UA Dialog: Classroom Conversation

Sarah M. Barry is an associate professor in the department of theatre and dance and a winner of the 2013 Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award.  Sarah M. Barry begins her modern techniques dance class not with warm up stretches but with a mini-lecture on experiential anatomy. Today’s topic is the anatomy of the spine. She describes the […]

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UA Theatre to Bring Irish Romantic Drama THE CLEARING

From AL.COM: The play was written while the Bosnian Genocide during the 1990s and it shows the “ethnic cleansing” that took place during the 17th Century in Ireland. During this time, in the play, English landowner Robert Preston who falls in love with Madeleine. After they get married, the Parliament decides to remove all of the […]

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UA Theatre to Close Season with Musical SHOW BOAT

From AL.COM: The University of Alabama Theatre and Dance department will present the musical “Show Boat” in the Marian Gallaway Theatre on UA’s campus from April 15-21. The musical will be the last production of the 2012-2013 season for the Theatre and Dance department. Ed Williams is directing the play and describes it as “the American musical theatre coming […]

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UA Production of SHOW BOAT Steams into Mobile

From AL.COM: The University of Alabama Department of Theatre and Dance will present the classic musical “Show Boat” on Thursday, April 11, at the Mobile Civic Center Theatre. “Show Boat” came to life as a collaboration between Oscar Hammerstein II (book and lyrics) and Jerome Kern (music) and premiered in 1927. Based on a novel of […]

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UA Theatre Graduates Making a Mark

From The Tuscaloosa News: Tuscaloosa’s own Stephen Tyrone Williams is doing his city and alma mater — the University of Alabama — proud, playing on Broadway opposite superstar Tom Hanks in the hit “Lucky Guy,” written by Nora Ephron. Though as the abused Haitian Abner Louima he’s in just one scene, it’s pivotal, as pointed out […]

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Alabama Graduate Acting on Broadway

From The Tuscaloosa News: A lucky guy, maybe; but hard work and training, natural talent, and more hard work brought him to Broadway. Tuscaloosa native and University of Alabama graduate Stephen T. Williams, acting opposite Tom Hanks in “Lucky Guy,” has arrived in theater’s mecca, just as many around here predicted. Read the rest of this […]

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PHOTOS: Check Out Crimson White’s Photostream of DANCE ALABAMA!

See photos from The Crimson White’s photo stream of DANCE ALABAMA! here.

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DANCE ALABAMA! Choreographers Speak Out on UA’s Must-See Show

From AL.COM: Student choreographers are busy preparing their performers and putting the finishing touches on their routines before the show begins. DA! was voted a top 10 activity to see before you graduate begins. Ashley Tripp, a UA double major in both dance and journalism, is excited for the high-intensity jazz piece she choreographed. Read the […]

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ARDT Begins Weeklong Annual Spring Concert

From The Crimson White: Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre has begun its week-long spring performance, made up of five acts individually directed by a member of the UA Dance and Theatre Department. The show began Tuesday in the Morgan Hall auditorium. Qianping Guo, an assistant professor of dance, is one of the five choreographers with a piece […]

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Dance Department Grows to Reflect International Influence

From The Crimson White: Twenty years ago, the founders of the UA dance department couldn’t have dreamed that their department’s inaugural class, made of 13 dance majors, would in two decades grow into a modernized, critically acclaimed program boasting approximately 150 students. Although the department has had to jump its fair share of hurdles, including the […]

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