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Creative Studios by Norwegian Cruise Lines Hosts Private Audition at the School of Dance

January 26, 2023 • School of Dance

The University of Arizona School of Dance recently had the opportunity to host a private audition with Creative Studios by Norwegian Cruise Lines, providing its students with a unique and […]

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An update from the Director

January 12, 2023 • School of Dance

Welcome to the Spring 2023 semester! The University of Arizona’s School of Dance is thriving and shifting into amazing horizons of excellence! I am thrilled to have my first semester […]

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Fall 2022 Faculty Excellence

January 12, 2023 • School of Dance

The University of Arizona’s School of Dance has always been a hub of creativity and excellence, our faculty members are the driving force behind our success. In this update, we […]

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Dancing to Success: A Look at UA School of Dance Students’ Achievements

January 12, 2023 • School of Dance

At the University of Arizona’s School of Dance, we are proud of our students’ passion and dedication to their craft. Our dance majors come from diverse backgrounds and have a […]

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Dance MFA Students’ Accomplishments and Upcoming Thesis Showcase

January 12, 2023 • School of Dance

The University of Arizona’s School of Dance is proud to announce the recent achievements of two of its graduate students, Arianna Aquino and Gabriel Speiller.   Arianna Aquino is a […]

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Choreographer Joe Tremaine Given Honorary Degree

September 7, 2022 • School of Dance

The University of Arizona bestowed choreographer Joe Tremaine with an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree during the University Commencement ceremony at Arizona Stadium on May 13 Joe Tremaine is […]

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Dance Alumna Erina Ueda Has Found Success In Chicago

September 7, 2022 • School of Dance

Dance alumna Erina Ueda (BFA ’21) has found success in her career at Giordano Dance Chicago (GDC). Ueda was born in Nagoya, Japan, and raised in Chandler, Arizona, and was […]

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The Dance Education Of Gabe Rocha: Chicago, NYC, Tucson

September 7, 2022 • School of Dance

When you watch a performance presented by the School of Dance, you are watching next-level, professionals grace the stage. The dancers are strong, graceful, and powerful. They look like they […]

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Jason Hortin: 2022 School of Dance Outstanding GTA – MFA, Dance

September 7, 2022 • School of Dance

Jason’s nomination letter reads, “Jason is a unique and a beautifully creative artist. His level of artistry and creative research is advancing the boundaries of our artform. I have witnessed […]

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Mia Rosin: 2022 School of Dance Outstanding Senior – BFA, Dance and Studio Art

September 7, 2022 • School of Dance

In Mia’s nomination letter, Assistant Professor of Dance Christopher Compton states, “During her time at the University of Arizona, Mia has studied as a dual-degree student, obtaining her Bachelor of […]

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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

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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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