Filmmaker, UW MFA alum and UW Dance Instructor, Jeff Curtis’s film “Transit” is featured in The Journal of Short Film, volume 29.The Journal of Short Film (THE JSF) is a not for profit, peer reviewed quarterly DVD publication that is devoted to the distribution of the underrepresented medium of short film. It is published by the Ohio State University Film Studies Program and is modeled on the literary journal, complete with an editorial board made up of well-known and respected filmmakers. The film... Full story
Professor Jürg Koch is globetrotting this week to the UK to teach a series of integrated master classes and workshops for Ballet Cymru in Newport, Wales. He’ll be there two days and then he takes off to teach for Gloucester Dance for three days. See you back in the UW studios April 21, Jurg! Later this month, Salk returns to the Mimar Sinan Conservatory in Istanbul, Turkey to create a new dance on the students she taught two years ago, all of whom are now seniors. She will spend an intensive week teaching... Full story
During her years as a UW dance major, Shannon Narasimhan spent many hours performing on stage. But when she toured with the acclaimed play War Horse last year, her role was behind the curtain. Narasimhan, who specializes in physical therapy for performers, tended to the aches and injuries of the production’s cast and crew.
In dance as in other performance areas, improvising is more than just making it up as you go along; it takes imagination and trust, with a healthy dose of courage thrown in.
To see a performance in Seattle’s vibrant and experimental dance scene, one need look no farther than On the Boards or Velocity. But while the Emerald City is known for its cutting edge, there’s still a soft spot here for the great modern dance classics. Read more about the University of Washington's Chamber Dance Company in Seattle Dances.