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Although UNCG’s College of Visual and Performing Arts’ Concert & Lecture Series is on temporary hiatus during the pandemic, CVPA will continue its commitment to connecting artists and performers with the campus community through insightful, inspirational, and informative events. CVPA is offering a series of arts-related masterclasses that are open to all faculty, staff, students. […]

The UNC Greensboro School of Theatre is proud to present a first-of-its-kind fall virtual season featuring live productions streamed on-demand right in your living room. The season begins with “Marisol” by José Rivera, an apocalyptic comedy of urban realities and guardian angels that will stream on-demand October 15-17, 2020. Following this, Dominique Morisseau’s “Skeleton Crew” […]

Not even a pandemic can stop the North Carolina Folk Festival from reaching the eyes, ears, and hearts of the thousands of patrons who flock to experience the annual eclectic mix of performers, which spans many different genres, generations, and media. This year’s festival will be online September 11 – 13, 2020, which means it […]

In Broadway’s “Hamilton,” Deon’te Goodman ’16 has portrayed some of American’s leading historical figures. A member of the ensemble and cover for the roles of George Washington, Aaron Burr, Hercules Mulligan, and James Madison, the UNCG alumnus is in the spotlight yet again. This time he will portray civil rights icon Bayard Rustin. With all […]

Authorities misunderstood and suppressed capoeira as it arose on the streets of Brazil, frequently arresting practitioners of the martial art. Assistant Professor of Dance Ana Paula Höfling thinks scholars have misunderstood capoeira’s subsequent movement from the streets to the stage, an error she works to correct in her latest book, “Staging Brazil: Choreographies of Capoeira.”

Downtown Greensboro looks a lot different this month. Vibrantly painted storefronts, challenging quotes from authors and musicians, and art that refers to love, justice, peace, grief, support, and hope.  Several Spartan students, alumni, and faculty are among the many on Elm Street proving the power of art. On May 25, an unarmed George Floyd was […]

Meet Greensboro’s new leader for all things arts. Ryan Deal was hired last fall to lead Creative Greensboro, the city’s new office for arts and culture. The UNCG graduate has the perfect blend of corporate, nonprofit, and artistic experience. But the path to becoming Greensboro’s first-ever chief creative economy officer often felt long and winding.