UW News

May 23, 2017

Arts Roundup: UW Sings, Sueño, School of Art IVA Honors + Juried Show, I Dig Dinos, and Manimou Camara

This week in the arts, hear The University Singers, Women’s Choir, and Men’s Glee Club on one stage; see award-winning playwright José Rivera’s adaptation of the classic Life is a Dream, dig dinos at the Burke; check out the latest installment of the School of Art Graduation Exhibitions; and listen to a master drummer performs with his students.

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Friday, May 26, 7:30PM| Meany Theater

The University Singers, Women’s Choir, and Men’s Glee Club present their popular year-end concert, directed by Geoffrey Boers. More info.

May 26–28 & May 31–June 4| Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse

Sueño is Obie Award-winning playwright José Rivera’s translation and adaptation of Calderon de la Barca’s classic Life Is a Dream. Set in 1635, this metaphysical drama—renowned as one of the jewels of the Spanish Golden Age—follows the life of Segismundo, heir to the Spanish throne, imprisoned at birth after astrologers predict his kingship would ruin the country. Raised in isolation, his only companions are the nobleman Clotaldo—and God, though Calderon isn’t sure if God himself isn’t “the greatest dream of all.” More info. 

Through May 27 | Jacob Lawrence Gallery

The graduation show for students receiving bachelor’s degrees with Honors from Interdisciplinary Visual Arts. There will also be a juried selection of work by additional graduating students from IVA. More info.

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Sunday, May 28 | Burke Museum

Bring your budding paleontologist to the Burke for monthly fossilized fun. Enjoy three prehistoric stations every month ranging from touching real fossils, making discoveries in the dino dig pit, solving dinosaur mysteries, dino dress-up, and more. Activities and themes change monthly so there’s always something new!  More info.

Tuesday, May 30 | Meany Theater

Spring Quarter Visiting Artist Manimou Camara, master drummer and founder of Seattle-based percussion and dance company Dounia Djembe, performs with his students in this concert of music and dance of Guinea, West Africa. More info. 

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