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February 25, 2015

Arts Roundup: Music, drama — and Mark Morris Dance Group

As February ends and March begins, the arts present a variety of events. In drama, the Undergraduate Theater Society’s production of “Cabaret” continues and the School of Drama opens the slapstick satire, “The Hostage.”  In music, Piano Professor Robin McCabe gears up for her faculty recital. Meanwhile, students in the Dance Program prepare for the Dance Majors Concert.

In addition, the UW World Series presents the Mark Morris Dance Group, with the Graduate School hosting Mark Morris for the Danz lecture.

Prized Fractals

UW Campus and Concert Bands perform Feb. 26 at Meany Theater.

Feb. 26-March 8 | Cabaret Theater, Hutchinson Hall
The Undergraduate Theater Society presents this classic musical based on a book written by Christopher Isherwood, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. More info.

Incite and Insight Lecture: Kristan Kennedy
7 p.m., Feb. 26 | Henry Art Gallery
This lecture series, presented by the Henry and Cornish College of the Arts, promotes engagement with contemporary art practice. In this session, artist, curator and educator Kristan Kennedy will focus on her curatorial work, which involves commissioning international emerging artists to create large-scale, site-specific installations and solo projects that exist at the borders of genres. More info.

Prized: Fractal Landscapes
7:30 p.m., Feb. 26 | Meany Theater
The Symphonic, Concert and Campus Bands perform works by prize-winning composers, including “Skating on the Cheyenne,” by Ross Lee Finney; and “Lullaby,” by Leslie Bassett. More info.

The Hostage

“The Hostage” opens March 6 at the Jones Playhouse. Left: Rebekah Patti and Mohammed Rudy Roushdi.Mike Hipple

“51 Days”
Feb. 27-March 7 | Sand Point Gallery
Students in this quarter’s Interdisciplinary Visual Arts capstone class led by Professor Curt Labitzke present their work in this show. 6 p.m., Feb. 27, opening reception. More info.

Faculty Recital
7:30 p.m., March 2 | Meany Hall
Piano Professor Robin McCabe performs Ravel’s colorful and evocative suite, “Miroirs,” and then is joined by students from her UW studio for a display of piano fortitude involving eight hands on two pianos for festive performances of Bizet’s “Carmen Fantasy” and John Philip Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever.” More info.

“The Hostage”
March 4-15 | Jones Playhouse
Directed by third-year Master of Fine Art directing candidate Tina Polzin, this School of Drama production masks topical politics and serious discourse with slapstick, satire and musical numbers. More info.


Mark Morris Dance Group performs March 5-7 at Meany Hall.

“Home Base”
March 4-May 1 | Gould Pavilion
Architect and UW alumnus Jim Olson (’63) showcases a half-century of his work in this exhibit. Through collections of photos, architectural models, sketches and selected ephemera, one can see the evolution of his career in four junctures, age 18, 41, 61, and 74. More info.

  • 6 p.m., March 4, free opening reception and conversation in Gould Court.

Dance Majors Concert A & B
March 4-8 | Meany Studio Theater
Watch as UW Dance Majors express their creative voices through every aspect of dance, including choreography, production and design. These innovative young artists revel in creating original work, and in celebrating master choreographers from the past and present.  More info on Dance Majors Concert A and Concert B.

Mark Morris Dance Group
8 p.m., March 5-7 | Meany Theater
Returning to Meany Hall for the first time in nearly a decade, the Mark Morris Dance Group has enthralled critics, dance enthusiasts and novices alike with its amazing technical expertise, unique artistry and signature use of live music. More info.

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