Feb. 29, 2012 /FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE /
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UNC SCHOOL OF THE ARTS EXPANDS
"Going All Art" Workshops Geared to Arts Students, Professionals and Teachers
WINSTON-SALEM, NC - Registrations are now being accepted for Going All Art, the expanded summer program at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA).
A switch from the trimester to the semester system in 2011-12 opened up possibilities for adding more offerings to the usual summer intensives for young actors, dancers, filmmakers, musicians, and visual artists offered by UNCSA. This summer, UNCSA will also offer innovative arts courses for professionals and teachers in the arts, as well as academic courses for credit.
“We had the opportunity this year to offer workshops earlier in the summer, and to build on the well-established intensives for high school students,” said David Nelson, provost at UNCSA. “The adult programs sponsored by the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts in the past few years have shown us the demand for innovative adult learning experiences, and those offerings have also been expanded. The mix of artists of all kinds and many ages from across the country make for an unusually dynamic and rich experience here in the summer.”
Among the new non-credit professional development programs this summer will be a Baroque music institute aimed at adult performers; an exploratory course in scenic design for professionals in interior design, graphic design and architecture; and a dance composition workshop featuring the renowned Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company.
Intensive programs for high school and college students will once again be offered in dance, music, visual arts, drama (acting and stage combat) and filmmaking. These courses are taught by UNCSA faculty members and guest artists.
The Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts, based at UNCSA, which has formerly sponsored adult workshops during the summer, has taken on wider responsibility for the 2012 summer programs. In keeping with its mission of fostering alliances and facilitating innovation in the arts, the Institute is launching Going All Art, and will help guide its further expansion in the future.
“UNCSA has so much to offer in terms of excellent, experienced teachers and wonderfully equipped classroom and performance facilities,” said Lynda Lotich, interim director of the Kenan Institute. “We support the initiative to make the most of these assets during the summer months, and we’re proud that these are experiences that artists won’t find elsewhere – from a stage combat workshop for high school students to a collaborative dance workshop geared to professional choreographers and dancers to very specialized courses in theatrical design and production.”
For more information, visit www.uncsa.edu/summer
The Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts (www.uncsa.edu/kenan) is a privately funded program of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts that incubates projects that sustain artists at every point in their creative development through strategic partnerships that capitalize on visionary thinking in the arts.The University of North Carolina School of the Arts (www.uncsa.edu) is the University of North Carolina’s conservatory for the arts, dedicated entirely to the professional training of students possessing exceptional talents in the performing, visual and moving image arts. UNCSA offers students focused, intense, professional training at the high school, baccalaureate, and masters levels in its schools of Dance, Design and Production, Drama, Filmmaking and Music.