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October 1, 2014

Arts Roundup: Music, The Big Draw — and Chamber Dance Company

Fall quarter has started, which means the weekly arts roundup is back in action. This week, the Burke is hosting The Big Draw as part of the international day celebrating all things drawing, or, if music is more your tempo, renowned Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis performs at Meany Hall on Oct. 4.

Finally, mark your calendars for Oct. 9-12 as the Chamber Dance Company takes center stage at Meany Hall for its annual production. All this and more as we head into October and take advantage of all the fall arts offerings.

Maria Adams

Untitled by Maria Adams, 2014, marker on paper, 9×12″

Burke Trivia Night
8 p.m., Oct. 2 | College Pub Inn
This monthly pub quiz for science buffs, culture gurus, and museum lovers encourages you to bring your friends and test your knowledge of the natural world. Sponsored by the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture. More info.

Ethnomusicology: Musical Voices From Myanmar
7:30 p.m., Oct. 3 | Brechemin Audiotrium
Join the UW School of Music for an evening of scholarship and performance focused on the music of Burma. Guests include lecturer Gavin Douglas, faculty member at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro; pianist Kit Young; and Ne Myo Aung, Fulbright scholar from Yangon, Myanmar. More info.

The Big Draw
10 a.m., Oct. 4 | Burke Museum
The Burke Museum celebrates the 14th annual Big Draw Day and invites members of the public to flex their drawing muscles. For one day only, they’re partnering with DXARTS to turn the museum into a giant art studio. They’ll provide the paper, drawing tools, and models you provide the creativity. More info.

Marsalis “Well-Tempered”
7:30 p.m., Oct. 4 | Meany Theater
Grammy Award-winning saxophonist, Tony Award nominee and composer Branford Marsalis joins the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia to preform Baroque masterpieces. More info.

Summer Work by Second-Year MFA Students
Students from each of the three Master of Fine Arts programs — 3D4M: ceramics + glass + sculpture, Painting + Drawing and Photomedia — will be showing work during the first full week of October. 

Chamber Dance Company

Susan Marshall’s “Cloudless.”

Performing Arts Lecture Series: Odai Johnson
7:30 p.m., Oct. 7 | Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theater
Bob Dylan wrote of the great loss of artistry he suffered after Woodstock, when he no longer could look at the world because he had become instead the thing looked at. This first talk of the series considers the predatory relationship of celebrity to the artist it feeds upon. Sometimes it feasts upon the private life, but usually it begins with the choice bits – the artistic impulse itself. Johnson is a professor of theater history and the head of the School of Drama’s doctoral program, as well as a founding member of the Center for Performance Studies. More info.

  • For information on the Performing Arts Lecture Series, read the full story here.

Chamber Dance Company
Oct. 9-12 | Meany Theater
Described as “pure, buoyant delight for audiences” by the Seattle Times, the Chamber Dance Company consists of professional dancers now pursuing MFA degrees. The company, known for meticulously reconstructing modern dance works of historic and artistic significance, is performing excerpts from “Cloudless” by Susan Marshall, a leading voice in the post-modern era; “Jardí Tancat” by internationally renowned choreographer Nacho Duato and “To Have and To Hold” by Danial Shapiro and Joanie Smith. More info.

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