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Dance! The Marriage of Sound and Movement

December 3, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm


Join us for an exploration of the history and meaning of dance. Drawing on recent scientific research, distinguished musicologist Annegret Fauser will first introduce the ways that dancing can impact our cognition, health, identities, and social lives. She will then share an analysis of ballet that includes its history in Western culture and places the artform in the context of representational dance in other cultures.The program will wrap up with an engaging review of dance on the stage and silver screen, featuring examples from popular works such as Shall We Dance, Stormy Weather, Oklahoma!,West Side Story, and La La Land. Bring your dancing shoes for an edifying day filled with entertaining sights and sounds.(No actual dancing required!)


Dance, Music, and the Human Body

Ballet and Representational Dance

Dance on Broadway and Hollywood

Annegret Fauser is Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor of Music. She is a cultural musicologist whose work emphasizes how music intersects with social, political, and artistic contexts. She has written or edited at least 10 books and was awarded the Edward J. Dent Medal by the Royal Musical Association.


9:30 am-3:00 pm, Saturday, December 3rd. The tuition is $125 to attend in person or $75 for virtual viewing. The optional lunch on Saturday is $20.

UNC Students can attend for free, but pre-registration is required. Discounts are available for UNC faculty, & staff. To register as a UNC Student, Staff, or Faculty, see our Registration Policy here.

Co-Sponsored by the General Alumni Association.  For information about GAA discounts and other scholarships available to Humanities Program participants, click here.

In-person tuition for teachers is $62.50. Teachers can also receive a $75 stipend after attending (click here for more information) and 10 contact hours for 1 unit of renewal credit. Current K-12 teachers interested in receiving a complimentary virtual viewing registration for this seminar can apply here. *Registration for this event closes on December 2 at 3pm*


Click here to register  or call us at 919.962.1544. 

In-person registrants will receive a packet containing suggested readings, a map to the seminar location, and more about 2-3 weeks before the program date. Virtual participants will receive an email with background materials about 1 week before the program and a Zoom link the day before the program.

**Please note that due to UNC regulations, masks are recommended, but not required for all in-person events regardless of vaccination status. In-person and hybrid events may switch to virtual-only based upon recommendations from local, state, and national public health officials. If an in-person or hybrid event is designated “virtual-only,” the CPH staff will contact registrants and provide them with information on how to attend virtually or with options for receiving credits or refunds. If you have any questions, please email or call 919.962.1544. We appreciate your flexibility during these trying times.**


December 3, 2022
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
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