Bodies In Emotion

Dance transcends cultures because our bodies all serve as instruments of expression. Allow yourself to be awed by the tremendous talent cultivated at one of the nation’s best, the School of Dance, alongside Arizona Arts Live, and come away with an unforgettable experience and a new appreciation for what the human body can achieve.

Choreographer Joe Tremaine given honorary degree

Choreographer Joe Tremaine given honorary degreeLEARN MORE

The University of Arizona bestowed choreographer Joe Tremaine with an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree during the University Commencement.

The University of Arizona bestowed choreographer Joe

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Choreographer Joe Tremaine given honorary degree

Duane Cyrus appointed School of Dance director

Duane Cyrus appointed School of Dance directorLEARN MORE

Duane Cyrus has been appointed the Director for the University of Arizona School of Dance, beginning July 1. 

Duane Cyrus has been appointed the Director for the

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Duane Cyrus appointed School of Dance director

How a masterwork teaches dancers more than just steps

How a masterwork teaches dancers more than just stepsLEARN MORE

How a masterwork, like Habaneras, The Music of Cuba, teaches University of Arizona dancers more than just steps at the School of Dance.

How a masterwork, like Habaneras, The Music of Cuba,

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How a masterwork teaches dancers more than just steps

StellarScape tells an immersive, multimedia story of a star

StellarScape tells an immersive, multimedia story of a starLEARN MORE

StellarScape tells an immersive, multimedia story of a star in music, dance, and cinematography with astrophysical simulation. 

StellarScape tells an immersive, multimedia story of a star

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StellarScape tells an immersive, multimedia story of a star

Melissa Lowe and Jory Hancock Dance Studio

Melissa Lowe and Jory Hancock Dance StudioLEARN MORE

Studio 301 in the Stevie Eller Dance Theatre has been renamed in honor of two dance visionaries: Melissa Lowe and Jory Hancock Dance Studio. 

Studio 301 in the Stevie Eller Dance Theatre has been

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Melissa Lowe and Jory Hancock Dance Studio

Medici Mondays: Sasha Reist

Medici Mondays: Sasha ReistLEARN MORE

Last summer Sasha Reist attended Earl Mosley’s dance intensive thanks to support from the College of Fine Arts’ Medici Circle Donors

Last summer Sasha Reist attended Earl Mosley’s dance

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Medici Mondays: Sasha Reist

Christian Paris Blue is on fire

Christian Paris Blue is on fireLEARN MORE

Christian Paris Blue (BFA ’20) danced in the historic production of “Fire Shut Up in My Bones” for the Metropolitan Opera this past fall. 

Christian Paris Blue (BFA ’20) danced in the historic

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Christian Paris Blue is on fire

UA Dance announces slate of spring 2022 performances

UA Dance announces slate of spring 2022 performancesLEARN MORE

UA Dance announces slate of spring 2022 performances that audiences can enjoy at a discounted price with a spring package deal.

UA Dance announces slate of spring 2022 performances that

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UA Dance announces slate of spring 2022 performances

The dance education of Gabe Rocha: Chicago, NYC, Tucson

The dance education of Gabe Rocha: Chicago, NYC, TucsonLEARN MORE

The dance education of Gabe Rochas takes the sophomore from Chicago to New York City to Tucson and the School of Dance.

The dance education of Gabe Rochas takes the sophomore from

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The dance education of Gabe Rocha: Chicago, NYC, Tucson

Wonder Makes Me Move

Wonder Makes Me MoveLEARN MORE

'Wonder Makes Me Move' tells the story of University of Arizona School of Dance alumnus Taylor Bradley, animated by a School of Art student.

'Wonder Makes Me Move' tells the story of University of

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Wonder Makes Me Move

Polsky follows her dance dreams to Italy

Polsky follows her dance dreams to ItalyLEARN MORE

Jessica Polsky came to the University of Arizona School of Dance to pursue a career on Broadway, but an experience abroad in Italy, caused her to take a 90-degree turn into

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Polsky follows her dance dreams to Italy

Arizona Arts was well represented in Tucson Weekly 2021 awards

Arizona Arts was well represented in Tucson Weekly 2021 awardsLEARN MORE

The annual Tucson Weekly “Best of Tucson® 2021” were announced this week and there were many award winners from the Arizona Arts community.

The annual Tucson Weekly “Best of Tucson® 2021” were

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Arizona Arts was well represented in Tucson Weekly 2021 awards

Wonder makes Taylor Bradley move

Wonder makes Taylor Bradley moveLEARN MORE

Taylor Bradley (BFA '15), currently on stage with Cirque du Soleil's The Beatle's LOVE show in Las Vegas, discusses his experience in Tucson.

Taylor Bradley (BFA '15), currently on stage with Cirque du

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Wonder makes Taylor Bradley move

'False Front' finds new meaning in restaging

'False Front' finds new meaning in restagingLEARN MORE

“False Front” finds new meaning in restaging for the fall concert by the School of Dance, choreographed by Tamara Dyke-Compton.

“False Front” finds new meaning in restaging for the

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'False Front' finds new meaning in restaging

Student animator brings 'Wonder' video to life

Student animator brings 'Wonder' video to lifeLEARN MORE

School of Art MFA student Woodlin Latocki animated the next University of Arizona Wonder video, featuring dance alumnus Taylor Bradley.

School of Art MFA student Woodlin Latocki animated the next

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Student animator brings 'Wonder' video to life

UA Dance returns with in-person concerts this fall

UA Dance returns with in-person concerts this fallLEARN MORE

The School of Dance returns with live performances this fall with two concerts: ‘Premium Blend’ and ‘Comeback | Student Spotlight.’

The School of Dance returns with live performances this

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UA Dance returns with in-person concerts this fall

Arizona Arts launches Signature Series 2021

Arizona Arts launches Signature Series 2021LEARN MORE

Arizona Arts launches 'Signature Series,' a new series showcases the division's most compelling, engaging arts events on and off campus. 

Arizona Arts launches 'Signature Series,' a new series

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Arizona Arts launches Signature Series 2021

Arizona Arts Live launches 2021-22 season

Arizona Arts Live launches 2021-22 seasonLEARN MORE

Arizona Arts Live launches its second season this fall with Jon Batiste, Mark Morris Dance Group, and Kronos Quartet all part of a lineup.

Arizona Arts Live launches its second season this fall with

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Arizona Arts Live launches 2021-22 season

Nolan Veneklasen to document the Tucson Chinese Lion Dance Troupe

Nolan Veneklasen to document the Tucson Chinese Lion Dance TroupeLEARN MORE

Nolan Veneklasen to document the Tucson Chinese Lion Dance Troupe and its role in creating cultural identity among Chinese American adoptees.

Nolan Veneklasen to document the Tucson Chinese Lion Dance

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Nolan Veneklasen to document the Tucson Chinese Lion Dance Troupe

Dancer Erina Ueda finds cooking, baking therapeutic

Dancer Erina Ueda finds cooking, baking therapeuticLEARN MORE

Dancer Erina Ueda finds cooking and baking therapeutic. She spent her time in the kitchen as therapy during the pandemic.

Dancer Erina Ueda finds cooking and baking therapeutic. She

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Dancer Erina Ueda finds cooking, baking therapeutic
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CUES Spanning Boundaries Challenge

CUES Spanning Boundaries ChallengeLEARN MORE

School of Art’s Nicole Antebi has been selected for the Center for University Education Scholarship (CUES) 2022 Spanning Boundaries Team.

School of Art’s Nicole Antebi has been selected for the

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CUES Spanning Boundaries Challenge

Choreographer Joe Tremaine given honorary degree

Choreographer Joe Tremaine given honorary degreeLEARN MORE

The University of Arizona bestowed choreographer Joe Tremaine with an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree during the University Commencement.

The University of Arizona bestowed choreographer Joe

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Choreographer Joe Tremaine given honorary degree

For Katie Baird falling into music was a happy accident

For Katie Baird falling into music was a happy accidentLEARN MORE

Everyone falls into their passion their own way. Maybe an early trip to an art museum or a concert provides a spark of inspiration. For senior violist Katie Baird falling into

Everyone falls into their passion their own way. Maybe an

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For Katie Baird falling into music was a happy accident

Duane Cyrus appointed School of Dance director

Duane Cyrus appointed School of Dance directorLEARN MORE

Duane Cyrus has been appointed the Director for the University of Arizona School of Dance, beginning July 1. 

Duane Cyrus has been appointed the Director for the

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Duane Cyrus appointed School of Dance director

CFA faculty awarded RII production seed grants

CFA faculty awarded RII production seed grantsLEARN MORE

The University of Arizona Office for Research, Innovation and Impact has awarded its 2022-2023 production seed grants to CFA group projects.

The University of Arizona Office for Research, Innovation

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CFA faculty awarded RII production seed grants

2022 student awards announced at CFA spring graduations

2022 student awards announced at CFA spring graduationsLEARN MORE

At the College of Fine Arts Spring Graduations in May, each of the four schools announced award winners for Outstanding Senior and GTA.

At the College of Fine Arts Spring Graduations in May,

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2022 student awards announced at CFA spring graduations
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