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Tag: theatre and dance
Creating a Shooting Star: UA Professors Receive Grant for New Musical
From the July 2021 Desktop News | Most know Billy Griffin for his time as the lead singer of the legendary Motown group The Miracles, following the footsteps of Smokey Robinson in 1972. Griffin made unmistakable hits like “Love Machine” with the group before embarking on his solo career. But Griffin wanted the story of his illustrious career to be told in a different way, and in Seth Panitch, professor and head of acting programs at The University of Alabama, […]
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UA Professor Receives Prestigious Grant to Create Digital Dance Archive
From the February 2021 Desktop News | Dance is one of the most challenging art forms to teach because there is no widely-used form of notation, no scripts to read or music to transcribe. Instead, dance technique and choreography are most often passed down orally, from teacher to student, making it difficult to share with those outside this chain. While the invention of film, then video, and now digital recording has created an alternative means of sharing dance, public access […]
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