As coordinator of the Dance Minor in Health and Exercise Studies, it is not unusual for Autumn Mist Belk to be dancing throughout the academic year; however, over the summer she took the opportunity to continue to interact with the dance community and also to share her expertise through several international conferences. In early June, Autumn traveled to Vancouver, Canada, to present her engagement research in dance film and screendance as part of the Cascadia Dance Cinema Festival. Later that month, she traveled to New York to take part in the Institute for Community Action Training at Gibney Dance. Stemming from what she learned in this conference, Autumn looks forward to creating a new service learning course at NC State as part of the Dance Minor in Health and Exercise Studies. In early August, Autumn traveled to the University of Buffalo to present her research (Preparing for and Teaching Handstands and other Inversions) at the Dance Science & Somatics Educators Conference. Then finally on August 12, she presented her newest screendance work (tectonic plates) at the third annual FAD: Film-Art-Dance on Screen locally at The Cary Theater.
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While the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the cancelation of almost every in-person campus event this spring, the Division of Academic and Student Affairs has quickly adapted to the situation and is now offering a plethora of virtual events and activities to engage the NC State community as well as the public.
Tara Zaffuto Mullins’ dance students offer a range of rich family history that will be reflected in the revised work, Against the Railing.