UW News

January 17, 2017

Three unique pieces comprise 2017 Dance Faculty Concert Jan. 20-22

UW News

The University of Washington Dance Program will team with the “vertical dance company” BANDALOOP for part of its annual Dance Faculty Concert, to be held Jan. 20 – 22 in Meany Hall.

A dance piece titled “Groundswell” — one of three to be performed — is an excerpt from a longer BANDALOOP work titled “Harboring” that involves eight dancers, four of whom are suspended low to the stage with ropes and harnesses.

The UW performance of “Groundswell” will mark the first time the piece has been performed on a regular stage.” The work was restaged by Rachael Lincoln, UW assistant professor of dance, with guest artist Melecio Estrella, assistant artistic director of BANDALOOP.

Also in the evening, composer Maurice Ravel‘s timeless Boléro is explored in choreography by assistant professor Bruce McCormick, aided and accompanied by two concert grand pianos.

For a piece titled “Begin Again,” associate professor and Dance Program director Jennifer Salk collaborates with digital artist Martin Jarmick and composer Paul Moore, aided by six projection screens that move to “continually create and destroy landscapes for the dancers to navigate.”

Costumes for the program were designed by Christine Meyers and Michelle Lesniak.

The UW Dance Program’s reimagining of BANDALOOP’s work is supported by the Mellon Creative Fellowship Initiative Project, through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Tickets to the concert are $10-$20 in advance, available online at artsuw.org, by phoning 206-543-4880 or at the ArtsUW Ticket Office, 1313 NE 41st Street.