CULTURE


3/2/2020 6:05pm

"Julius Caesar” will finally premiere on the PlayMakers Repertory Company stage for the first time ever on March 4, 2020. The production will run until March 22, 2020.  Photo courtesy of HuthPhoto.

Beware the Ides of March: 'Julius Caesar' is making its PlayMakers debut

“You know, I've never seen a Black woman play Mark Antony,” said Tia James, who is playing that role in Andrew Borba's upcoming production of "Julius Caesar." “So, I think by switching it up, changing it up some time, we can break down this box that we not only put Shakespeare in, but that we put people in or that we put life in," James said. "Julius Caesar" will run at PlayMakers Repertory Company from March 4 through March 22.


3/1/2020 10:43pm

The CIC was started in 1974 to provide a community for Native students.  The annual powwow is just one of the many ways that CIC is able to fulfill their three-fold mission, said CIC President Jamison Lowery.
CIC aims to raise awareness about the issues Native Americans face, represent Native culture appropriately and provide a space for Native students to feel supported on UNC’s campus, Lowery said. 

'Bringing everyone home': Carolina Indian Circle hosts 33rd annual powwow

The CIC was started in 1974 to provide a community for Native students.  The annual powwow is just one of the many ways that CIC is able to fulfill their three-fold mission, said CIC President Jamison Lowery. CIC aims to raise awareness about the issues Native Americans face, represent Native culture appropriately and provide a space for Native students to feel supported on UNC’s campus, Lowery said. 


2/26/2020 9:23pm

Vennela Medapati, a senior media and journalism major, is photographed in Davis Library on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. 

UNC Student artist discovers her culture by living in another one

“I think it’s important to share my art because I want people to know that it doesn’t have to mean anything. My art doesn't necessarily have to represent something and be life changing and world changing. I just think it’s nice to have a pretty image show up on your feed, and a lot of the art I see is not Indian art, so I also want to be somebody that exposes people around me to an Indian style of art.”  Meet the UNC student blending her personality with traditional Indian art techniques to create a unique style.


2/24/2020 8:15pm

Memorial Hall is Carolina Performing Arts' largest venue. Carolina Performing Arts plans to implement sensory-friendly systems to make their productions more inclusive for patrons. 

From double-booked venues to steep costs: The struggle to find on-campus venues

For student groups looking to perform on campus, it can be difficult for them to actively express their creativity due to a lack of available performance spaces across campus and the trivialities associated with securing a performance venue.  Student performance groups can book venues through Carolina Performing Arts or Reserve Carolina, the Carolina Union’s online reservation system.  “Reserve Carolina all semester has not functioned properly," said Bridget MacPherson, a member of Chapel Hill Players comedy group. "We can't see our own reservations once we have made them. We have to go to them and ask for a pdf print out, which is not the way that it should be functioning.”


2/23/2020 6:27pm

The members of Tar Heel Raas, an Indian dance organization at UNC-Chapel Hill, rehearse at Rams Head Recreation Center on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020.

UNC's vibrant culture of Indian dance comes to life in spring competition season

As competition season reaches its height, UNC's Indian dance teams are practicing more than ever. The Daily Tar Heel watched rehearsals and interviewed representatives from four of the major Indian dance teams — Tar Heel Raas, UNC Chalkaa, Ek Taal and Bhangra. Each team has a unique focus and style, but all share a commitment to their craft, practicing up to 12 hours a week. With each performance and each rehearsal, these students get to experience their culture and express their identity.