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How do faculty impact students’ legacies?

Jeffrey Kelly | Culture Editor Originally published in The Crimson White It’s debatable to say that all The University of Alabama creates is legends, but it’s hard to debate the role faculty members play in students’ careers, especially faculty members like Qianping Guo. Guo, an associate professor of dance who danced with two of the top

REVIEW: ‘Pippin’ shines through masks, and from within the show within the show

Mark Hughes Cobb The Tuscaloosa News Fourth-wall breaking draws in more than ordinary, even planted on a proscenium stage, elevated above the crowd. The audience gets let in on inside gags, sees behind lights, makeup, wigs and costumes, the artifice, structure and performance of it all. In the University of Alabama Department of Theatre and Dance’s

Preview | UA Department of Theatre and Dance showcases ‘Pippin’

Emilee Boster, Contributing Writer The Crimson White The University of Alabama’s Marian Gallaway Theatre will be filled with singing, dancing and laughter as more than 25 students take the stage to perform the musical “Pippin” this week. The play shares the story of Pippin, the son of the French king Charlemagne who has been sent

Bama Theatre and Dance is Back On Stage!

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The University of Alabama Department of Theatre and Dance boldly returns to the stage this 2021-2022 season for live, in-person performances. “Because of the global pandemic, our Spring 2020 performance season was cut in half,” said Emilia Stuart, marketing manager for UA Theatre and Dance. “We had one live dance show in

UA Department of Theatre and Dance adds diversity statements to plays

Corrie Wilson, Contributing Writer September 15, 2021 The Crimson White The University of Alabama Department of Theatre and Dance is adding diversity statements to its 2021-22 season lineup to increase inclusivity, engage the community and promote important discussions in an entertaining way. The diversity statements address issues of diversity, equity and inclusion found in each play and

Eliza P. Culverhouse Support Dance Graduate Students With $250,000 Gift

  From the September 2021 Desktop News | Eliza Culverhouse has continued her support of UA’s students and the advancement of the arts with a $250,000 contribution to the College’s Department of Theatre and Dance. This gift, which created the Eliza P. Culverhouse Graduate Support Fund in Dance, will support graduate students in the dance Master

Creating a Shooting Star: UA Professors Receive Grant for New Musical

From the July 2021 Desktop News | Most know Billy Griffin for his time as the lead singer of the legendary Motown group The Miracles, following the footsteps of Smokey Robinson in 1972. Griffin made unmistakable hits like “Love Machine” with the group before embarking on his solo career. But Griffin wanted the story of

UA’s SummerTide Theatre bringing love songs to the beach

By Lawrence Specker If the prospect of heading for a carefree Gulf Shores vacation just like in pre-pandemic days makes you want to sing, the University of Alabama’s Department of Theatre and Dance is about to crack open a whole songbook for you. For more than 15 years the department has brought faculty and students down

Dance Alabama! Film Festival to Extend its Viewing Online

Joshua LeBerte, Crimson White, Contributing Writer April 11, 2021 The Dance Alabama! Film Festival (DAFF) was one of the few in-person, off-campus events to be held this spring on Friday, April 9. Located at the Bama Theatre, the fifth-annual festival, which was a collaboration between the UA Theatre and Dance Department, Music Composition Department and

What It’s Like to Be a Nonbinary Dance Professor in Alabama

By Dr. Fen Kennedy Featured in DanceTeacher March 31, 2021   The door of my office has a bright blue Post-it note with my pronouns on it: “they/them.” It was one of the first things I did when I came to the University of Alabama in 2019, because I wanted people to know that I