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When he was a member of the Martha Graham Dance Company, Duane Cyrus (Dance) would watch spellbound from the wings as his fellow dancers performed “Steps in the Street. ” Over the past academic year, the assistant professor of dance shared that 1936 composition with a new generation of dancers.

Supported by a $15,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and university matching funds, Cyrus led a reconstruction of the seven-minute dance with UNCG student dancers. The project culminated in the spring with performances at three local high schools, where the dancers also discussed the work, and on the UNCG campus.

See Cyrus discuss the dance, the community outreach and how the project came to fruition.

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