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Cultural Significance of Dance Theme of Program March 2

Cultural Significance of Dance
Lecture and performance
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
1 – 2 p.m.
Wilson Special Collections Library, Pleasants Family Assembly Room
Free and open to the public
Information: Katelyn Ander, or (919) 962-2559

John Caldwell, lecturer in Hindi-Urdu in the Department of Asian Studies at UNC, will present a lecture on the Cultural Significance of Dance March 2, at 1 p.m., in Wilson Library.

Two dance performances will follow the lecture:

Sneha Samuels, a senior at Jordan High School in Durham, N.C., will perform “Desi Mix.” She choreographed the dance, which she calls “freestyle, but heavily influenced by traditional dance.”

The OPEYO! Dancers is a subgroup of the Black Student Movement at UNC. According to their Web site, the group provides “an outlet for artistic expression and community outreach through various genres of dance.”

The program is the first of a series entitled “Exploring Diversity Through the Cultural Arts,” hosted by the University Library’s Diversity Committee and supported by a grant from the University’s Performing Arts Fund.

For questions about the program or the series, contact Katelyn Ander at or (919) 962-2559.