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Brad Slater: Arizona Wildcat No Matter What

October 31, 2019 • College of Fine Arts

When Brad Slater was a youngster, he thought he was going to be playing baseball forever. But that dream changed when he arrived on campus at the University of Arizona. […]

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School of Art Alum Danny Martin Paints Mural Inside Arizona Stadium

September 26, 2019 • College of Fine Arts | School of Art

Underneath the bright lights of Arizona Stadium, a never-before-seen sight emerged on Saturday.  Standing over 10-feet-tall, a black-and-white skeleton wearing a football uniform and surrounded by bold Tucson-esque colors, was […]

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Faculty Spotlight: Hong-Mei Xiao

December 6, 2017 •

Hong-Mei Xiao, violist and Professor of Music, is one of those rare musicians who has made her reputation primarily as a solo violist.  During the summer, Hong-Mei garnered further attention […]

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A Note from the Interim Dean

December 6, 2017 •

Over the course of the year ahead, one of my primary goals for the College of Fine Arts is to increase the visibility of the creative and original work done […]

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Student Spotlight: Karlioto Miller Espinosa

December 6, 2017 •

The National Conference of Arts Administrators, held this year on our campus and sponsored by our School of Art, was where I was first introduced to the thrilling work of […]

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Looking Back, Looking Forward: December 2017

December 6, 2017 •

School of Theatre, Film & Television: If you’ve attended TFTV’s annual I DREAM IN WIDESCREEN film festival at the Fox Theatre in April, you know well that we have some […]

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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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