UNCW Artist in Residence Program
UNCW's Artist in Residence program is a unique initiative that provides artists an opportunity to collaborate with the campus and community to create and perform new works, while providing audiences an opportunity to broaden their understanding of the arts and creative process. Residencies last from one week to one month and are customized to the needs of both the artist and community. In addition to providing artists time to rehearse and develop new works, residencies provide multiple opportunities for audiences to meet and/or work with the artists before attending a culminating performance or staged reading.
Over the years, campus and community members have experienced the connection between Salsa and social work with LA-based dance company Contra-Tiempo Urban Latin Dance Theater; performed and danced as part or a 50-drum drum circle with Compagnie de Danse Jean-René Delsoin from Haiti; witnessed Carolina Ballet create and rehearse their new season; mastered new techniques under the expert instruction of Jazz at Lincoln Center; and collaborated with New York stage director Christopher McElroen to create the critically acclaimed World Premiere Stage Adaptation of Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man.