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October 10, 2019

ArtsUW Roundup: Visit the Burke Museum, attend a Sankai Juku performance, and more.

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This week in the arts, attend a Washin Kai recital in classical Japanese, listen to the musical musings of Indigo Mist, converse over coffee, and more.

Visit the Burke on Indigenous Peoples’ Day

October 14, 10 am – 5pm | Burke Museum

As part of Opening Weekend, celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day in the City of Seattle at the Burke. There will be Indigenous performances, including UW groups, and opportunities to engage in conversation about the Burke’s collections throughout the day.

Grand Opening Weekend is also the grand opening of the new Off the Rez Cafė! Enjoy tasty fry bread and other Native foods in Off the Rez’s first brick-and-mortar location.

Tickets are $0 – $22 | More info

The Race of Contemporary Ballet

October 14, 2:30 pm | Meany Center

What’s at stake when Africanist aesthetics are driving creative assembly of contemporary ballet, but few Black dancers are allowed to take roles in these works, or are afforded the opportunity to choreograph in the most well-resourced institutions of dance? Join Department of Dance guest speaker Thomas F. DeFrantz for a lecture and discussion about cultural appropriation and interpellating Africanist aesthetics in dance.

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Indigo Mist

October 14, 7:30 pm, Doors at 6:30 pm | The Royal Room

Initially the brainchild of electro acoustic pioneer/composer Richard Karpen and Cuong Vu, Indigo Mist has become a vehicle for the musical musings of a group of forward reaching artists with tendencies towards experimentation. Having crossed paths over the years as University of Washington music faculty, the group is currently comprised Vu, Karpen, electro-acoustic composer and DXARTS director Juan Pampin, Ted Poor, whose prodigious drumming has recently been enlisted by Chris Thile and Andrew Bird, and 15 time Grammy winner, bassist/producer Steve Rodby.

Tickets are $15 | More info

Guest Pianist Recital: Antonio Pompa-Baldi

October 16, 7:30 pm| Brechemin Auditorium

The School of Music presents a solo piano recital by acclaimed artist Antonio Pompa-Baldi. Pompa-Baldi currently serves as Distinguished Professor of Piano at the Cleveland Institute of Music and as honorary guest professor and visiting professor at three universities in China, including the China Conservatory of Music.

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Sankai Juku: Meguri: Teeming Sea, Tranquil Land

October 17 – 19, 8 pm | Meany Center

Declared “one of the most original and startling dance theater groups to be seen” by The New York Times, Sankai Juku is renowned as Japan’s finest example of contemporary Butoh. Meguri: Teeming Sea, Tranquil Land is a poetic meditation on the passage of time as symbolized by the circulation of water and the seasonal transformation of the earth.

Tickets are $51 – $69 | More info

Washin Kai Event: Dramatic Recitation (Rodoku 朗読)

October 16, 7 – 9 pm | Kane Hall

Join The Department of Asian Languages and Literature for another dramatic recitation of a piece of classical Japanese literature. In this modern retelling of one of the most famous stories in Japanese samurai lore, the talented Kima Hotta will recite an adaptation of the novel Ninjō: Ataka no seki by Hiroaki Toda, which fleshes out the story for contemporary audiences and adds its own clever twist.

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Global Reciprocity: What Does it Mean to do Good in an Unequal World?

October 16, 4 – 5:30 pm | HUB 250

Join UW faculty and five UW international partners for a public discussion and reception. Whether you lead study abroad programs, research in the global south, and/or are interested in equity, race and diversity, learn how our international partners and UW faculty panelists navigate issues of reciprocity, structural inequality and connecting across difference.

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Screening and discussion of Sembene! The Inspiring Story of the Father of African Cinema

October 17, 3:30 – 5:30 pm | Allen Auditorium

In 1952, Ousmane Sembene, a Senegalese dockworker and fifth-grade dropout, began dreaming an impossible dream: to become the storyteller for a new Africa. This true story celebrates how the “father of African cinema,” against enormous odds, fought a monumental, 50-year battle to give Africans a voice. Sembene! was named one of the top ten films of the year by New York magazine.

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Coffee and Concepts: The Face of God

October 18, 2 – 4 pm | Hutchinson Hall

The interdisciplinary conversation series Coffee and Concepts is coming back this fall with a talk by School of Drama professor Scott Magelssen. Coffee and Concepts is a series of colloquium-style, informal gatherings where scholars from across campus who work in the field of performance (broadly conceived) will be presenting new work and work in progress. Come and share the pleasure to be their first listeners and readers.

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