The Department of Dance presents a Spring Concert  in Anne R. Belk Theater in Robinson Hall. Among the works on the program is Suite Otis, choreographed by the Tony Award-winning choreographer George Faison.

Faison is a former dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and the choreographer of more than two dozen Broadway musicals, including The Wiz, for which he became the first African American to win a Tony Award in 1975. A modern dance classic created in 1971, Suite Otis is a collection of dances set to songs by Otis Redding. Faison came to UNC Charlotte in December to audition students for Suite Otis, returning in January to coach them.

Photos by Pooja Pasupula.

As a photo journalist with more than 2 months experience, he’s worked with The Charlotte Observer, Alternative Press, Fueled by Ramen,, and himself. Currently attending the University of North Carolina at Charlotte obtaining a BS BA in Management Information Systems with a Minor in Religious Studies.