ArtSci Roundup: UW Dance Presents, 2022 History Lecture Series & More


arts and entertainment

22 December 2021

Through public events and exhibits, connect with the UW community every week!

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


Beyond Economic Mobility: Can Higher Education Advance Racial Equity?

January 7 5.30 p.m. – 6.30 p.m. | In line

Join UWAA and UW impact Online for UW Impact’s Seventh Annual Legislative Snapshot!

The year 2020 will be remembered as a time of historic upheaval, change and stimulating conversation. In this critical time, higher education has the opportunity to strengthen its leadership in promoting racial equity and the power to expand the conversation beyond economic mobility.

Leaders from UW, the state legislature and beyond gather for a moderated discussion on the role higher education can play in dismantling systemic racism and achieving a more just society, while holding each other accountable. Our state lawmakers will also share a glimpse of what’s to come for higher education and beyond in a very tough budget session.

Free | Register and more info


UW Dance present

January 19 – 22 | Wicked room

the Dance department is delighted to present new works from renowned faculty choreographers Etienne Cakpo, Alana Isiguen, Juliet McMains, Roel Seeber, Ben White, and Rachel Lincoln, who collaborates with the guest artist Leslie Seiters. The wisdom of experience and the energy of youth are paired in this program featuring works designed by seasoned choreographers collaborating with student dancers, whose new vitality inspires hope for a renewed future. In addition to the dynamic youthful athleticism, audiences will be treated with nuances of mature professionalism in a new work created and performed by Rachael Lincoln and Leslie Seiters, whose partnerships have been hailed as “a perfect balance of precision , play and rhythm mastery that frames their choreographic images with an almost sacred aura. (Seattle Dances, 2016)

$ 10 | Buy tickets and more information


Packed Black: Derrick Adams and Barbara Earl Thomas

Until May 1st | Henri art gallery

Black packaged to Henri art gallery brings together the work of artists Derrick Adams (born 1970, Baltimore, MD) and Barbara count thomas (b. 1948, Seattle, WA) in a collaborative multimedia installation developed from their shared dialogue on representation, black identity and the practices of cultural resistance. This exhibition is the synthesis of a multi-year, intergenerational and transnational exchange between Adams, based in New York, and Thomas, based in Seattle, which began after the two artists exhibited their works side by side in a group exhibition at the Savannah College of Art. and Conception in 2017.

Free for UW faculty, staff and students | More information


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

In progress | Online via Zoom

the History lecture series returns in January 2022 with three presentations from UW’s Faculty of History on Global Capitalism. Speakers will cover everything from financial crises to tea to Jaffa orange. This year, each talk will be webcast to viewers worldwide and will be followed by a live Q&A hosted by Professor Charity Urbanski.

Upcoming events in the series:

  • International capitalist crises, from the end of the Middle Ages to the 21st century: January 19, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Raw materials and capitalism: a history of tea in China and India: January 26 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Register and more info


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

January 19, 7:00 p.m. | Kane room

Unresolved pasts tend to come back. In the aftermath of state injustice, a facade of peace can suddenly give way. In such circumstances, the voices and visions of artists can help us see what is otherwise beyond 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 present from his recent book, Performance and the aftermath of injustice, which brings together the most social art forms – performing arts – as well as questions about how societies change as a result of state atrocities.

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

January 26, 7:30 p.m. | Wicked room

Grammy nominated Winds Imani joined Catalyst Quartet present a daring combination of chamber music for winds and strings with (im) migration: music of change at Wicked room. Known for his dynamic performances and innovative repertoire, Imani Winds is leading a wind quintet revolution while the Catalyst Quartet features internationally renowned alumni of the Sphinx Organization. Performing individually and together, their program highlights the experiences of migration, built around Sergeant McCauley, a new piece commissioned from the violinist and composer Jessie montgomery.

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Tag (s): ArtsUW • Burke Museum of Natural History & Culture • College of Arts & Sciences • Department of Dance • Department of English • Department of History • Henry Art Gallery • Meany Center for the Performing Arts • Meany Hall for the Performing Arts • UW Alumni Association



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