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By JESSICA YATES
It's not a group of demented people
trying to see how many strange shapes
.they can twist their bodies into. It's
not some sort of club initiation in
which the candidates must imitate the
movements of every Saturday
morning cartoon character they can
It's modern dance. And for the
second straight semester, it's taking
"root at UNC, and not just as a
physical education class. Although
Duke University haj had a strong
dance company for yttrs, the UNC
group has only operated for four
Through the UNC-CH Dance
Company, dance is slowly being
recognized as something more than
aerobic exercise. In a troupe consist
ing of 20 students, the group hopes
to give its members the opportunity
to choreograph and perform original
works, as well as provide UNC
students with a taste of modern
Modern dance is art or "an
artistic form of expression," as last
semester's president, Elisabeth John
son, put it. But dance has been
U.S., European students meet at
By MARY JO DUNNINGTON
tudents participating in UNC's
.Year at Montpellier program
'will have the opportunity of
spending a week at a chateau in the
. Through the Tri-National
Seminar, held every other May in
Nebian, France, students and
experts from France, Germany and
the United States are brought
together for a week of informal lec
tures and discussions. Topics range
from politics and economics to
Catherine Maley, professor of
.romance languages at UNC, is co--director
and co-founder of the
"minar wac nnnrrarfiH iitf
the idea of an international seminar
three years ago by Professor Erich
Pohl of Universitat Heidelberg in
"I was very excited about the
.idea," Maley said. "We all need to
topen up our minds, to look at dif-
(groups) come together."
I he ceremonies will begin with the
presentation of the Distinguished
ruumuu nwuu5, rim saia. i ne
recipients this year are Edward
-Bilpuch, director of the Triangle
Universities Nuclear Laboratory at
,; Duke University, novelist Gail God-
j win; Richard Knight Jr., city manager
of Dallas, Texas; Thomas Lambreth,
executive director of the Z. Smith
- Reynolds Foundation; and broadcast
journalist Roger Mudd.
The awards will be followed by
remarks from Gov. Martin, choral
-music from the Carolina Choir and
' remarks by Jones, Eubanks, Kevin
; Martin and Gooder, he said.
' The installation ceremony will
! feature remarks from UNC-system
j President CD. Spangler and the
' administration of Hardin's oath of
'office by N.C. Supreme Court Chief
j Justice James Exum, Pfaff said.
! Hardin will then give an address.
'. University Day was officially
! created in 1877 to commemorate the
, anniversary of the 1 793 laying of the
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classified at UNC as part of the
physical education department.
Unlike other arts on campus, dance
does not have its own department.
This general lack of official recog
nition has not always been so con
spicuous. Eight years ago there were
four dance teachers; two faculty
members are now employed. The
company Carolina Dancers was very
active, and there was an attempt to
make a major in dance available.
"The P.E. department wasn't
interested. The idea just didn't go
over," explained dance instructor
Marian Turner. The student-oriented
Carolina Dancers, which had even
produced the full-length modern
"Nutcracker" eventually turned into
a professional troupe which still
exists as the students graduated.
Turner noted that as the aerobics
craze set in, interest in dance at UNC
"Duke has more of a dance pro
gram, but they also have many more
teachers," Turner said. "We can't
offer a large number of courses with
only two teachers." One instructor,
Lisa Yount, is employed on a part
time basis. Turner said she feels the
growth of dance at UNC will be stifled
ferent cultures. You don't do this
when you're a tourist because you
dont meet the people."
The seminar focuses on drawing
comparisons and contrasts among
the outlooks that people from differ
ent countries have, Maley said. The
group spends time trying to identify
and make students more aware of
stereotypes. Maley said she felt this
emphasis was especially important
for Americans, who tend to be
The seminar group rents a cha
teau 40 minutes from Montpellier.
Hannelore Jarausch, a UNC profes
sor who participated in the 1986 Tri
National Seminar, said the setting
added to the seminar by taking par
' ticipants away from their usual
"It's a little like being at camp,"
Jarausch said. "You can be really
Speakers recruited for seminars
include business executives, journal
ists and professors. Maley said the
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On Sept. 13, 1877, the executive
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University Day became an all-day
celebration in 1900.
The installation of chancellors was
made part of the official University
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The alumni awards were first given
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Classes will be suspended from 10
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until the physical education depart
ment hires more teachers. "The focal
point in the department is somewhere
else right now," she said.
Drew Zwald, director of the Phys
ical Education Activities Program,
said this semester's student survey
may help to determine where that
focal point should be. "The interest
in the dance classes seems to have
picked up in the past couple of years,"
Zwald said. "Every few years we
survey the students presently involved
in physical education for a needs
assessment. If the interest in dance
is high enough, we might try to pursue
a new class."
Zwald said the physical education
department is diversified, with many
new plans and ideas being considered.
"Right now we don't have enough
faculty or availability of funds to
emphasize dance," he stressed. "We
also have to decide if dance is an area
we want to emphasize, or if another
area is in greater need of
John Billing, chairman of the
department, added, "Presently, we
feel that there are enough other
resources (for dancers) in the univer
lectures were kept short so the
majority of the time could be spent
discussing issues that arise. The dis
cussions often spill over into
unstructured time, such as meals,
Maley said one of the liveliest dis
cussions at the 1988 seminar cen
tered around a lecture on the Ameri
can family given by Margot Stein, a
UNC professor and co-director of
the UNC Year at Montpellier.
"The Europeans couldn't believe
our lack of national health care,"
Jarausch said one memorable dis
cussion came up over dinner, when
a German student commented that
American girls always seem to be
"This led to a very interesting dis
cussion on how you present yourself
in public," she said.
Approximately 30 students partic
ipate in the seminar, about half are
Americans accepted from the Mont
pellier program. To apply, students
write papers explaining why they
want to participate in the seminar.
Those selected receive a Jaques Har
dres award, named for a former
chairman of the UNC romance lan
guages department. The award cov
ers the entire cost of the seminar for
. Stephen Cole, a senior English
major from Asheville, participated
in the 1988 seminar. He said the
chance to meet people attracted him
to the program.
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get away and meet other students,"
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Zwald said the department , has
been supportive of the dance pro
gram. "Dr. Billing went to see the
company's final production last
semester. He gave encouragement of
the possibility of being able to help
fund the company."
Billing's support of the dance
company retlects the department s
growing involvement in dance. Billing
pointed to a new course being offered
in dance that can count as an aesthetic
Turner agreed. "The department
has been really supportive in spirit,"
The relationship between the dance
program and the physical education
department, Zwald said, entails
mutual respect. "Marian and Lisa are
dedicated instructors, and they do an
outstanding job." Zwald also said the
company will enhance interest in
dance at UNC and get more people
Robin Craig, the new UNC-CH
Dance Company president, said the
future of dance at the University may
not be too grim. "There is a rising
interest in dance here. More people
Both he and Bruce Bennett, a
senior French major from North
Palm Beach, Fla., said they found
spending time with the French and
German students very rewarding.
"The Germans were extraordinar
ily friendly," Bennett said.
Cole added, "I enjoyed just talk
ing to them on the tennis court or
around the dinner table."
The emphasis on interaction and
learning among the participants,
rather than on academics, is also a
strength of the program, Cole said.
Language is not a problem,
according to those involved in the
seminars. The lectures are conducted
in English and French, and students
help each other translate, Maley
An information session will be
held October 27 for students inter
ested in the Year at Montpellier pro
gram. Students who participate in
the program during the 1989-1990
academic year will have the oppor
tunity to apply for the next Tri
National Seminar in 1990.
"It's one of the most fantastic
learning experiences that IVe ever
participated in," Maley said.
Bennett said he learned a lot from
the seminar. "I'd certainly do it
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ate signing up for classes. It's just that
there is a general lack of knowledge
and exposure of dance. People don't
know what it takes to be a dancer."
Craig suggested dance should become
a fine arts program rather than a
physical education program and be
integrated with other arts on campus.
In a wav. that is one of the
company s projects this year, beverai
company members are interested in
using some of the student musicians
on campus. Turner said such work
could provide a "connective link with
other student artists, not just with
musicians but with those in other
sister arts as well."
But other problems continue to
hinder the company, Johnson said.
"A lot of the people in the fine arts
departments at UNC feel that the arts
really dont get the recognition and
respect they deserve. It's pretty
obvious that the arts really take a
back seat to sports here."
Examples of this attitude include
the lack of room to rehearse, Johnson
said. "Last year we lost our dance
space to the wrestling team. They had
- already had a practice room, but for
some reason, they decided to move."
- Turner agreed. "The idea of a
theatrical space in the women's gym,
maybe with some lights installed,
needs to be investigated."
Production space is needed for the
upcoming December and April per
formances. The company will not
actually produce a show this semes
ter, but it plans to have an informal
presentation of "works in progress."
The spring show will be a full
fledged concert, complete with lights
and stage. In the latter production,
Turner said she hopes students will
refine previous works and learn more
about the process of producing a
show of professional quality.
Another goal of the company is to
invite dance masters, such as Clay
Taliaferro, an artist-in-residence at
Duke and a former principal dancer
with the Jose Limon Dance Com
pany, to teach dance classes open to
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all UNC students. The company has
also considered sharing a program
with Duke or N.C. State University.
Financing such events could be a
problem, however, as the company
itself has been responsible for its own
funding. Craig said, "The priorities
of the people allotting the money are
somewhere else." Johnson agreed.
"With the lack of respect given to
dancers, the dance program is not
getting the money it needs," she said.
Turner said the company may. be
getting some funding from the phys
ical education department but is still
looking for ways to finance its
operation. "The company probably
has its best chances for getting money
if it is classified as a sports club,
though dance is really not a sport,"
Billing suggested. At last semester's
performance, the company asked for
voluntary donations (an admissions
price is prohibited), but the funds
raised were inadequate.
UNC-CH Dance Company has
considered holding a Dance-a-thon
on its own behalf. Turner explained
that dance classes would be held all
day long, with local dance teachers
donating an hour of their time to
teach. "Company members would get
sponsors to pledge a certain amount
of money for each class they take,
the idea being to see how long the
dancers could hold up."
The company might even open the
Dance-a-thon to other students, in
which case the students would pay
for each class they take. Turner said
such a fund-raiser might raise enough
money to finance the company for
The group of people seems to hold
together during this obstacle course
through a common love for the art
of modern dance. "The company
brings you into contact with a lot of
other people who love dance," John
son explained. "There is a real joy
in being able to express yourself."
Craig said being part of the company
is a good relief of tension. "It really
helps the members to come out of
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