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International Journal Publishes Dance Professor's Collaborative Research

Gretchen Alterowitz is a member of AGA Collaborative.
   March 2, 2021

AGA Collaborative, a collaborative dance trio founded by Associate Professor of Dance Gretchen Alterowitz with Alison Bory and Amanda Hamp, has published the article, "Collaborative Ethics: Choreographing Within the System and Beyond," in the journal Performing...

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Dance Department to Host Award-winning Choreographer in Virtual Residency

Nejla Yatkin will teach classes in modern dance, choreography, and dance history.
   February 9, 2021

The Department of Dance will host the award-winning dancer and choreographer Nejla Yatkin in a virtual residency February 15-26 and March 8-11. Yatkin will teach classes in modern dance, choreography, and dance history, speaking also about her personal career and issues of diversity and migration as represented in the dance field.

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CoA+A Announces 2021 Distinguished Alumni

The College of Arts + Architecture (CoA+A) will honor six Distinguished Alumni on Friday, March 19.
   February 7, 2021

The College of Arts + Architecture (CoA+A) will honor six Distinguished Alumni on Friday, March 19, in the seventh annual celebration of alumni achievement. The event will be virtual and open to the public.

The Distinguished Alumni Awards were created by the College of Arts + Architecture in 2015 to recognize the accomplishments of alumni who demonstrate in their work the core themes...

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Dance Professor Becomes Registered Somatic Dance Educator

E.E. Balcos has been certified by International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association.
   February 1, 2021

Associate Professor of Dance E.E. Balcos been certified as a Registered Somatic Dance Educator (RSDE) by the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA). This international designation comes after 250 hours of professional training in somatic practice and 20 years as a professor of dance.

His first introduction to somatic...

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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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