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December 22, 2021

ArtSci Roundup: UW Dance Presents, 2022 History Lecture Series, and more

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Restoring Public Trust in Higher Education

January 6, 6-7:30 PM | Online

Recent studies show a trend of declining trust in higher education among Americans of both major political parties – but is this trend warranted? The 8th annual UW Impact Legislative Preview brings leaders from the worlds of private and public higher education and state government together to discuss what can be done to restore confidence in our colleges and universities.

UW President Ana Mari Cauce, Seattle University President Eduardo Peñalver and Washington State Representative Debra Entenman (D-47) share their perspectives, while the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education presents the data.

Don’t miss this critical conversation!

Free | Register & more info

Restless Pursuits in Art & Literature: A Writing Workshop with Rena Priest

January 8, 1:00 – 2:30 PM | Henry Art Gallery South Gallery

On the occasion of Diana Al-Hadid: Archive of Longings, the Henry Art Gallery presents a series of writing workshops with three Pacific Northwest writers who will lead sessions that continue the processes of influence suggested in Al-Hadid’s work, as well as give community participants opportunity to consider “archives” that live close to home and heart.

In the second workshop of the series, Washington State poet laureate Rena Priest asks, what is this impulse to write and create art? Is it a wish to document, preserve, and archive the poignant moments of our lives? Is it a wish to respond to the beautiful things we encounter? To explain the questions and desires within us? This writing workshop will offer opportunities to reflect upon the work in the exhibition, as well as to make our own attempts at creating work that acts as a bridge for thoughts, feelings, and moments across time and space, while archiving information in the climate-controlled rooms of our poems, essays, and stories.

Free for UW faculty, staff, & students | Register & more info

UW Dance Presents

January 19 – 22 | Meany Hall

The Department of Dance is excited to present new works by acclaimed faculty choreographers Etienne CakpoAlana Isiguen, Juliet McMains, Roel Seeber, Ben White, and Rachael Lincoln, who is collaborating with guest artist Leslie Seiters. The wisdom of experience and the energy of youth are paired in this program featuring works crafted by seasoned choreographers collaborating with student dancers, whose fresh vitality inspires hope for a renewed future. In addition to the dynamic athleticism of youth, audiences will be treated to the nuances of mature professionalism in a new work created and performed by Rachael Lincoln and Leslie Seiters, whose partnerships has been lauded as “a perfect balance of precision, play, and masterful pacing that frames their choreographic images with an almost sacred aura.” (Seattle Dances, 2016)

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Packaged Black: Derrick Adams and Barbara Earl Thomas

Through May 1 | Henry Art Gallery

Packaged Black at the Henry Art Gallery brings together the work of artists Derrick Adams (b. 1970, Baltimore, MD) and Barbara Earl Thomas (b. 1948, Seattle, WA) in a collaborative, multi-media installation developed from their shared dialogue about representation, Black identity, and practices of cultural resistance. This exhibition is a synthesis of a multi-year, intergenerational, and cross-country exchange between New York-based Adams and Seattle-based Thomas that began after the two artists exhibited work alongside each other in a group show at the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2017.

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2022 History Lecture Series: Capitalism in Action: Culture, Power, History

Ongoing | Online via Zoom

The History Lecture Series returns in January 2022 with three presentations by UW history faculty on global capitalism. Speakers will cover everything from financial crises to tea to the Jaffa orange. This year, each talk will be broadcast online for viewers all over the world and will be followed by a live Q&A hosted by Professor Charity Urbanski

Upcoming events in the series:

  • International Capitalist Crises, from the Late Middle Ages to the 21st Century: January 19, 6:00 – 7:00 PM
  • Commodities and Capitalism: A Tale of Tea in China and India: January 26, 6:00 – 7:00 PM

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Katz Distinguished Lecture in the Humanities: Performance and the Afterlives of Injustice in South Africa

January 19, 7:00 PM | Kane Hall

Unresolved pasts tend to return. In the aftermath of state-perpetrated injustice, a façade of peace can suddenly give way. In such circumstances, the voices and visions of artists can help us see what otherwise evades perception. Focusing on contemporary performance in post-apartheid South Africa, this lecture will explore how unresolved racialized histories of state-perpetrated violence create conditions of possibility and impossibility for performance artists, choreographers, and theater makers. Catherine Cole, Divisional Dean of the Arts and Professor of Dance and English, will be presenting from her recent book, Performance and the Afterlives of Injustice, which brings the most social of art forms—live performance—together with questions about how societies change in the wake of state perpetrated atrocities.

Imani Winds & Catalyst Quartet: (im)migration: music of change

January 26, 7:30 PM | Meany Hall

Grammy-nominated Imani Winds joins Catalyst Quartet to present a bold combination of chamber music for winds and strings with (im)migration: music of change at Meany Hall. Known for their dynamic performances and innovative repertoire, Imani Winds leads a revolution of the wind quintet while Catalyst Quartet features alumni from the internationally acclaimed Sphinx Organization. Performing individually and together, their program highlights the experiences of migration, built around Sergeant McCauley, a newly commissioned piece from violinist and composer Jessie Montgomery.

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