ArtsUW Roundup: Nrityagram Dance Ensemble, Michael Bierut Lecture, and more

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October 3, 2018

This week in the arts, attend a performance by an all-female Indian classical dance ensemble, attend the opening of an exhibition at the 4Culture gallery, attend a conference with a renowned graphic designer, and more!

Nrityagram dance set

October 4 to 18, 8 p.m. | Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater

The daily life of the intensive training and meditation all-female Indian classical dance ensemble brings fascinating performances to the stage that are both sensual and lyrical.

“The only appropriate response to such incredible dancers is worship.”
– The New York Times

$ 10 tickets for UW students when you present your Husky ID in advance at the ArtsUW box office or on the night of the show at the Meany Hall box office.

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Haein Kang.  Illusion, 2017. Multimedia installation.

Gallery opening : Illusion, multimedia installation by Haein Kang

October 4, 6 to 8 p.m. | Culture Gallery

Illusion is an instrument powered by alpha brain waves, signals produced by our visual cortex in the absence of optical stimuli or when we close our eyes and relax. Haein Kang, doctoral student at DXARTS, the interactive audiovisual installation integrates percussion instruments, video projection and EEG signals.

This exhibition is supported by a grant from 4Culture Art Projects, CoMotion MakerSpace and DXARTS at the University of Washington.

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Michael Bierut, Pentagram: Graphics and the third dimension

Michael Bierut, Pentagram

October 4, 7 to 8:30 p.m. | Kane room

The world of the graphic designer is often confined to the flat realms of paper and screens. Michael Bierut will discuss what happens when the discipline engages with architecture, both as a subject, as a context and as a challenge.

This program is brought to you by UW Landscape and Architecture Department and UW School of Art + Art History + Design, Division of Design.

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Martha Friedman: The rejections [installation view, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle].  2018. Photo: Mark Woods, courtesy of Henry.

Curator’s lecture: form, function and body

October 6, 2 to 3 p.m. | Henri art gallery

Join curators as they share their views and develop basic ideas in current exhibitions. In this conference, Nina Bozicnik, associate curator, will discuss the making of the work in Martha Friedman: The rejections and the ways in which these figurative sculptures disarticulate the body and challenge inherited fictions.

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Chamber dance company

Chamber dance concert

October 11 to 14 | Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater

For its 28th season, the Chamber Dance Company received a National Endowment for the Arts: works of art grant to present a choreography by Harald Kreutzberg (1902-1968). The 2018 concert, Not said, addresses topics that are most poignantly expressed through movement – these voiceless works speak fully and deeply through the art of dance.

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Tag (s): MakerSpace CoMotion • Department of Dance • Department of Landscape Architecture • DXARTS • Exhibitions and Exhibitions • Henry Art Gallery • Meany Center for the Performing Arts • School of Art + Art History + Design

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