Music Academy of the American South (MAAS)
A new summer program that will celebrate the music of the American South through dynamic performances and workshops by noted musicians. MAAS will take place on the UNCSA campus and nearby Old Salem Museum and Gardens from Friday, June 8, through Sunday, June 10, 2012. For more information and to puchase tickets, visit www.uncsa.edu/performances/featuredperf4.htm
A Fighting Chance
What would drama be without conflict? Actors, acting teachers and directors all need to know how to stage a fight and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Summer 2012 is a prime spot for learning the art of stage combat. Here members of the Society of American Fight Directors provide intensive training in the basic disciplines of armed and unarmed stage fighting. Courses are offered for high school students and adults. For more about how to be both safe and skillful when the going gets rough, click here.
The Scenic Route
Attention interior designers, graphic designers, architects, and artists. If you’ve ever considered adding scenic design to your set of skills, UNCSA provides a way to explore your interest and talent in this field without a large investment of time and money. A short summer workshop in Scenic Design provides a total immersion in the world of designing sets for theatre and the entertainment industry. And you’ll learn from the best and the best connected of all training grounds, UNCSA’s School of Design & Production. Start your career exploration here.
Moving into the Future
For the young dancer, having to choose between a summer program in classical ballet or contemporary dance can be tough. UNCSA’s new summer intensive, Comprehensive Dance, offers an alternative that meets the developing dancer’s need for true versatility. In this five-week program, dancers receive daily instruction and practice in ballet and many contemporary forms, along with the opportunity to perform in concert. Click here for a closer look at what the 21st century expects of dancers.