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October 19, 2023

ArtSci Roundup: Fall Concert with DXARTS, Dance Graduate Research Symposium and more

This week, check out the Fall Concert hosted by DXARTS (Department of Digital Arts and Experimental Media), attend the Dance Graduate Research Symposium, listen to guest composer concerts, and more.

October 25, 7:30pm | DXARTS FALL CONCERT: Ritual-Entropy-Storm, Meany Hall 

Join the Department of Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) as they host a Fall Concert with the Henry Art Gallery, Mini Mart City Park, Method Gallery, Gallery 4Culture, Jack Straw Cultural Center, Georgetown Steam Plant, and Meany Hall at the UW. This experimental arts festival will feature technology driven art on ritual, entropy, and storm.

Free | More info & RSVP

October 27, 8:00pm | Hamid Rahmanian’s Song of the North, Meany Hall

Combining the manual art of shadow puppetry with projected animation, Song of the North tells the courageous tale of Manijeh, a heroine from ancient Persia. Manijeh must use all her strengths and talents to rescue her beloved Bijan from a dangerous predicament of her own making and help prevent a war. This love story, adapted from the Book of Kings (Shahnameh), employs a cast of 500 handmade puppets and a talented ensemble of nine actors and puppeteers to create a spectacular multimedia experience.

$10 – $69 Tickets | Tickets & More info

October 27, 11:30am – 1:00pm | China Colloquium: Professor Yuhua Wang, Harvard University, Gowen Hall

This talk will show how woodblock printing techniques, first developed by Buddhists, provided a technology that could give a broad number of people access to the written word.

Yuhua Wang, Professor of Government at Harvard University, argues that state formation depends not only on military competition but also on the supply of ideas and techniques in a society. These ideas can sometimes come from unexpected areas before being adopted by those in power.

Free | More info & RSVP

October 27, 2:30pm | Dance Graduate Research Symposium, Jones Playhouse

Join the UW Department of Dance to hear research presentations by second year MFA candidates in dance.

Free | More info & RSVP

October 28, 7:30pm | Guest Composer Concert: Seattle-Isfahan Project, Meany Hall

Enjoy the latest installment of an ongoing series created by artistic director Naeim Rahmani. The program includes commissioned works by Iranian composers living outside of Iran and Seattle-based composers with strong ties to the UW Composition Program: Huck Hodge, Joël-François Durand, Jeff Bowen, and Yigit Kölat.

$10 – $20 Tickets | Tickets & More info

October – November | “Ways of Knowing” Podcast: Episode 2

“Ways of Knowing” is an eight-episode podcast connecting humanities research with current events and issues. This weeks episode is a Close Reading with Charles LaPorte of “Dover Beach,” a poem by 19th century British writer Matthew Arnold. The poem can be read as both a romantic lament and, as many scholars have concluded, a dark, existential commentary on the loss of religious faith.

This season features faculty from the UW College of Arts & Sciences as they explore race, immigration, history, the natural world – even comic books. Each episode analyzes a work, or an idea, and provides additional resources for learning more.

Free | More info

Have an event that you would like to see featured in the ArtSci Roundup? Connect with Lauren Zondag (zondagld@uw.edu).