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February 18, 2020

ArtsUW Roundup: Brazil’s Grupo Corpo, Scheidel Lecture with Regina G. Lawrence — and more

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This week in the arts, attend Critical Issues lecture series with Sadie Barnette, Grupo Corpo performs at the Meany Center, and more! To learn about more events taking place, visit ArtsUW.

2020 UW Department of Communication Scheidel Lecture

February 19, Reception: 3:45 pm, Lecture: 5 pm | Walker Ames Room, Kane 225

Join the Department of Communication and Dr. Regina G. Lawrence for a presentation on how journalists may be able to reframe their institutional and information authority through bold experiments in building deeper connections with the communities they serve.

Dr. Lawrence is the Associate Dean of the School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC) in Portland, and Director of the Agora Journalism Center at the University of Oregon. Her research focuses on press-state relations, journalism innovation, journalistic norms and routines, and the role of the media, gender, and social identity in political communication.

Free, RSVP encouraged | More Info and RSVP

Critical Issues in Contemporary Art Practice: Sadie Barnette

February 20, 7:00 pm | Henry Art Gallery

The 2020 Critical Issues Lecture Series takes place on Thursday evenings during winter quarter. It is organized by the School of Art + Art History + Design in collaboration with the Henry Art Gallery. The general public is invited to sit alongside degree-seeking individuals studying fine art in order to share ideas and raise questions about contemporary art.

Sadie Barnette utilizes drawing, photography, found objects, family memorabilia, and reimagined social spaces to effect earthly resistance and speculative escape. Combining the glittery, maximalist aesthetics of her childhood with the necessity of political resistance, her recent works engage as primary source material the 500-page FBI surveillance file kept on her father, Rodney Barnette, who founded the Compton, California, chapter of the Black Panther Party in 1968. In the artist’s hands, these repressive documents are reclaimed—splashed with pink spray paint and adorned with crystals—in an intergenerational assertion of the power of the personal as political.

Free, RSVP encouraged More Info and RSVP

Grupo Corpo

February 20-22, 8:00 | Meany Hall

Combining the sensuality of Afro-Brazilian dance forms with the technical prowess of ballet, Brazil’s leading contemporary dance company, Grupo Corpo, returns to Meany with two wildly different works, both Seattle premieres. In Bach, choreographer Rodrigo Pederneiras renders the baroque beautifully modern, unveiling an intoxicating game between what is heard and what is seen. With Gira, he delves into the religious traditions of his homeland with rich poetic imagery animated by gestures of praise and worship.

Arrive early and learn more about the performance! Join us at 7:10 p.m. in the Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater for an engaging and informative discussion with Pedro Pederneiras, founder and general director of Grupo Corpo. Pre-show talks are included with your ticket purchase.

Discounts available for UW staff, faculty and studentsMore Info and Tickets

Free Dance Criticism Pop-Up Workshop for Teens

February 22, 6:30pm and February 23, 12 – 2 pm| Meany Hall

The TeenTix Press Corps is presenting a Dance Criticism Pop-Up Workshop at Meany Center for the Performing Arts! This workshop is a two-day experience, with meetings on February 22 & 23, 2020. You’ll learn how to approach writing about dance, attend a performance of Grupo Corpo and try your hand at writing a dance review! The workshop will be taught by Seattle-based dance journalist and artist, Kaitlin McCarthy.

This workshop is free and includes a ticket to see Grupo Corpo at Meany Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Washington.

Free, limited registration More Info