The Department of Dance presents a virtual dance concert, featuring student performers in works by faculty choreographers. This blend of dance-for-camera video and filmed site-specific and staged dance pieces will be livestreamed via Zoom. The event is FREE, but tickets are required for viewing. Click here to reserve your spot!
Pukar: Calling for Justice
A metaphorical commentary on the loss of youth potency and vitality due to gun violence, Pukar has been created by Assistant Professor of Dance Kaustavi Sarkar in collaboration with students, preparing them for a Spring residency by Minnesota-based contemporary Indian dance company Ananya Dance Theatre (ADT), funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Students will perform Pukar on the Belk Plaza at UNC Charlotte on November 16 and 18, filmed for the broadcast by Toby Shearer.
Assocoiate Professor of Dance Gretchen Alterowitz and Kayley Mclamb (senior dance major and Advanced Dance Study Certificate student) have collaborated to create a site-specific, outdoor work using the Colvard building on UNC Charlotte's campus as the performance site. Live performances on November 16 and 18 will include an original score by Music Director for Dance Shamou and will be filmed for broadcast by Toby Shearer.
Associate Professor of Dance Delia Neil has created a contemporary work evoking a Venetian masquerade. Who? will be performed on the Belk stage in Robinson Hall and recorded by Performing Arts Services for the virtual presentation.
Assistant Professor of Dance Tamara Williams and local filmmaker Marlon Morrison, a recent artist-in-residence at McColl Center for Arts + Innovation, have created a dance for the camera focusing on Ring Shout, a dance and music form developed in the low country of the United States by people of African descent during the 1700s. Students have been filmed at several historical sites throughout Charlotte, including the Siloam School and the only remaining slave dwelling in Mecklenburg County.
Pictured: Masked Emotions