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October 4, 2017

Arts Roundup: BANDALOOP, Material Performance, Brian Jungen, Nathan Lee, Chamber Dance Concert

This week in the arts, the School of Art + Art History + Design second year MFA show continues at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery; a final look at Brian Jungen’s exploration of First Nations culture and globalism; BANDALOOP turns Meany’s dance floor on its side; a child virtuoso takes the Brechemin stage; and innovative choreographers fuse dance with social activism.

Through November 4| Jacob Lawrence Gallery

See work created by students beginning their second year in the Master of Fine Arts program. More info.

October 5–7  | Meany Theater

A pioneer in vertical dance performance, BANDALOOP weaves dynamic physicality, intricate choreography and the art of climbing to turn the dance floor on its side — performing on theaters, museums, skyscrapers, bridges, billboards and historical sites, and on the sides of cliffs. This season, we join the company in unexplored territory, commissioning a new work with music by Gabriel Prokofiev. Also on the program: Harboring, a multi-dimensional dance that moves indoors and out, evoking maritime images of travel, memory and the ocean’s fluidity. More info.

Through October 8 | Henry Art Gallery

This upcoming iteration of Viewpoints features four drawings by Brian Jungen (British Columbia, born 1970) that raise questions about the perception and representation of Native identity in a context where traditional First Nations culture overlaps with contemporary globalism.  More info.


October 8 | Brechemin Auditorium

Seattle-area pianist Nathan Lee began playing the piano at age six and made his orchestral debut at the age of nine. He studies with Dr. Sasha Starcevich. Recent engagements include a performance with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra on NPR’s From the Top, an appearance on Radio France with Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and an upcoming performance with the Seattle Symphony. In his October 8 recital, he performs music by Bach, Kapustin, and others. More info.

Dancer on floor enveloped in elastic fabricCHAMBER DANCE CONCERT
October 12–15 | Meany Theater

As champions of social and artistic change throughout the 20th Century, the choreographers featured in this concert tackled such hot button issues as equal rights, homelessness, politics, African American repression and more. Ranging from Isadora Duncan to Crystal Pite, these innovative choreographers fused dance with social activism that has influenced modern dance for decades.  More info.


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