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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UA Troupe makes Shakespeare Characters Approachable

From The Crimson White: The University’s version of “Othello” turns the stage into a gigantic mood ring. It happens amidst a canopy of curtains and veils that melt from blue to green to scarlet to black, tracking the emotional shifts in the greatest soap opera of all time. This is good, because for us non-English majors, […]

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Student Finds Dedication, Passion in Dance Department

From The Crimson White: For Ashley Volner, creative movement was her first language. Dance is a way of expressing herself that extended beyond a hobby or extracurricular activity. “Ever since I was a little girl, I knew that [dance] was the only way I was going to live life,” Volner said. “A lot of people, when […]

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Shakespeare’s OTHELLO Comes to UA

From The Tuscaloosa News: Othello, Desdemona and Iago take to the Marian Gallaway Theatre stage in the University of Alabama Department of Theatre and Dance’s production of “Othello,” one of William Shakespeare’s major tragedies. “The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice,” to give its full, rarely used title, was probably written in 1603. It revolves […]

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UATD Presents Shakespeare Tragedy OTHELLO

From AL.COM: The University of Alabama Theatre and Dance department will premiere William Shakespeare’s famous tragedy” Othello” on Feb. 18. The classic tale features themes of jealousy, love, betrayal, temptation, murder and racism. “This production will be singularly theatrical, using dance, movement, and broad design strokes to fully explore the nightmarish world of the play: a dark marriage mating the […]

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