Dance Students, Faculty Participate in ACDA Festival

March 8, 2018

Led by Associate Professor of Dance E.E. Balcos and Assistant Professor of Dance Tamara Williams, nine UNC Charlotte dance students participated in the March 4-7 Mid-Atlantic South American College Dance Association (ACDA) festival, held at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA.  Balcos (Contact Improvisation), Williams (Afro-Brazilian Dance), and senior dance major Anna Edwards (Ring Shout as Resistance) taught technique classes or presented workshops. Students Lydia Heidt and Faith Carder performed their duet, ba.by, for an informal concert. Williams’s work, Re-Discovering Cycles, was presented at a formal, adjudicated concert and selected for the gala. The Re-Discovering Cycles cast included April Atkinson, Makayla Church, Anna Edwards, Charlie McPhee, Kayla Rush, and Mackenta Vincent, with Luciano Xavier drumming.