Dance and drama lead this busy week of UW Arts, with the School of Drama’s production of “Pentecost,” the visiting Black Grace dance company and later, the 2013 Dance Majors concert.
Also, jazz, the University Symphony, a new Henry Art Gallery exhibit and the Jacob Lawrence Gallery offers you breakfast.
Black Grace dance company, 8 p.m., Feb. 21-23. This New Zealand dance company has earned acclaim for its unique fusion of Pacific Islander and contemporary dance. The performance features the Seattle premiere of a new piece titled “Vaka.” In Meany Hall. Tickets $41-$45, online, by phone or in person at the UW Arts Ticket Office. 206-543-4880.
School of Art faculty candidate lectures, 4:30 p.m. Feb. 21, 4 p.m. Feb. 25. Finalists for the Japanese art faculty position in the art history division meet the public in Room 317 of the Art Building.
Play: “Pentecost,” through March 3. The School of Drama presents a play by David Edgar, directed by Andrew McGinn, about a mysterious church fresco discovered in a Balkan country that may rewrite the history of art. In the Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse. Watch a video about the show. Tickets are $10-$18.
Jazz Innovations II, 7:30 p.m., Feb. 21. Student jazz ensembles pay homage to the icons of jazz and break new ground with original progressive jazz compositions. In Brechemin Auditorium. Tickets $5, cash or check at the door. 206-685-8384.
Exhibit: “The Dowsing 2013,” Feb. 23 – May 5. Developed for the Henry Art Gallery, the exhibit by designer and artist Anna Telcs extends her research comparing late-19th-century undergarment construction and tailoring techniques with contemporary layered street fashion. There will be three performances related to the exhibit on March 23 in Red Square, with a reception to follow at the museum.
Senior Exhibition, Feb. 23 – March 3. Students in Curt Labitzke’s Interdisciplinary Visual Arts capstone class present their work at the Sand Point Gallery. There will be a reception at 6 p.m., Feb. 22, at the gallery.
Voice Division Recital, 7:30 p.m., Feb. 25. Students of Thomas Harper, Kari Ragan, and Giselle Wyers perform their Winter Quarter Studio Recital in Brechemin Auditorium. Tickets are $5, cash or check at the door. 206-685-8384.
Pianist Cristina Valdes, 7:30 p.m., Feb. 26. The School of Music presents a program featuring works by UW composers Huck Hodge and Richard Karpen and pieces by Tristan Murail, Jonathan Harvey and Nathan Davis, performed by Valdes in Meany Hall. The program is titled “Music of Today: The 21st Century Piano.” Tickets $20 ($12 for students and seniors). 206-543-4880.
Lecture: Ivan Drpić, 4:30 p.m., Feb. 26. The assistant professor of art history discusses his research titled “Portable Tombs: Two Reliquary-Enkolpia of Saint Demetrios.” In Room 003 of the Art Building.
Lecture: Tamara Henderson, 7 p.m., Feb. 28. The seventh and penultimate lecture in the Critical Issues in Contemporary Art series in the Henry Art Gallery auditorium. Henderson is a Canadian artist.
The Art of Fashion and Manufacturing with Dick Meyer, 7 p.m., Feb. 28. The first of three gallery talks at the Henry’s Test Site about public perceptions of manufacturing, worth, and beauty led by Anna Telcs featuring guests from the fashion industry. Free with museum admission. Upcoming lectures: Nin Truoung on March 7 and Strath Shepard on March 14.
UW Dance Majors Concert 2013, 7:30 p.m., Feb. 28 – March 3. A concert covering a wide range of dance styles and eras, from the foundations of legendary choreographer José Limón to premieres by alumna Rhonda Cinotto and current dance majors. This year’s student choreographers include Cheryl Delostrinos, Kyle Easterly, Megan Erickson, Chloe Goolsby, Fausto Rivera and Anna Zemke. Performed in the Meany Studio Theater, the concert is titled “From Foundations to the Floating Cities Within.” March 3 matinee is at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10-$18. 206-543-4880.
University Symphony with Ludovic Morlot, 7:30 p.m., Feb. 28. Morlot, Seattle Symphony music director, conducts the symphony in a performance of Maurice Ravel’s “Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2″ in his premiere appearance as a UW affiliate professor of music. Also, Jonathan Pasternack conducts Olivier Messiaen’s “Un Sourire” and leads winners of the UW Concerto Competition with the orchestra in performances of works by Ferdinand David, Maurice Ravel, and Sergei Prokofiev. In Meany Hall. Tickets $10-$15.
Undergraduate Theater Society: “Cyrano,” 7:30 p.m., Feb. 28 – Mar. 10. Cyrano de Bergerac’s larger-than-life personality is matched only by his even-larger nose. In the Hutchinson Hall Cabaret Theatre. Adapted by Barry Kornhauser from a play by Edmond Rostand. Directed by Ben Phillips. Tickets $5-$10.
Next week: The School of Music’s French Connections.