Tag: dance

Dancer Named Film Festival Finalist

From the July 2014 Desktop News | A University of Alabama senior was named among the top 14 choreographers who submitted short, dance-focused films to a national film festival this year. Whitney Thompson, a dance and biology major from St. Clairsville, Ohio, shares the honor with graduate students, teaching assistants and other undergraduates across the country. The Dance Shorts Student Film Festival was the first of its kind and was sponsored by the University of South Florida. It highlighted up-and-coming […]

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Dance Involves Sculptor and Musician

From the March 2014 Desktop News | Associate Professor of Dance Sarah M. Barry teamed up with a musician and sculptor for the spring production of Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre, the College’s pre-professional dance company. Scott O’Toole, a graduate student in the School of Music, provided original live music for the dance, named “aeolian,” while Kelly Shannon, a graduate student in the Department of Art and Art History, provided original set design. Barry said she drew inspiration for the choreography […]

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Dancers Perform in Fall Showcase

Fall 2013 ARDT performance bound to wow any audience UA’s Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre takes the stage again this week with its fall performance. Pre-professional dance students show off their immense talent in pieces ranging in styles and genres. Opening with a pas de deux from traditional ballet and closing with an experimental, performance-art style piece, the show includes a wide variety of songs such as “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” from the 1940s and “Falling Slowly” from the popular movie and […]

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Students Earn UA Study Away Scholarships

From the May 2013 Desktop News | Three students in the College will continue their studies outside of UA this summer with the help of UA Away scholarships, an initiative that supports student study away opportunities and promotes a commitment to global citizenship. Two additional UA students were awarded scholarships, which are sponsored by UA’s Division of Student Affairs. Hailah Saeed, a senior criminal justice major from Coldwater, Mich., will be interning in Washington, D.C. in the public and non-profit areas of […]

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Seamless Performance

Spotlight on the Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre’s spring show The lights dim; the audience waits for the first glimpse of the first dancer onstage. In this way, the hours of practice, the tiniest detail of choreography, every stitch in a costume and note in a song come together: the ARDT is performing again. The Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre features the best talents of every level at UA. Undergraduate students perform pieces choreographed by faculty in the dance department. MFA graduate […]

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