UW News

May 5, 2020

ArtSci Roundup: Best Seat In the House with Department of Dance, In Plain Sight Film Series with the Henry, and more

During this time of uncertainty and isolation, find solace in digital opportunities to connect, share, and engage. Each week, we will share upcoming events that bring the UW, and the greater community, together online. 

Many of these online opportunities are streamed through Zoom. All UW faculty, staff, and students have access to Zoom Pro via UW-IT

Best Seat in the House

May 12 | Online streaming

Each week the Department of Dance will be featuring one or two dance films or performance footage that faculty have been involved with. Check this page every Tuesday to see the next video that you can watch from home.

Free | Access the Streaming and More Info

In Plain Sight Film Series: L’Appel à la Danse (The Call of Dance)

May 13, 7:30 – 9:00 PM | Online screening

A part of The Henry‘s In Plain Sight Film Series, The Call of Dance is a raw, immersive collection of moments in modern Senegalese dance that captures the complexity of this new era of multiplicity. In Senegal, traditional dance forms preserved for generations mix with modern dance influences from around the world. The interaction between tradition and globalization, catalyzed by creative young dancers, fuels an intense new cultural context for artistic expression, and creates a sensory and philosophical journey through the Senegal of today.

Tickets are $0 – $25 Buy Tickets and More Info

Silent Reading Party

May 13, 6:00 PM | Online streaming

Department of Dance Music Director Paul Moore has taken a lead role in the Stranger’s reading parties, as their resident musician. Moore plays exquisitely soft piano music for you and everyone else in the party—everything from Erik Satie to Radiohead to Duke Ellington. Take a look at actor and SNL alum Julia Sweeney‘s (BA, International Studies, ’82) endorsement of this event, where she praises Moore’s work . . . twice!

Choose your priceJoin the silent reading party

Drop-In Session: A Yoga Practice for Restful Sleep

May 18, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Online via Zoom

The Center for Child & Family Well-Being is offering weekly drop-in meditation sessions. This week, Robyn Long (MA, E-RYT) addresses the continual changes and uncertainty in our lives because of COVID-19 that have made it challenging for many of us to have restful sleep. In this session, participants will experience a gentle yoga sequence with postures that can soothe the nervous system and promote relaxation. At the end of the session, there will be a brief guided meditation. This session is based on the teachings of Sir Desikachar, who emphasized individualizing yoga to each person’s unique needs.

Free with registration | Register and More Info


Labor On-line: Virtual seminar Series, Spring 2020

Tuesdays at 1:15 PM and Wednesdays at 6:00 PM

This Spring, Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies hosts two weekly online seminars with a wide range of labor scholars and activists. These sessions are free and open to the public.

Free More Info & Series Schedule


Upcoming (Re)Defining American Labor seminars:
Hosted by the UW Tacoma Labor Solidarity Project

May 13 – How to Organize to Win: Nonviolent Direct Action in Historical Perspective
6:00 PM | Zoom: Please Register for access
Presented by: Professor Michael Honey, UW Tacoma

May 20 – The Evisceration of Civil Rights in the American Workplace
6:00 PM | Zoom: Please Register for access
Presented by: Professor Michael McCann, UW Political Science


Upcoming Labor in the 21st Century seminar:
Hosted by Labor Studies faculty at UW Bothell

May 12 – Social Movement Unionism from the Grassroots
1:30 PM | Zoom: Join URL
Presented by: Dan Berger, Professor, UW Bothell

May 19 – Organizing LGBT Women
1:30 PM | Zoom: Join URL
Presented by: Debbie Carlsen, Director LGBTQ Allyship, & Ching-in Chen, Professor, UW Bothell

Michelle Witt, executive/artistic director for the Meany Center for the Performing Arts. Story is about visiting Step Afrika! dance troup and the celebration of 100 years since UW-related artist Jacob Lawrence was born.

Meany Center Curtain Speeches

Ongoing | Meany Center Facebook and YouTube

Meany Center Executive and Artistic Director Michelle Witt prepares short curtain speeches from her home piano bench to introduce artists on the night they would have performed at Meany Hall’s Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater. In addition to the speech, in the video description there’s a list of links to online content by and about the artists, for viewers to explore:

Past Curtain Speeches:      

Upcoming Curtain Speeches:

  • May 18 – David Finckel & Wu Han with Philip Setzer

#BurkeFromHome Trivia Night

Every Friday, 7:00 PM | Virtual Event

Join the Burke Museum online on Fridays at 7 PM for #BurkeFromHome Trivia. The popular Burke Trivia Night is back—this time online to practice social distancing while having loads of fun! Get your nerd on with natural history and culture-themed trivia.

BYOB, snacks, and slippers!

Free, please register for access | Register & More Info

Looking for more?

Check out UWAA’s Stronger Together web page for more digital engagement opportunities.