Performances

Dancer Named Film Festival Finalist

From the July 2014 Desktop News | A University of Alabama senior was named among the top 14 choreographers who submitted short, dance-focused films to a national film festival this year. Whitney Thompson, a dance and biology major from St. Clairsville, Ohio, shares the honor with graduate students, teaching assistants and other undergraduates across the… Read more »

Gulf Shores Is “All Shook Up”

From the June 2014 Desktop News | In its 11th season, SummerTide Theatre will be shaking things up this summer in Gulf Shores, where The University of Alabama’s professional summer theatre company will present All Shook Up by Joe DiPietro. Performances will run June 6-July 4 Tuesdays through Sundays beginning at 8 p.m. at the George C…. Read more »

Cuba Initiative Enters Second Decade With Research in Medicine

From the 2014 Celebrating Excellence | Why do some third-world countries have lower infant mortality rates than developed countries? What can Cubans tell us about Ernest Hemingway? What are some similarities and differences between the emergence of urban agriculture in the U.S. South and Cuba? How do rivers transport bacteria? These are just some of… Read more »

Dance Involves Sculptor and Musician

From the March 2014 Desktop News | Associate Professor of Dance Sarah M. Barry teamed up with a musician and sculptor for the spring production of Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre, the College’s pre-professional dance company. Scott O’Toole, a graduate student in the School of Music, provided original live music for the dance, named “aeolian,” while… Read more »

Collaborama Event Highlights Writing, Dance, Arts

Charlotte Olson, a junior dance major from Jasper, Ind., wrote the winning entry in this fall’s “Class with the Dean” social media contest, which asked students to tell the dean about their favorite class in the College of Arts and Sciences. Dean Bob Olin accompanied Olson to Associate Professor Sarah Barry’s undergraduate choreography class in… Read more »

Shakespeare in American Integration

From the November 2013 Desktop News | “Shakespeare and American Integration,” a two-day symposium to be held November 15-16, will discuss integration in Shakespeare’s works. The event is part of “Through the Doors,” the yearlong series of events commemorating the 50th anniversary of desegregation at UA. Dr. Sharon O’Dair, director of the Hudson Strode Program in… Read more »

Fall Spectrum Concert This Friday

Free performance highlights talents of music school This Friday faculty and students of the School of Music will collaborate in the fall Spectrum concert, a showcase of UA’s best musicians. Expect everything from classical to jazz selections, all highlighting the immense talent of UA music students and faculty. The concert will culminate in an appearance by… Read more »

UA Presents “Letter from Birmingham Jail”

Students will play key roles in the performance From the October 2013 Desktop News | In April 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. sat in a jail cell in Birmingham, writing a letter that would become one of the most famous documents of the civil rights movement. Fifty years later, opera theatre students from the College of… Read more »

Dancers Perform in Fall Showcase

Fall 2013 ARDT performance bound to wow any audience UA’s Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre takes the stage again this week with its fall performance. Pre-professional dance students show off their immense talent in pieces ranging in styles and genres. Opening with a pas de deux from traditional ballet and closing with an experimental, performance-art style piece,… Read more »