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March 19, 2014

Arts Roundup: Film, music — and Circa

Winter quarter comes to a close this week, but the campus has plenty of events to keep you entertained over spring break. From a film screening at the Henry Art Gallery to an Australian cirque group at Meany Hall, explore the arts on campus and, while you’re at it, enjoy the cherry blossoms that are almost in full bloom.

No More Road Trips

“No More Road Trips?” screens March 21 at the Henry Art Gallery.

Richard Goode
7:30 p.m., March 20 | Meany Hall
Hailed for music-making of tremendous emotional power and sensitivity, Goode is acknowledged as a master interpreter of Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Mozart and Schubert. More info.

Screening: “No More Road Trips?”
7 p.m., March 21 | Henry Art Gallery
This film provides a dream ride through 20th-century America made entirely from home movies, and asks whether we’ve come to the end of the open road. This is a silent movie meant to be shown to audiences that ask questions, make comments, disagree with one another, and generally act like vocal sports spectators or the rowdies in the pit in front of the Elizabethan stage. More info.

Design Program in Rome Photographs
Through March 21 | University of Washington Club
A small sampling of the photos shot by the students who participated in the 2013 Design Program in Rome, which was led by Chris Ozubko, professor of design. More info.

Circa

Circa performs March 22-23 at Meany Hall.Justin Nicolas

Circa
March 22-23 | Meany Hall
This Australian group blends acrobatics and movement to redefine the nature of circus as a provocative and contemporary art form. Combining what the New York Times calls “astonishing physical mastery” and “poetic resonance,” Circa’s performances push the boundaries between cirque and dance. In its Meany Hall debut, the troupe of seven presents an immersive experience blending bodies, light, and sound, with a soundtrack by Jacques Brel, Leonard Cohen and Radiohead. More info.

Barry Lieberman and Friends: Spencer Hoveskeland
2 p.m., March 22-23 | Brechemin Auditorium
Pacific Northwest musician Hoveskeland performs a recital of works for double bass, including two U.S. premieres by the American composer Johnterryl Plumeri. More info.

“School Photos and Their Afterlives: A Comparative Jewish Perspective”
7:30 p.m., March 31 and April 2 | Kane Hall 220
Photography’s role in nationalism and Jewish identity from the 19th century through World War II is the subject of the 2014 Samuel and Althea Stroum Lectures in Jewish Studies. This year’s speakers are  Marianne Hirsch of Columbia University and Leo Spitzer of Dartmouth College. Both reception are free and open to the public, followed by a kosher reception. More info.

  • March 31, “School Photos in the Era of Assimilation: Jews, Indians, and Blacks”
  • April 2, “Framing Children: The Holocaust and After.”
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