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Dance Department to Present Spring Concert

The Department of Dance will present a spring concert Thursday, April 16, through Sunday, April 19, in the Robinson Hall for the Performing Arts, Belk Theater. Performances will be at 7:30 PM, April 16-18 with a 2:00 PM matinee on April 19. Tickets are available online.

The concert will feature a showcase of different dance styles and will include student performers in works choreographed by dance faculty Gretchen Alterowitz, E.E. Balcos, Kim Jones and Rachel Tucker.

Alterowitz’s piece "What tread in solidarity, what lament" is a piece for 11 dancers set to music by Gustav Mahler and Max Richter. "Pulse," choreographed by Balcos, is inspired by and set to the "nuevo tango" music of Argentine composer Astor Piazolla. Domestic violence is the subject of Tucker’s "Suite Wonder," with music by Stevie Wonder. Kim Jones created "Mauri – Breath of Life" in consultation with Rodney Bell, a celebrated dancer of Maori descent who uses a wheelchair for mobility. The movement is inspired by elements of traditional Maori culture.

Community Partnership Symposium Set for April 23-24

UNC Charlotte will host the inaugural Engaged Scholarship and Community Partnership Symposium Thursday and Friday, April 23 - 24.

Registration is open for this free event, which is designed to facilitate creative collaboration across disciplines, divisions and fields; to outline best practices and address challenges; and to strengthen partnerships. The Charlotte Research Institute, UNC Charlotte Campus Compact and Civic Engagement Interest Group, the Center for Applied Ethics and the Center for Teaching and Learning are sponsoring the symposium, which will be in the Cone University Center.

Community engagement refers to research, creative activities, teaching and service activities that are collaboratively undertaken by UNC Charlotte faculty, staff and/ or students in partnership with community members. Engaged activities are defined by reciprocal relationships between University and community partners in which all participants recognize and value the knowledge, perspective and resources that partners contribute to the collaboration.