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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New Professional Internship Class for Dance Students

Four students are getting professional dance experience with Baran Dance Company.
   October 13, 2022

This semester, the Department of Dance has introduced a new professional dance internship course. Thanks to Baran Dance, which is hosting the internships, this course allows four junior/senior dance majors to have real world experience in a...

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Musical Theatre Students Win A1 Auditions

Nine students were selected to attend the conference in January.
   October 12, 2022

Nine UNC Charlotte students, including singers, dancers, and actors, have been chosen to attend the All-In-One (A1) Conference, where they will attend classes and workshops, meet with industry professionals, and audition for top casting agents and producers...

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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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