UW News

May 21, 2015

Arts Roundup: Jazz, yoga – and Cloud Chamber Bowls

College of Arts & Sciences

The School of Music offers a variety of events this week, highlighting jazz modern, percussion,  and the music and instruments of 20th century composer Harry Partch. ArtsUW presents its final Arts Dawgs reception of the year, co-hosted by the School of Art + Art History + Design at the Henry Art Gallery, celebrating the opening of the MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition; and if you’re looking for a comedy of manners, don’t miss the School of Drama’s production of “Boy’s Life,” opening next week.

Jazz Innovations Part II
7:30 p.m., May 21 | Brechemin Auditorium
Student jazz ensembles pay homage to the icons of jazz and break new ground with original progressive compositions. More info. 

Video yoga

Video yoga at the Henry Art Gallery.

Video // yoga
12:30 p.m., May 21 | Henry Art Gallery
This series of yoga classes, on the third Thursday of each month, is taught side-by-side with video art, creating an immersive visual and yogic experience. More info. 

Mallethead Series: “50 years of Collier and Dean”
7:30 p.m., May 22 | Meany Studio Theatre
Percussionist and UW Professor Tom Collier and bassist Dan Dean celebrate their 50-year musical partnership with an evening of music from throughout their performance career. More info.

MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition
May 23 – June 21 | Henry Art Gallery
Each year, the Henry presents the School of Art + Art History + Design’s Master of Fine Arts and Master of Design thesis exhibition. During their time in the School, students consult with academic advisers and working artists to develop advanced techniques, expand concepts, and discuss critical issues. They emerge with a vision and direction for their own work, which is embodied in the pieces they have chosen to present. More info. 

  • 7 p.m., May 22 – Opening reception hosted by Arts Dawgs and the School of Art + Art History + Design. Free and open to the public.
The Cloud Chamber Bowls invented by Harry Partch are included in the collection of instruments in residence at the UW.

The Cloud Chamber Bowls invented by Harry Partch are included in the collection of instruments in residence at the UW.Joanne De Pue

Music of Today: The Music of Harry Partch
7:30 p.m., May 26 | Meany Studio Theatre
UW Music students and faculty perform music by 20th century composer Harry Partch on the composer’s unique handmade instruments, which are now in residence at the University of Washington. More info. Watch the video. 

“Boy’s Life”
May 27 – June 7 | Penthouse Theater
This bitingly funny comedy of manners by Howard Korder follows three former college buddies as they stumble through their 20s – and their various relationships with women – attempting to come to terms with life and the meaning of manhood. Professor Valarie Curtis-Newton directs the School of Drama’s talented undergraduate students in this intelligent, modern story of what it means to grow up. More info. 

“Stories from Chinatown: A living theater project”
11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., May 30 | Multiple locations, Seattle
An exploratory theater conference held in the heart of Seattle’s Chinatown and organized by School of Drama senior and Mary Gates Scholar Elizabeth Wu. The conference will involve site-specific performances, panel discussions with leading Seattle Asian-American theater artists, a dim sum lunch and a keynote speech by award-winning playwright Philip Kan Gotanda. Tickets are $20-42. Learn more.

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