Category: Dance

Dance Alabama! to feature student choreography

Dance Alabama! to feature student choreography

With pieces ranging from ballet to hip hop to jazz, the Dance Alabama! program is back for its spring concert to showcase the talents of student dancers and choreographers. Dance Alabama! is a concert of 24 pieces entirely choreographed and performed by University of Alabama students. Choreographers teach dancers their routine and then must audition in front of faculty in […]

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Dance majors balance lab hours, performances

Dance majors balance lab hours, performances

Choosing a major can be a daunting task, especially when one’s interests may lie in a variety of subjects. Instead of these varying interests translating to an undecided major, some students make the choice to pursue both, no matter how related – or not – they may seem. The ability to pursue degrees in both dance and biology originally enticed […]

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ARDT combines sculpture with original compositions

ARDT combines sculpture with original compositions

Dancers in Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre will sync with more than just the music in “aeolian,” a piece by professor Sarah M. Barry, in the ARDT Spring 2014 Concert. Barry’s piece integrates nearly 200 fiberglass sculptures in the manifestation of its theme and concept. The sculptures, titled in their entirety as “cresente,” are the work of Kelly Shannon, an master’s […]

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Dance faculty member branches into film

Whether in the dance studio or on a film set, John Virciglio said he has always considered himself an “outside-the-box thinker.” Besides his position as an adjunct dance faculty member at The University of Alabama, Virciglio also owns and operates a film production company. Virciglio said the idea behind Sharkbite Productions, based in Birmingham, was rooted in his childhood experiences […]

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Dance Collection gives stage time to underclassmen

Dance Collection gives stage time to underclassmen

From the first day of freshman year to graduation and beyond, students in The University of Alabama’s department of theatre and dance strive for excellence. Dance Collection, a performance sponsored by the freshman honor society Alpha Lambda Delta, provides dancers at the beginning of that journey with an opportunity to shine. “That’s what I really love about Dance Collection, because […]

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