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Dance Students to Perform with Los Angeles Troupe at Blumenthal PAC

UNC Charlotte dance students will perform with CONTRA-TIEMPO at Booth Playhouse.
   October 10, 2019

Students in Assistant Professor of Dance Tamara Williams's Afro-Brazilian dance class will perform with the Los Angeles-based troupe CONTRA-TIEMPO. The performances will take place November 7-9 at the Booth Playhouse in the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center in uptown Charlotte. 

Founded in 2005, CONTRA-TIEMPO Urban Latin Dance...

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Dance Professor Named CxC Faculty Fellow

Gretchen Alterowitz is a 2019-20 Communication Across the Curriculum Fellow.
   September 26, 2019

Associate Professor of Dance Gretchen Alterowitz has been named a 2019-20 CxC Faculty Fellow in the Communication Across the Curriculum office. She is one of two new fellows selected through a competitive nomination and application process.

Since 2012, when the Department of Dance became a pilot department for Communication Across the...

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Dance Alum Has Lead in "Peter Pan"

Dance alumna Renee Welsh Noel is in the Children's Theatre of Charlotte Production.
   September 16, 2019

Alumna Renee Welsh Noel, who graduated with a degree in dance in 2016, will play the lead role in the Children's Theatre of Charlotte production of Peter Pan. The show runs October 4 through November 3 at the McColl Family Theatre in uptown Charlotte.

Welsh Noel teaches modern, jazz, and tap dance at the Charlotte School of Ballet and is also a teaching artist at...

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Dance Professor Wins Atkins Library Faculty Engagement Award

Dr. Kaustavi Sarkar is the recipient of the 2019 J. Murray Atkins Library Faculty Engagement Award.
   September 3, 2019

Dr. Kaustavi Sarkar, assistant professor of dance, has won the 2019 J. Murrey Atkins Library Faculty Engagement AwardEach fall, the Atkins Library Faculty Engagement Award is presented to a UNC Charlotte faculty member who has engaged in innovative or exceptional work with library collections, programs, and...

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Dance Alumna Receives Research Fellowship

Lillian Willis has received a summer research fellowship from the NYC Public library.
   July 22, 2019

Dance alumna Lillian Willis (Class of 2017) has been awarded a Short-Term Research Fellowship from the New York Public Library for her project: "Seeking Accessibility: American Dance Practices for the Blind and Visually Impaired." She will spend August in New York City doing research. In recent years, Lillian has served through the UNC Charlotte Office of Disability Services as a...

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Dance Student to Present at National Conference in NYC

Davian Robinson will present at the American Society of Alexander Technique.
   April 12, 2019

Davian ”DJ” Robinson, a dance and exercise/sports science double major, has been selected to present at a national conference at Columbia University in New York City, June 26-30.  Entitled “Our Community's Future: Diversity, Equity and Belonging,” the conference is a meeting of The American Society of Alexander Technique (AmSAT). Davian will present a workshop and discussion, “Sensory Beyond...

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Dance Major Wins Marian Beane Writing Contest

Dance student Cecilia Whalen has won 1st place in the Marian Beane Crossing Borders Writing Contest.
   April 9, 2019

Dance student Cecilia Whalen has won first place in the Marian Beane Crossing Borders Writing Contest, an internationally themed writing contest sponsored by the Office of International programs, the English Language Training Institute, and the UNC Charlotte International Club. The contest was open to current UNC Charlotte undergraduates and upper-level students of the English Training...

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Dance Alums Headed to Grad School

This fall, three recent dance alumni will attend excellent graduate programs.
   April 1, 2019

The Department of Dance is proud to announce that three recent dance alumni will attend excellent graduate programs in Fall 2019.

Lillian Willis has been offered a position with Transitions Dance Company at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, which includes acceptance into the Master of Arts in Dance Performance. Trinity Laban is the United Kingdom’s only...

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Journal Article Explores Professor's Collaborative Process

AGA Collaborative, which includes professor Gretchen Alterowitz, has published an article.
   February 15, 2019

AGA Collaborative, the trio of performer-choreographers that includes Associate Professor of Dance Gretchen Alterowitz, has jointly published an article in Choreographic Practices 9 (2). The article, “And how to be in three places at once: A collaborative experiment...

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New Professor Organizes Odissi Festival

Assistant Professor of Dance Kaustavi Sarkar recently organized a dance festival in Calcutta, India.
   January 18, 2019

Assistant Professor of Dance Kaustavi Sarkar recently organized a dance festival in honor of Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra (1926-2004), the man who revived and popularized the ancient Indian classical dance, Odissi. The festival, “Soul Vision,” was held in Calcutta, India, on January 2.

Prior to coming to the United States, Sarkar was a student and then a teacher at the Srjan dance studio...

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