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October 12, 2016

Arts Roundup: Chamber Dance Company, Mindfulness Meditation – and Stylus Fantasticus


The Chamber Dance Company celebrates the birth of post-modern dance in Meany Hall, the School of Drama opens its season with a modern retelling of a Greek classic, and School of Music faculty members Stephen Stubbs and Tekla Cunningham give a performance of 17th century works. The Henry Art Gallery invites the public to practice mindfulness meditation and the Burke Museum celebrates the rugged beauty of the Wild Nearby.


Chamber Dance Company

Laura Halm in Zvi Gotheiner’s “Chairs”Photo: UW Dance Program

Chamber Dance Company
October 13-16 | Meany Theater
The UW Dance Program’s Chamber Dance Company presents works made famous by the Judson Dance Theater in the 1960s, giving audiences a chance to see rarely performed post-modern dances choreographed by Steve Paxton, Lucinda Childs, Trisha Brown and Yvonne Rainer. More info

Mindfulness Meditation
12:30 p.m., October 13 | Henry Art Gallery
The Henry Art Gallery invites the public to gain a general sense of health and well-being by practicing mindfulness meditation in the gallery’s Skyspace. Registration is not required for this lunch hour event; participants should check in at the front desk for information. More info

Iphigenia and Other Daughters
October 18- 30 | Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theater
The School of Drama opens its 2016-2017 season with modern retelling of the ancient Greek tale of Iphigenia. This three-play cycle follows the ill-fated children of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon as they become players in the family tragedy — and victims of it. More info

Stephen Stubbs & Tekla Cunningham

Stephen Stubbs & Tekla CunninghamPhoto: Tess Altiveros

Stephen Stubbs & Tekla Cunningham: Stylus Fantasticus
7:30 p.m., October 20 | Meany Theater
Faculty artists Stephen Stubbs (lute and guitar) and Tekla Cunningham (violin) display their instrumental and improvisational agility in a free-form, quasi-improvised performance of 17th-century music. They are joined onstage by Pacific MusicWorks colleague Maxine Eilander (harp) in this performance of music by Farina, Fontana, Schmelzer, and Biber. More info

Washington's North Cascades

Washington’s North CascadesPhoto: Thomas Bancroft

Wild Nearby
Open through February 5 | Burke Museum
The Burke Museum’s current exhibit celebrates the rugged beauty and biological diversity of Washington State’s North Cascades. Visitors can immerse themselves in the sights, sounds and stories of one of the largest wildlands in the country. More info



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