October 10, 2013

Arts Roundup: Music, film, drama, lectures — and Chamber Dance Company

This week, the Dance Program’s Chamber Dance Company explores five works that highlight the impact of gender in dance in its 2013 concert, “Engender – In Gender.”

The dance concert is the icing on the cake in a busy week of arts events that also includes the School of Drama’s opening of “The Real Inspector Hound,” the Emerson String Quartet performing with School of Music Professor Craig Sheppard and the Empowering Women through Art and Action lecture series at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture.

Dancer Pablo Piantino

Steve Korn

Dancer Pablo Piantino of the Chamber Dance Company, which performs Oct. 10-13 in Meany Hall.

Chamber Dance Company: “Engender – In Gender”
Oct. 10-13 | Meany Hall
Featuring world-class dancers, the company presents rarely-seen modern dance works of historic and artistic significance. The 2013 concert explores the role of gender in dance and the constantly changing attitudes about who dances and why. More info.

Artists Images lecture by Fay Jones
7 p.m., Oct. 11 | Kane Hall
Jones will discuss her creative process and the history of her work in the Pacific Northwest. A question-and-answer session and reception will follow the lecture. More info.

Film: “Kwaidan”
7 p.m., Oct. 11 | Henry Art Gallery
The title of this 1964 anthology of short films is taken from a Japanese word which roughly translates into “strange, mysterious, rare or bewitching apparition” — in short, ghost stories. It won the Special Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 1965 and later received an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. More info.

Film: “Hidden Pictures”
7 p.m., Oct. 11 | School of Social Work, Room 305
Seattle filmmaker and physician Delaney Ruston searches the globe looking for answers to her family’s struggle with mental illness. In this free 56-minute documentary she explores how individuals and their families define and cope with mental illness and the universal emotions they confront.  The film will be followed by a panel discussion with School of Social Work faculty member Jennifer Stuber and Trez Buckland and Carolyn Hale of the U-District’s Circle of Friends.

“Turkey’s Jews Revisited”
6:30 p.m., Oct. 15 | Hillel UW, 4745 17th Ave NE
Lecture and opening reception for a traveling exhibit by Philadelphia-based photographer Laurence Salzmann, whose projects document the lives of little-known groups in America and abroad. Presented by the UW’s Stroum Jewish Studies Program. More info.

Emerson String Quartet and Craig Sheppard
7:30 p.m., Oct. 15 | Meany Hall
The renowned quartet is joined on stage by Sheppard, pianist and UW professor, to perform works by Mozart, Mendelssohn and Shostakovich. Presented by the UW World Series. More info.

“Some are Born Green, Some Achieve Greenness”
7:30 p.m., Oct. 15 | Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theatre
In this second installment of a three-part performing arts lecture series focused on the intersections of performance and radical social change, School of Drama Associate Professor Scott Magelssen will discuss protest theater and environmental activism. More info.

The Real Inspector Hound

“The Real Inspector Hound.” at the Jones Playhouse Oct. 16-27.

 

“Building Fair Trade Networks,” Empowering Women through Art and Action series
7 p.m., Oct. 16 | Burke Museum
Ten Thousand Villages’ director Doug Dirks shares stories about the establishment of artisan cooperatives around the world. As one of the country’s oldest and largest Fair Trade merchandisers, they’ve seen countless lives transformed by fair wages. More info.

“The Real Inspector Hound”
Oct. 16-27 | Jones Playhouse
Director and UW alumna Desdemona Chiang takes on Tom Stoppard’s comical1968 play-within-a-play. Stoppard unveils his sense of the absurd in this Agatha Christie-style murder mystery parody set at an isolated country manor. More info.

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