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January 27, 2016

Arts Roundup: Visual Art, So Percussion – and ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’


From art exhibitions to musical theater, dance and percussion – there is an arts event to catch your attention this week. Join John Knight for a lecture about contemporary art or head over to the Henry Art Gallery for an exhibition highlighting conceptions of self, beauty and individual freedom. If you are looking for a laugh, check out “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” a musical comedy presented by the UW Musical Theater program.

Critical Issues in Contemporary Art Practice: John Knight
7:00 p.m., January 28| Meany Theater
The School of Art + Art History + Design kicks off winter quarter with a lecture series about contemporary art practice. Join the conversation with Los Angeles artist John Knight. More info.

So Percussion

So Percussion performs at Meany Hall for one night only, January 31credit: Live Well Photo

So Percussion
7:30 p.m., January 31 | Meany Theater
So Percussion, presented by UW World Series, redefines the modern percussion ensemble with immersive multi-genre programs. More info.

Trisha Brown Dance Company
8:00 pm, February 4 – 6 | Meany Theater
A pioneer and maverick of postmodern dance, Washington state native Trish Brown has spent a lifetime pushing the limits of choreography. Her dance company returns to Meany Theater as part of UW World Series for a retrospective of Brown’s stage work. More info.

Body Parts

“Body Parts” on display through February 7 at the Henry Art Gallery

Body Parts
Through February 7 | Henry Art Gallery
Ranging from messy cut-and-paste compositions to digital, constructed photography, Body Parts applies collage methods and strategies to figurative representation. This exhibition includes works by Daniel Gordon, Thomas Hirschhorn, Eva Kot’átková, Wangechi Mutu and others. More info.


This year's Musical Theater program production runs through February 7.

This year’s Musical Theater production runs through February 7.credit: Mike Hipple

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
January 27 – February 7 | Jones Playhouse
UW’s Musical Theater program presents a warmhearted musical comedy chronicling the experiences of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. More info.


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