News Items from UNC Greensboro

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.

The 11th annual International Sustainability Shorts Film Festival incorporates and addresses the elements of UNCG’s definition of sustainability: social equity, the environment, the economy, and aesthetics. As part of the annual UNCG Sustainability Film & Discussion Series, the competition is an opportunity to share new artistic works in the international community that address the urgency […]

The COVID-19 crisis has greatly impacted the UNCG community, including the arts. Untold performances, talks, productions, and exhibitions have been postponed or cancelled. But the Spartan creative spirit lives on. As a response to the crisis, and to provide the UNCG community with an alternative way to view, hear, and experience the arts at UNCG, […]