The Cafune Project: Dancing Nuances of Culture

April 26, 2018 - 6:00 PM
Robinson Hall 118

Presented by dance professor Rachel Barker and art professor Marek Ranis, and funded by grants from the College of Arts + Architecture Digital Arts Center and a Mini Diversity Grant, The Cafune Project explores "untranslatable words" in six vignettes incorporating dance, film, improvisation, live music, and language. The Cafune Project builds upon research initiated by Ranis in partnership with English psychology scholar Tim Lomas, who has developed a growing inventory of positive words that have no direct translation into English. Named Cafuné for the Brazilian Portuguese term for the act of running a hand through a loved one's hair, the project seeks to translate nuances of language across cultures. Professional artists from the community, including capoeristas and samba dancers, and UNC Charlotte faculty students will perform.

Performances take place at 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm. This event is FREE. Seating is limited.