UW News

November 19, 2014

Arts Roundup: Drama, dance — and ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’

Have you ever considered the implications of privacy around art and cultural institutions? Then don’t miss the three-day symposium “Surveillance and Privacy: Art, Law and Social Practice” hosted by the Henry Art Gallery and the Center for Digital Art and Experimental Media (DXARTS).  Or, if you’re looking for a performance to attend, UW World Series hosts David Roussève, School of Music presents Jazz Innovations, and the Undergraduate Theater Society debuts “The Picture of Dorian Gray.” All this and more coming up in the next seven days.

David Roussève/ Reality performs Nov. 20 in Meany Theater.

David Roussève/ Reality performs Nov. 20 in Meany Theater.

“Sweet Charity”
Nov. 14 – 23 | Meany Studio Theater
Don’t miss the last weekend to see this inaugural production from the UW’s Musical Theater program. This musical takes a tender, poignant and funny look at the love adventures — or rather misadventures — of the gullible and guileless Charity Hope Valentine. The ideal vehicle to demonstrate the collaborative spirit on which the Musical Theater program is founded, this production will allow the strength of each member of the cast and creative team to shine. More info

Visiting scholar lecture: Fabio Barry
Nov. 20 | Art Building
Barry, assistant professor of art history at Stanford University, will give a presentation, “A Womb with a View: Santa Maria dei Miracoli, Venice and the Architectural Imaginary of the Virgin Mary.” More info.

Jazz Innovations Part I & II
Nov. 19-20 | Brechemin Auditorium
Student jazz ensembles pay homage to the icons of jazz and break new ground with original progressive jazz compositions. More info.

David Roussève/ Reality
Nov. 20 | Meany Theater
David Roussève, a Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Arts fellow and Bessie-Award winning choreographer, juxtaposes the intimate romanticism of Nat King Cole standards with the rough-edged, hip-hop-inflected original music of d. Sabela Grimes to redefine the coming-of-age story for the electronic age.  Lush, jazz-inflected dancing is leavened by angular representations of an African-American, gay, urban teen’s anxious dreams and challenges — visible only through his emotion-laden tweets and text messages, which are projected onto multiple surfaces. More info.

Symposium: Surveillance and Privacy: Art, Law and Social Practice
Nov. 20-22 | Henry Art Gallery
Henry Art Gallery, in collaboration with DXARTS, hosts this multi-day symposium focusing on the response of artists and cultural institutions to issues related to privacy and surveillance. Examining historical attitudes, contemporary perspectives, and prognostications about the future of privacy, the symposium will explore how changes in technology, law and social practices intermingle and impact public perceptions and cultural behavior.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

“The Picture of Dorian Gray,” Nov. 20-23, Dec. 3-7 in the Cabaret Theater.Andrew Tat

“The Picture of Dorian Gray”
Nov. 20-23, Dec. 3-7 | Cabaret Theater, Hutchinson Hall
In turn-of-the-century London, artist Basil Hallward paints a portrait of Dorian Gray, an impossibly attractive young man. When Dorian unknowingly trades his soul for permanent youth and beauty, he sinks into a life of darkness and debauchery, corrupting all who fall for his charms. Neil Bartlett takes Oscar Wilde’s classic story to the stage in a haunting new adaptation that explores the thin line between perception and reality. Presented by the Undergraduate Theater Society. More info.

Nov. 21-23 | Sand Point Gallery
Students in this quarter’s Interdisciplinary Visual Arts capstone class, led by School of Art + Art History+ Design Lecturer Timea Tihanyi, present their work in this exhibition. More info.

Here & Now: Native Artists Inspired Opening Weekend
Nov. 23 | Burke Museum
Hear from artists featured in the exhibit “Here & Now: Native Artists Inspired” during a panel discussion, and join them for in-gallery conversations about their work. See the documentary “Tracing Roots,” which offers a heartfelt glimpse into the world of Haida elder and weaver Delores Churchill, and visit with her daughter and renowned weaver Evelyn Vanderhoop. Get an up-close view of tools and techniques as Burke Curator Sven Haakanson demonstrates the process of cleaning and preparing a Kodiak bear intestine for use in clothing and boat-making. More info.

ArtBreak with Corrie Befort
Nov. 22 | Henry Art Gallery
ArtBreaks are facilitated gallery experiences led by a variety of artists, scholars and community members. Join Corrie Befort, collaborator and creator for Salt Horse as she explores the relationship between dance and contemporary art as seen in the exhibition “Ann Hamilton: the common S E N S E.” More info.

Object Narratives: Gut Skin Processing
Nov. 23 | Burke Museum
This multi-part series introduces visitors to the historical and cultural contexts of objects included in the Henry Art Gallery exhibition “Ann Hamilton: the common S E N S E.” Hear from different presenters at each session and explore the expanded narratives around the objects that have informed Hamilton’s exhibition from the collections of the Henry, Burke Museum and the UW Libraries Special Collections. More info.

Factory Showroom “Idleness”
Nov. 24-Dec. 30 | Jacob Lawrence Gallery
The second Showroom program as part of Factory — a series of displays, labor demonstrations, motivational speeches, quality controls and new product launches — organized to explore the question, “Is a school a factory?” The dialectical counterpoint to “Industry” — the first exhibition in the series which celebrated traditional, industrious studio practices and notions of labor from Rodin to El Anatsui — “Idleness” presents artists who embrace boredom, laziness, idleness, daydreaming, anti-labor and indifference as vital and generative activities for art production. More info.

Voice Division Recital
Nov. 24 | Brechemin Auditorium
UW voice students present their fall quarter divisional recital. More info.

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