Tag: Dance

Let’s Get Ready to Rumbao

| September 25, 2018 | 0 Comments
Let’s Get Ready to Rumbao

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, The Rumbao Latin Dance Company provided UNC Charlotte students with a fun and energetic event, featuring salsa, merengue and bachata dances, taught by instructors Eduardo Diaz and Jennifer Geyer. Rumbao combines two key aspects of salsa dance, rumba and tumbao, and the percussive beat in salsa music the On2 […]

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Zuzu African Acrobats Amaze and Astound

| September 9, 2018 | 0 Comments
Zuzu African Acrobats Amaze and Astound

On Sept. 7, in the Student Union, a gymnast did handstands. As if it were too easy, he began to try something a little more daring–balancing on top of chairs. One chair after another, the gymnast would lift, then push himself up, and balance, feet in the air. At three chairs, the acrobat started to […]

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Fall-ing in Love with the Arts

| August 26, 2018 | 0 Comments
Fall-ing in Love with the Arts

Every year, UNC Charlotte’s College of Arts + Architecture curates a busy schedule of theater and dance performances, art gallery openings and concerts to showcase the incredible talent found on campus to the university community. This fall is no different. Whether you are an established fan of the arts or simply looking to experience something […]

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The 2018 Spring Dance Concert is in Full Swing

| March 28, 2018 | 0 Comments
The 2018 Spring Dance Concert is in Full Swing

Day three has just passed for the Spring Dance Concert, and the quality remains as pristine as it was for the past two days. The more I attend the events provided by UNC Charlotte’s arts and architecture department, the more I’m amazed by the prospect of talent that is being nurtured here.  It’s even more […]

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Multifaceted Mantras

| September 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
Multifaceted Mantras

Fade in. A stage, barren yet tempting, expands before you. The floor meets a screen, floating up towards a dark, forgotten ceiling. The large screen suddenly sparks to life, boasting blurred images reminiscent of some distant, delusional fever dream; or perhaps an obscure experimental film harboring a deeper meaning. Out of the corner of each […]

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2017 Spring Dance Concert is a Great Reminder of the Coming Summer.

| April 13, 2017 | 0 Comments
2017 Spring Dance Concert is a Great Reminder of the Coming Summer.

You could hear the infectious music of the first performance “www.BluePrint” reverberate on the walls outside of Robinson Hall inviting latecomers into Belk Theatre’s showing of the 2017 Spring Dance Concert. They would have to wait until the doors opened for the second act, as to not disturb the amazing sounding performance. The second act […]

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Taking a Step out of Africa and into Charlotte

| January 22, 2017 | 0 Comments
Taking a Step out of Africa and into Charlotte

Photos by Pooja Pasupula. From the first moments of Step Afrika!’s Saturday night performance in the Popp-Martin Student Union, the troupe’s best assets were apparent: Their synchronization is airtight, their sense of rhythm is fail safe, their energy is unmatched, and they’ve got a likable, mischievous sense of humor.  But it’s only after seeing their performance in its […]

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Dancing into Fall

| November 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
Dancing into Fall

Every year, UNC Charlotte’s Dance Department works hard to put on their annual fall dance concert. The choreography comes from many esteemed choreographers in the dance world and features a variety of styles, from ballet to vintage jazz. It features performances from various students in the department. The concert opened with a large group number […]

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UNCC Faculty Shine In Annual Faculty Dance Concert

| September 20, 2016 | 0 Comments
UNCC Faculty Shine In Annual Faculty Dance Concert

I come from a dance background, having danced various styles since I was a little girl. Still, I had no idea what I was getting into when I volunteered to cover the Faculty Dance Concert for Niner Times. What I got was a truly phenomenal theater experience, a wide range of topics and emotions told through […]

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Workout Wednesday: gfit profile, cardio dance

| February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
Workout Wednesday: gfit profile, cardio dance

Name: Quan Siler   Class Status: Senior Major: Marketing What class/classes do I teach: Cardio Dance What makes this class stand out from all the rest of classes UNCC offers? My class is more hip-hop based than other dance classes offered here at the school. Not only will you will learn the latest dance crazes and how to shake your booty, […]

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“The Body Poets” aren’t your typical MTV dance crew

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
“The Body Poets” aren’t your typical MTV dance crew

The unconventionally unique dance crew The Body Poets join UNC Charlotte’s growing list of on-campus performances with their upcoming show on Oct. 11th at 8 p.m. The event will be held in the Student Union in room 340. Omeed Simantob, co-founder of The Body Poets, speaks on the unique name of his dance group and […]

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Chair of Department of Dance retires after 35 years

| May 1, 2012 | 0 Comments
Chair of Department of Dance retires after 35 years

After working for UNC Charlotte 35 years the Chair of the Department of Dance, Pamela Sofras, will hang up her dance shoes as she moves into a life of retirement. “I have illnesses in my family.  I have an older husband, and I have a son who is quite ill.  I am also taking care […]

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