UW News

March 4, 2019

ARTSUW Roundup: Opening of “In the Heart of America,” Dance Majors Concert, Emerson String Quartet, and more!

This week in the arts, attend a performance with Emerson String Quartet, partake in the Strange Coupling silent and live auction, see the film screening of “The Gold Fish Casino,” and more!

In the Heart of America

March 6 – 17 (previews March 2 & 5) | Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse

In the shadow of the Gulf War, a young Palestinian woman’s quest to learn what happened to her Marine brother, Remzi, leads her to a Kentuckian Marine named Craver. Through a poetic web of time leaps and apparitions, we see the two soldiers fall in love against the backdrop of war. Woven into that story, the ghost of a Vietnamese mother, Lu Ming, seeks justice for her infant daughter, a victim of the 1968 massacre at My Lai. Obie Award-winning Playwright Naomi Wallace, known for her signature blend of politics, eroticism, and lyricism, here masterfully rings the gong of histories that still reverberate through our national body.

$10 for UW students | More Info.

Dance Majors Concert

March 6 – 10 | Meany Studio Theater

This year’s annual Dance Majors Concert features new works from eleven choreographers exploring themes of uniqueness through movement. The artists implicitly and explicitly share their subjective experiences of the many sides of vulnerability, memories and risk-taking. The works of these emerging student choreographers come together in a diverse and engaging concert, showcasing multiple styles of dance, from ballet to contemporary modern to street styles.The dance majors and the UW Department of Dance invite the audience into an inclusive space, developed by students, in support of the expression of new dance art in Seattle.

UW Dance Major Choreographers: 
Michelle Ascencio, Madison Bristol, Saulyman Corr, Katie Daugherty, Megumi Hosaka,
Kelly Langeslay, Chloe Miller, Sabrina Kim, Charlotte Schoen, Megan Sellman, Maria Villegas

$10 for UW students | More Info.

Emerson String Quartet

March 6, 7:30 pm | Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater

In this new program, the Emerson Quartet explores three famous quartets written as elegies: Barber’s Adagio, probably the most famous elegy ever written; Britten’s third quartet and final work, completed on his death bed; and Beethoven’s Opus 59, No.1, in which he references the Freemasons and their philosophies of mourning and resurrection. 

$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. | More Info.

Strange Coupling: Auctions + Pairing Announcements

March 7, 6:00 pm | Jacob Lawrence Gallery

Strange Coupling has been a student-run tradition in the School’s Division of Art since 2002. It brings together the UW and the greater Seattle art community by pairing students with professional artists for a collaborative project. Strange Coupling creates opportunities for mentorship, allows space for experimentation, and challenges participants to work with a creative partner whose practice differs from their own.

There will be a live and silent auction of artwork by faculty and past Strange Coupling participants, as well as an announcement of artist / student pairings. All proceeds from the auctions directly support the collaborative projects of the couples.

Free | More Info.

Book Presentation | Odysseys of Recognition: Performing Intersubjectivity in Homer, Aristotle, Shakespeare, Goethe, and Kleist

March 8, 2:30 pm | Denny Hall (DEN) 359

Odysseys of Recognition claims that interpersonal recognition is constituted by performance, and brings performance theory into dialogue with poetics, politics, and philosophy. By observing Odysseus figures from Homer to Kleist, UW Germanics Assistant Professor Ellwood Wiggins offers an alternative to conventional intellectual histories that situate the invention of the interior self in modernity.

Free | More Info.

UW Symphony with Concerto Competition Winners

March 8, 7:30 pm | Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater

David Alexander Rahbee conduct the University Symphony in a program of music by Strauss and de Falla and performances by winners of the UW Concerto Competition.

$10 for UW students | More Info.

Film Screening & Conversation: The Gold Fish Casino

March 9, 2:00 pm | Henry Art Gallery

This splashy queer musical about Salmon migration, Water Wars and the uprising of an emergent water commons is adapted from a play written by poet/theorist July Hazard. The journey of The Salmon transports the audience to the surreal constructed landscape of The Gold Fish Casino where she must gamble her eggs for enough water to pass upstream to spawn. In her struggle, the Salmon encounters a menagerie of downtrodden and displaced River Creatures as well as the menacing yet tuneful Army Chorus of Engineers. As a storm brews in the distance, the Water Tycoon shuffles in for a cataclysmic showdown. Will the Salmon and her fellow creatures rise up? Or will it all go down the drain?

The film features a queer and trans ensemble of artists, activists, plumbers and scientists. Rife with double entendre, musical numbers and stunning art direction, The Gold Fish Casino conjures a world at once fantastical and eerily familiar.

Following the screening, director Sarolta Jane Vay, science consultant and performer, Cleo Woelfle-Erskine, and playwright July Hazard will gather for a lively conversation with the audience about their collaborations through the lenses of art, environmental, and queer practices and ideologies. Co-presented with Three Dollar Bill Cinema.

$6 for UW students | More Info.

Studio Jazz Ensemble & UW Modern Band

March 11, 7:30 pm | Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater

The Studio Jazz Ensemble performs big band arrangements and repertory selections. The Modern Band performs innovative arrangements of jazz standards, selections from the outer limits of the genre, and new original compositions.

$10 for UW students | More Info.