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October 3, 2018

ArtsUW Roundup: Nrityagram Dance Ensemble, Michael Bierut Lecture, and more

This week in the arts, see a performance by an all-female Indian Classical dance ensemble, go to an exhibition opening at 4Culture Gallery, attend a lecture with a renowned graphic designer, and more!

Nrityagram Dance Ensemble

Nrityagram Dance Ensemble

October 4 to 6, 8 pm | Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater

The all-female Indian Classical dance ensemble’s daily life of intensive training and meditation brings to the stage compelling performances that are at once sensual and lyrical.

“The only proper response to dancers this amazing is worship.”
— The New York Times

$10 tickets for UW students when you show your Husky ID in advance at the ArtsUW Ticket Office or on the night of the show at the Box Office at Meany Hall.

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Haein Kang. Illusion, 2017. Multimedia installation.

Exhibition Opening: Illusion, multimedia installation by Haein Kang

October 4, 6 to 8 pm | 4Culture Gallery

Illusion is an instrument powered by alpha brain waves, signals produced by our visual cortex in the absence of optical stimuli or when we close our eyes and relax. Haein Kang, a PhD candidate at DXARTS, interactive audiovisual installation integrates percussion instruments, video projection, and EEG signals.

This exhibition is supported by a 4Culture Art Projects grant, CoMotion MakerSpace, and DXARTS at the University of Washington.

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Michael Bierut, Pentagram: Graphic Design and the Third Dimension

Michael Bierut, Pentagram

October 4, 7 to 8:30 pm| Kane Hall

The world of the graphic designer is often confined to the flat realms of paper and screens. Michael Bierut will discuss what happens when the discipline engages with architecture, both as a subject, as a context, and as a challenge.

This program is brought to you by UW Landscape and Architecture Department and UW School of Art+Art History+Design, Division of Design.

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Martha Friedman: Castoffs [installation view, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle]. 2018. Photo: Mark Woods, courtesy of the Henry.

Curator Talk: Form, Function, and the Body

October 6, 2 to 3 pm | Henry Art Gallery

Join curators as they share their perspectives and expand upon core ideas in current exhibitions. In this gallery talk, Nina Bozicnik, associate curator, will discuss the making of the work in Martha Friedman: Castoffs and the ways these figurative sculptures disarticulate the body and challenge inherited fictions.

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Chamber Dance Company

Chamber Dance Concert

October 11 to 14 | Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater

For its 28th season, the Chamber Dance Company received a National Endowment for the Arts: Art Works grant to present choreography by Harald Kreutzberg (1902-1968). The 2018 concert, Unspoken, addresses matters that are expressed most poignantly with movement––these voiceless works speak fully and deeply through the art of dance.

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