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Margarita Bali Film Screening

April 3, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Avenue Seattle, WA 98122 - Google Map
UW Creative Research Fellow Margarita Bali
UW Creative Research Fellow Margarita Bali

Attend the screening at the NW Film Forum of a new dance film conceived and directed by Argentinian choreographer Margarita Bali, featuring UW students and Seattle community dancers, as part of the Creative Fellowships Initiative.

As the UW Creative Research Fellow in the UW Department of Dance, Bali has spent months thinking about Seattle’s stairs: the elegant stairs in UW’s Suzzallo Library; the bold central staircase in Odegaard Undergraduate Library; the concrete steps in downtown Seattle’s Freeway Park. The film was shot over eleven weeks on stairs throughout Seattle and the University of Washington, including Volunteer Park, Seattle Public Library, Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle University, the Bullitt Center, and more.

About Margarita Balí

Margarita Bali is a choreographer, video dance and video-installation artist and teacher. Together with Susana Tambutti, she has co-directed the Argentine contemporary dance company Nucleodanza for twenty-five years, and toured her choreographic work in over 100 venues in Europe, North and South America, India, Korea and Australia. In the last fifteen years she has concentrated her interests in the production of multimedia and interactive works, site-specific architectural video performances and sculptural video installations for museums, galleries and alternative performance spaces.

About the Creative Fellowships Initiative

The Creative Fellowships Initiative is a new interdisciplinary pilot project at the University of Washington exploring the nature of creative research.  The Initiative, funded by a three and a half year, $750,000 grant award by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, seeks to advance the field of performing arts by supporting artists in the development of new work and by integrating the performing arts disciplines into the broader curriculum.

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This free event will consist of a screening of the work-in-progress film and a discussion with Margarita Bali and performing arts faculty from the University of Washington. A reception will follow.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
7:00 PM
Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122


Performance Show Time(s): 
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 7:00pm