The Way Back Dances Through the Stacks

April 19, 2024

The University of North Carolina School of the Arts library is a striking setting for The Way Back, directed and choreographed by UNCSA School of Dance alumni Grady Bowman and Ashley Lindsey and featuring dancers Wyatt Florin, Claire Schiffer, and Ava Strickland. Themes of separation and a relentless pursuit of re-connection play out among unexpected twists and turns in the light-filled stacks, which are brightened even further by the  movement of 52 dynamic performers from UNCSA’s Summer Dance Professional Studies program. The film concludes with a poignant reflection on the power and resilience of human connection.