The Dance program at UNC Asheville hosts several performances each semester, both on and off-campus.
Spring Dance Sharing
The UNC Asheville Dance Program’s Spring Dance Sharing took place at the Belk Theatre at UNC Asheville at 7 p.m. on April 26.
This evening of dance included a new dance work, “blue, green,” that Dr. Celia Weiss Bambara set on Contemporary Dance and Repertory Students in collaboration with composer Kimathi Moore. Student work generated in Improvisation and Composition courses were also be shown. Completing the evening Dr. Bambara shared a work that was created through dialogue with artists in Korea and the Ivory Coast titled “Les Navettes.” Lighting, design and stage management were provided through collaboration with students and faculty in the Drama program at UNC Asheville.
Contemporary Dance II – In-Praxis Dance showing
In-Praxis dance showings engage course materials in campus environments so that informal performance is also practiced. In-Praxis articulates that bodily knowledge and learning process are also content and theory filled arenas in practice.
Fall Dance Sharing
Sudent work generated from Site-Specific and Experimental Dancemaking, Lane Wagner’s WGSS Senior capstone performances, and independent studies in improvisation and composition were shown next to student work created independently from students taking technique, movement classes or mentored by faculty.
The Fall Dance Sharing permits student and faculty work to be produced in collaboration with Drama students’ technical work in lighting and stage management. This sharing of work is meant to add to the dialogue surrounding dance and performance on campus while permitting students and faculty to share their work created side-by-side in a supportive way thus encouraging hands on learning in the theater space as well as appreciation of a variety of aesthetics and traditions. This evening-length sharing crosses the boundaries of practice and identity in current global contemporary movement practices.