Faculty Projects Receive Arts & Science Council Grants

Five CoA+A faculty are among those newly funded by the Arts & Science Council.
   January 6, 2021

Five College of Arts + Architecture professors are receiving grants from the Arts & Science Council (ASC) in the most recent round of funding allocations. Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance Audrey Baran, Assistant Professor of Architecture Rachel Dickey, and Associate Professor of Painting Andrew Leventis have been named Artist Support Grant recipients. Projects by Associate Professor...

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

Ring Shout research and dance film features student performers.
   December 24, 2020

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...

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Dance Professor Provides Free Workshops in Local Public Schools

Audrey Baran brings special classes to high school dance students.
   September 23, 2020

Each week, Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance Audrey Baran logs into Zoom from Robinson dance studio 115 to give public school dance students a special opportunity. Working with local dance teachers, and aided by current UNC Charlotte dance students, she teaches jazz or modern dance techniques to classes of homebound teenagers. By the end of October, she will have given more than 25 classes...

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Dance Professor in Documentary About Jazz Dance History

Karen Hubbard is one of the “experts” interviewed in Uprooted: The Journey of Jazz Dance.
   September 17, 2020

A new documentary about the history of jazz dance features Associate Professor of Dance Karen Hubbard among its contributors. Uprooted: The Journey of Jazz Dance has garnered awards and positive reviews since its premiere in July, including Best Musical Documentary in the Rhode Island International Film Festival and Best of...

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Dance Professor's Article Explores Teaching Odissi in the Western World

Kaustavi Sarkar's article appears in Dance Education in Practice.
   September 5, 2020

An article by Assistant Professor of Dance Kaustavi Sarkar appears in the current issue of Dance Education in Practice, a journal for dance educators that publishes four times a year. In the article, "Indian Classical Dance Education in Diaspora," Sarkar reflects on her experiences teaching Odissi in the United States within both South Asian diasporic communities and American academic...

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Visiting Professor/Alum Publishes in Journal of Dance Education

Audrey Baran's article offers ways to blend meditative and physically rigorous dance practices.
   July 7, 2020

Audrey Baran, visiting assistant professor of dance and an alumna of UNC Charlotte (B.A. Dance, 2003), has published an article in the Journal of Dance Education. The article, "Sneaking Meditation," offers practical and experiential methods of incorporating meditative practices into...

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Dance Faculty and Students Present at NCDEO

The conference theme was "Technology, Assessment, & Artistry in Dance."
   March 2, 2020

UNC Charlotte Dance faculty and students participated in the 2020 North Carolina Dance Education Organization (NCDEO) conference, Technology, Assessment, & Artistry in Dance, held Saturday, February 22,  at Northwest School of the Arts in Charlotte.  The event also attracted alumni of the dance program, many of them now dance educators in North Carolina public schools.


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Ailey Dancer Hope Boykin Gives Masterclass

A dancer from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater gave a masterclass to UNC Charlotte dance students.
   February 27, 2020

More than 30 dance students were treated to a rigorous but thrilling masterclass by Hope Boykin on Wednesday, February 26. Boykin, a native of Durham, North Carolina, is a longtime member of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. The revered modern dance company, founded by Alvin Ailey more than 60 years ago, performed two programs in Charlotte presented by the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center (...

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Department of Dance Wins NEA Grant

Dr. Kaustavi Sarkar is the Principal Investigator on a 2020-2021 Art Works grant.
   January 20, 2020

The Department of Dance has been awarded a 2020-2021 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) “Art Works” grant. The $10,000 grant will support the project “Indian Dance and American Communities: Expanding Forms and Audiences.” Dr. Kaustavi Sarkar, assistant professor of dance, is the principal investigator.

With the grant,...

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Dance Students to Perform at North Carolina Museum of Art

Students will perform Delia Neil's "Frida's Faces" on January 12.
   December 11, 2019

Students from the Department of Dance will perform Frida's Faces at the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) in Raleigh on Sunday, January 12. The performances will take place in conjunction with the exhibition Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection, on view at the museum through January 19.

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