and Movement Migration artists will teach free dance classes for adults and seniors.
   April 10, 2022

Movement Migration, a Charlotte-based professional dance company founded and directed by Associate Professor of Dance Kim Jones, will offer six weeks of free community dance classes for adults and seniors thanks to a Culture Blocks grant from the Arts & Science Council. The classes will take place at the David B....

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Dance Professor Receives Grant to Produce African-Brazilian Arts Festival

Tamara Williams has received a 2022 Cultural Vision Grant from the ASC.
   March 4, 2022

Assistant Professor of Dance Tamara Williams has received a 2022 Cultural Vision Grant from the Arts & Science Council (ASC).

Cultural Vision Grants provide funds of up to $10,000 to support high quality arts and culture projects...

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