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African American Dance Ensemble
by Pertalion, Patricia L. The African American Dance Ensemble, founded in Durham in 1984 by Raleigh native Chuck Davis, seeks to preserve and promote traditional African and American dance and music while entertaining and [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
African and African American Storytelling
by Wilson, Madafo Lloyd. African and African American Storytelling By Madafo Lloyd Wilson Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian, Spring 2002. Tar Heel Junior Historian Association, NC Museum of [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
American Dance Festival
by Pertalion, Patricia L. The American Dance Festival (ADF) is a six-week summer gathering of dance students, choreographers, and dance professionals of emerging and legendary status who work together in an exchange of dance [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blackmer, Sidney Alderman
by Linn, Jo White. Blackmer, Sidney Alderman by Jo White Linn, 1979 13 July 1895–5 Oct. 1973 Sidney Alderman Blackmer, professional actor, was born in Salisbury, the son of Walter Steele and Clara De Roulhac [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Buck Dancing
by Baker, Bruce E. Buck Dancing by Bruce E. Baker, 2006 See also: Clogging; Step Dancing. Buck dancing is a folk dance that originated among African Americans during the era of slavery. It was largely [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Byrd, Samuel ("Sam") Armanie, Jr.
by Flowers, John Baxton, III. Byrd, Samuel ("Sam") Armanie, Jr. by John Baxton Flowers III, 1979 18 Jan. 1908–14 Nov. 1955 Samuel ("Sam") Armanie Byrd, Jr., actor, producer, and playwright, was born in Mount Olive, Wayne [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Charles, Lucile Marie Hoerr
by Rives, Ralph Hardee. Lucile Marie Hoerr Charles, lecturer, scholar, and first director of dramatic arts at East Carolina University in Greenville, was a native of Chicago, the daughter of Charles Ferdinand Hoerr and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Clogging
by Baker, Bruce E. Clogging is a form of traditional solo step dancing to traditional string music common in western North Carolina and growing in popularity across the state and nation. The term has been used to [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Community theater, Thalian Association
by Tetterton, Beverly, Steelman, Bennett L. The Thalian Association is the name of a succession of amateur theatrical companies active in Wilmington for more than 200 years. Wilmington gentlemen organized the first "theatrical corps" sometime [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cultural Resources, Department of
by Williams, Wiley J. The Department of Art, Culture, and History was created by the Executive Organization Act of 1971 and activated in 1972. By this statute, various commissions, boards, and independent state agencies [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Daly, John Augustin
by Ross, Sue Fields. John Augustin Daly, playwright and for three decades one of America's foremost theatrical producers and managers, was born in Plymouth, N.C. His father, Captain Denis Daly, in the shipping and lumber [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dance
by Pertalion, Patricia L., Moore, Cecelia, Koos, Emily, Conley, Robin. Dance by Emily Koos and Patricia L. Pertalion, 2006 Additional research provided by Robin Conley and Cecelia Moore. See also: African American Dance Ensemble; American Dance Festival; [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Davis, Harry Ellerbe
by Selden, Samuel. Harry Ellerbe Davis, professor of dramatic art, distinguished himself as constructional engineer, as craftsman and lighting expert, as actor and playwright, and, especially, as stage director. What [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Denny, George Vernon, Jr.
by London, Lawrence F. George Vernon Denny, Jr., educator and radio commentator, was born in Washington, N.C., the son of George Vernon and Carrie Ricks Cobb Denny. After attending the public schools of Washington and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dramatic Arts- Part 1: Introduction
by Wegner, Ansley Herring, Moore, Cecelia, Mitchell, Ted. Dramatic Arts by Ansley Herring Wegner and Ted Mitchell Additional research provided by Cecelia Moore. See also: Opera Houses; Outdoor Dramas; Strolling Players; Thalian [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
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