Dance Alabama! feeds student dancers’ passions

Dance has always been at the center of Natalie Brown’s life. She came to college and decided to major in telecommunication and film, but thanks to Dance Alabama, she still had an outlet to dance. “Dance is so important to me and one of the biggest parts of my life and it’s so important to […]

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Behind the scenes: Student theatre designers create every part of “Appropriate”

When Emily Phillips works on lighting for a play she often does it alone at night in an empty theater. It’s simply her and a dress form on stage, mimicking the presence of an actor. “It means nothing until I see actual people, actual actors walking through it performing the show,” she said. “I have […]

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Panitch Wins UA’s Blackmon-Moody Award

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Seth Panitch, professor of acting in The University of Alabama’s department of theatre and dance, has earned the 2016 Blackmon-Moody Outstanding Professor Award. Panitch will receive the award Nov. 11 in a ceremony at the UA President’s Mansion. The Frederick Moody Blackmon and Sarah McCorkle Moody Outstanding Professor Award is one of […]

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Students take the stage for a night of dance at ARDT

One moment, a spin and a twist of the body captures the crowd, while the next brings a flurry of student dancers to the stage. With the Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre, you never know what’s coming next. The ARDT is a dance company at The University of Alabama designed to prepare students for competitions on […]

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Hamlet on Jazz at UA (UA News)

The play premieres Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Marian Gallaway Theatre on UA’s campus. It continues at that time and location through Oct. 8. The final performance of the play will be Oct. 9 at 2 p.m. A special performance will be held for Tuscaloosa County High School students Oct. 6. TUSCALOOSA, Ala. […]

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Fresh take jazzes up venerable Shakespeare play

By Nic Helms Special to The Tuscaloosa News Performances of William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” are always games of expectation: What fresh take on “To be or not to be” can possibly exist under the sun? Seth Panitch’s production of “Hamlet” at the University of Alabama this week does not disappoint on this score. Setting the play […]

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UA Theatre & Dance Will “Jazz” Up Hamlet (Planet Weekly)

UA Theatre & Dance swings open their doors at the Marian Gallaway Theatre to present the Shakespearean classic Hamlet, October 4-8 at 7:30PM & October 9 at 2:00 PM. It’s the sordid tale of a prince who is asked by the ghost of his father to avenge his death. The tangled webs are woven as […]

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UA Theatre and Dance presents “Hamlet” (The Crimson White)

Norwegian actor Ingolf Schanche as Hamlet, ca. 1920. The all-too familiar image of a Shakespearean man in Victorian garb holding up a skull and reciting a soliloquy is one that many forget is derived from the play “Hamlet.” Of the sprawling works of William Shakespeare, “Hamlet” is one of the most well-known. UA Theatre and […]

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Preview of UA theater’s 1950s-set “Hamlet”: Reimagining pairs Shakespeare and jazz

By Haleigh Amend Special to The Tuscaloosa News When pondering a new production, Seth Panitch hears music. Not literally, in the beginning, but during development of the script, when finding his own approach. For “Hamlet,” what he heard was ’50s cool jazz. “When I choose a play, the first thing I think about is the […]

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