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2016-17 Course Materials and Testimonials

Since 2012, faculty from across the university have connected their courses to Carolina Performing Arts artists through Arts@TheCore. In the 2016-2017 season, 89 courses from 21 different areas of study integrated CPA performances into their curricula, and our artists engaged in 32 class visits throughout the year. Below, read what faculty are saying and see two assignments from the 2016-17 season. You can get in touch with us any time at artsatthecore@unc.edu.

Audio Journalism and Carolina Performing Arts

Tom Linden, the director of UNC’s Medical and Science Journalism Master’s Program, has worked with CPA artists many times. His students in Audio Journalism classes have interviewed visiting artists including Brooklyn Rider and the cast of Antigone and crafted reports on the artists. In 2017, Tom’s students interviewed the Pakistani ensemble Sounds of Kolachi, and recorded sound at their dress rehearsal and other events on campus. Below are a few of the students’ final products.

Audio Journalism students (left) record audio during Sounds of Kolachi’s pop-up performance on campus, March 2017

Audio Journalism students (left) record audio during Sounds of Kolachi’s pop-up performance on campus, March 2017

Recording 1: Sara Edwards

Recording 2: Allison Yates

Recording 3: Robin O’Luanaigh

 

 

 

 

Choreographer nora chipaumire visits Andrea Benjamin’s Identity and Politics class, November 2016

Choreographer nora chipaumire visits Andrea Benjamin’s Identity and Politics class, November 2016

“I think nora was able to push my students in ways I wasn’t able to… she sees the world so differently. Everything that she said in class, everything that she presented made you feel, made you feel a certain way. I’ve thought about the show many days since it happened. I was grateful she came and shared that with my students”

– Andrea Benjamin, Department of Political Science

 

Composition, Rhetoric, and Martha Graham Dance Company (MGDC)

“This assignment through CPA was the most successful of any performing arts-related assignments I have ever taught at Carolina, and so I’m quite excited to do something in a similar vein during both the fall and spring semesters of the 2017-2018 season.” – Marc Cohen, English Department, describing his success in incorporating Martha Graham Dance Company’s 2017 performance into his Composition and Rhetoric course.

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Labels artists Joe Sellman-Leava and Katharina Reinthaller visit Marc Cohen’s English class, November 2016

Marc Cohen ENGL 105 MGDC Prompt

MGDC Paper — Marlee Hassell

MGDC Paper – JC Weber

 

Student Feedback

Our survey of students who attended performances for classes in 2016-17 found that:

– 90% of students found performances engaging

– 84% found the performances helpful in thinking about their class material

Contact artsatthecore@unc.edu to learn more, schedule a meeting, or reserve tickets for your class today!