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January 13, 2016

Arts Roundup: Dance Faculty Concert, the UW Big Band – and the Peking Acrobats


From acrobats to jazz, and from dance to thirteenth-century Japanese literature, there’s an arts event for everybody this week. Catch the UW Big Band’s January concert, visit the Penthouse Theater for a new play workshop from the School of Drama, or catch a lecture about legendary dance choreographer Trisha Brown at the Henry. Head over to Meany Hall for this year’s Dance Faculty Concert or a performance by the world-renowned Peking Acrobats.

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UW Big Band and Jazz Studies Faculty perform together with guitarist Bill Frisell, January 15.

Bill Frisell & Michael Gibbs with the UW Big Band and Jazz Studies Faculty
7:30 p.m., January 15 | Meany Theater
Guitarist Bill Frisell and jazz composer/arranger Michael Gibbs team up with the UW Big Band and Jazz Studies faculty for a concert of Frisell’s music. More info.

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Dance Faculty Concert, January 20-24

Dance Faculty Concert
January 20-24 | Meany Studio Theater
This popular annual concert showcases originally choreography – from ballet to contemporary dance, musical theater to tango – by UW’s nationally and internationally recognized faculty. Pieces will be performed by advanced dance students, faculty and guest artists. More info.

Trisha Brown Lecture: Connecting Visual Art and Choreography
7 p.m., January 22 | Henry Art Gallery
Curator Susan Rosenberg examines the work of legendary dancer and choreographer Trisha Brown through the lens of visual art. This lecture is the first in a series of upcoming events and performances celebrating Brown’s legacy. More info.

“The Tale of the Heike” (New Play Workshop)
January 22-24 | Penthouse Theater
UW Drama takes a fresh look at one of the most influential works in Japanese literature and culture in this new play workshop, directed by ACT artistic director Kurt Beattie. More info.

The Peking Acrobats

The Peking Acrobats give back-to-back performances on January 23.

The Peking Acrobats
3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., January 23| Meany Theater
The Peking Acrobats bring trick-cycling, precision tumbling, somersaulting, gymnastics, contortions and other gravity-defying stunts to their UW World Series appearance in Meany Theater. More info.


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