Cave selected as Lincoln Center Kenan Fellow
WINSTON-SALEM ó A Salisbury woman was among recent graduates of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (NCSA) selected as the 2008-09 Kenan Fellows for the Lincoln Center Institute for the Arts in Education (LCI) in New York City.
Allison Cave, the daughter of Dr. John and Anne Cave, recently received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in contemporary dance from NCSA. She received her high school diploma in 2005.
Founded in 1975, Lincoln Center Institute is the educational arm of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and is the model for more than 20 associated programs across the United States and abroad.
The Institute’s approach is rooted in first-hand experience and engagement with the arts. More than exposure to performance alone, LCI’s curriculum provides study, inquiry, and direct contact with the creative process.
The William R. Kenan Jr. Performing Arts Fellowship at LCI exposes emerging young artists to aesthetic education practice to prepare them to work in schools as teaching artists.
Fellows also gain practical knowledge and experience that will assist them in their careers, as well as have the opportunity to network and learn from the employees and artists of the Lincoln Center Institute and the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
Cave began attending NCSA her freshman year of high school in the ballet program, changing her major to contemporary dance in her junior year of college.
While at NCSA, she performed in works by José Limón, Murray Louis, Alonzo King, and Merce Cunningham. She also danced the role of Clarice, one of the Jet girls, in NCSA’s 50th Anniversary production of West Side Story, directed by Gerald Freedman.
Along with three of her classmates, Allison put together an evening of choreography for an extra-curricular show called SpeshelProjekt. It explored a wide range of choreographic styles and ran for two nights in Agnes DeMille Theater in March 2008.
The William R. Kenan Jr. Performing Arts Fellowship program at LCI is a project of the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts, which builds partnerships to support creative projects, many of which are associated with the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
For more information, call the Kenan Institute at 336-722-0030 or visit www.kenanarts.org.