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Call for Nominations/Self-Nominations: Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

April 14, 2021 • College of Fine Arts

Reporting to the Dean, the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs works closely with college and university leadership, and with faculty to formulate, implement, and assess strategies for the continuous growth […]

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Important Message from the Dean

March 18, 2021 • College of Fine Arts

March 18, 2021 Dear Arizona Arts colleagues, Today the University of Arizona Office of the Provost issued a statement condemning the violence in Georgia earlier this week that left eight dead, most […]

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Tilghman Moyer joins Arizona Arts as Executive Director of Development

March 5, 2021 • College of Fine Arts

Arizona Arts announces that Tilghman H. Moyer IV will assume the role of Executive Director of Development, beginning on March 29. Since 2018, Moyer has served as the vice president […]

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Research, Innovation and Impact awards new production seed grants

March 1, 2021 • College of Fine Arts

The University of Arizona Office for Research, Innovation and Impact (RII) has awarded its first round of production seed grants to four faculty members in the College of Fine Arts. […]

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Emmy Tisdel, Mariel Miranda join 2020-21 University Fellows cohort

February 15, 2021 • College of Fine Arts

An accomplished violinist and an international visual artist from Arizona Arts, Emmy Tisdel and Mariel Miranda, have joined the prestigious 2020-21 University Fellows program, the flagship initiative of the University […]

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Five Fellows launch new Arizona Arts research program

February 1, 2021 • College of Fine Arts

Arizona Arts has selected five Fellows for the Arizona Arts Interdisciplinary Research Fellows program, led by Ellen McMahon, the Associate Dean for Research in the Arts, that will catalyze and […]

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Students pursue border-engaged arts research

January 29, 2021 • College of Fine Arts

Three graduate arts students have been awarded scholarships to conduct border-engaged research for the University of Arizona Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry: Mariel Miranda and Bella Varela from the School of […]

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Jory Hancock, Melissa Lowe retiring from School of Dance

January 29, 2021 • College of Fine Arts

Architects of the University of Arizona School of Dance, the husband-and-wife team of Jory Hancock and Melissa Lowe are retiring after 34 years on campus building one of the nation’s […]

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Meet CFA Senator Jack Haskins

January 18, 2021 • College of Fine Arts

Jack Haskins followed his two older sisters into the world of dance, enrolling at Pacific Northwest Ballet at age 7. His passion for ballet led him to the University of […]

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Deborah Ruiz: Ultimate Adapter

December 16, 2020 • College of Fine Arts

Deborah Ruiz never thought she would be able to attend college because of the financial cost. But growing up in Tucson, she always dreamed of being a Wildcat. There is no […]

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Hanson Film TV Institute, in collaboration with The University of Arizona School of Dance and College of Humanities' Africana Studies, presents a Black History Month screening of Khadifa Wong’s "Uprooted."

"Uprooted" is a feature-length documentary celebrating the history, lineage, and future progressions of jazz dance. The screening is free at the Stevie Eller Dance Theatre on Friday, Feb. 10 at 7p.

"This documentary will make you fall in love with jazz dance all over again." -- Dance Magazine

>> MORE | azart.fyi/Uprooted

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers Khadifa Wong (director), Matt Simpkins, and Laura Smyth.

With a stellar cast of leading industry experts, award-winning choreographers, and legendary performers, this ground-breaking documentary goes back to the roots in Africa and follows the evolution of this incredible dance form through every single decade and genre.

Exploring and commenting on political and social influences, the film addresses topics such as appropriation, racism, socialism and sexism.

“(Wong's) documentary offers an enriching corrective to the official story of jazz dance, taking it beyond its already fascinating and complex showbiz luster to profoundly political terrain.” -- Hollywood Reporter

With special appearances by Debbie Allen, George Faison, Chita Rivera, Camille A. Brown and Thomas F. DeFrantz and showcases the works of the Nicholas Brothers, Pepsi Bethel, Jack Cole, Katherine Dunham, Bob Fosse and Gene Kelly.

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Hanson Film TV Institute, in collaboration with The University of Arizona School of Dance and College of Humanities Africana Studies, presents a Black History Month screening of Khadifa Wong’s Uprooted. 

Uprooted is a feature-length documentary celebrating the history, lineage, and future progressions of jazz dance. The screening is free at the Stevie Eller Dance Theatre on Friday, Feb. 10 at 7p.

This documentary will make you fall in love with jazz dance all over again. -- Dance Magazine

>> MORE | https://azart.fyi/Uprooted

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers Khadifa Wong (director), Matt Simpkins, and Laura Smyth.

With a stellar cast of leading industry experts, award-winning choreographers, and legendary performers, this ground-breaking documentary goes back to the roots in Africa and follows the evolution of this incredible dance form through every single decade and genre.

Exploring and commenting on political and social influences, the film addresses topics such as appropriation, racism, socialism and sexism. 

“(Wongs) documentary offers an enriching corrective to the official story of jazz dance, taking it beyond its already fascinating and complex showbiz luster to profoundly political terrain.” -- Hollywood Reporter

With special appearances by Debbie Allen, George Faison, Chita Rivera, Camille A. Brown and Thomas F. DeFrantz and showcases the works of the Nicholas Brothers, Pepsi Bethel, Jack Cole, Katherine Dunham, Bob Fosse and Gene Kelly.

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