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January 17, 2020

ArtsUW Roundup: Midori with Jean-Yves Thibaudet, UW Dance Presents, Burke NiteLife, and more

This week in the arts, see a film screening at SAM, partake in a party at the Burke, attend a Department of Dance concert, and more!

Film: “Edo Avant Garde: How Japan Invented Modern Art” with filmmaker Linda Hoaglund

January 20, 1:00 – 4:00 pm | Seattle Art Museum

Visit the Seattle Art Museum for a screening with director Linda HoaglundEdo Avant-Garde is a feature documentary film that tells the untold story of the vital role Japanese artists of the Edo era (1603 – 1868) played in pioneering “modern art.” During the Edo era, Japan prospered in peaceful isolation from Western powers, while audacious artists innovated abstraction, minimalism, surrealism and the illusion of 3-D. Their originality is most striking in images of the natural world depicted with gold leaf on large-scale folding screens that anticipate 20th-century installation art.

Free, RSVP required More Info | RSVP


Midori with Jean-Yves Thibaudet

January 23, 7:30 pm | Meany Center

One of the most admired violinists in the world today, Grammy-winner Midori transfixes audiences wherever she performs. Her graceful precision and intimate expression allow the listening public to not only hear the music, but be moved by it. Playing with “characteristic verve, fire and tonal gleam” (Chicago Classical Review), she is joined by pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, a major force in classical music, from fashion and films to recordings and collaborations. This charismatic duo will present an all-Beethoven recital program in honor of the composer’s 250th anniversary.

$10 discounted tickets for UW students | More info

UW Dance Presents

January 23 – 26 | Meany Center – Studio Theatre

The UW Department of Dance is thrilled to present new works from nationally and internationally recognized choreographers Alethea Alexander, Rachael Lincoln, Adele Nickel, Dani Tirrell and “Majinn” Mike O’Neal Jr. in a concert featuring premieres of collaborations that question hierarchies in art and life. Accompanying new works generated from a diverse range of contemporary movement lexicons, the bill also includes original sound scores from composers Ivory Smith and Dr. Kaley Lane Eaton and an ensemble improvisation by AVID (Scott Davis, Aiko Kinoshita, Rachael Lincoln, Aaron Swartzman and Tamin Totzke).

$10- $20 More info

Burke NiteLife: Earth

January 24, 7 – 11 pm

Get a close-up look at our planet at this rockin’ after-hours party! Chat with Burke experts and see collections up close, from fossils to rocks to minerals, and enjoy drinks with friends.

  • Feel the ground move under your feet with live music from DJ Phenohype.
  • Enjoy a cocktail by Westland Distillery (on the rocks of course).
  • Mingle with and see performances by drag artists Cranberry, Kylie Mooncake, Noona Kween, Rylee Raw, and Sir Killer Bunny.
  • Make an EARTH-inspired woven ring with CHamoru artist Roquin Siongco.

21+ with valid ID. $25 – $35 general admission. | More Info