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Best Seat in the House 

May 5, 2020 to June 2, 2020

Each week the UW Department of Dance will be featuring one or two dance films or performance footage that faculty have been involved with. Check this page every Tuesday to see the next video that you can watch from home.

This week's films and performances are: 

MAY AND JUNE. Choreographed by Rachael Lincoln and Leslie Seiters

Choreography and performance: Rachael Lincoln and Leslie Seiters. Director of Photography: RJ Muna. Edit and Narration by Cari Ann Shim Sham*. Sound by Henrik Jackobbson. Lean-to Productions film, Copyright 2011. 

Chorus of One. Choreographed by Alethea Alexander and Anna Mlasowsky. 

From dancer Alethea Alexander: Dancing in Anna's garment is dangerous and thrilling, familiar and completely alien. Edges that can pierce also make delicate songs. Thunder builds from the knees and resonates off of walls. In Chorus of One I am an investigator, testing and tasting the qualities of my own forces as they are amplified and curtailed by a skin that is simultaneously a shield and an adversary. I am a creature, a bird, a reptile.

2018-2019 Bellvue Arts Museum. Wearable Sculpture design and fabrication: Anna Mlasowsky. Movement: Alethea Alexander and Anna Mlasowsky. Dancer: Alethea Alexander. Winner: John & Joyce Price Award of Excellence, 2018. 

Last Weeks' Films: 

  • EYE TRA$H EXTENSIONS. Directed by Lisa Kwak.  

    Director/ Video Editor: Lisa Kwak, Dancers/Collaborators: Olivia Anderson, Micaela Gonzales, Chrissy Wheeler, Director of Photography: Sebastian Scandiuzzi, Assistant Director: Carly Pansulla, Assistant Camera: Kiana Vazri Production Continuity: Micaela Pirzio-Brioli. Watch Here

  • The Unavoidable Tactility.  Choreographed by Brian J. Evans. 

    Choreographed by Brian J. Evans. Performed at the MFA Dance Concert, University of Washington Meany Studio Theatre, May 18, 2019. Video by Warren Woo. Primary Movers: Krystal Jimenez (Narrator), Olivia Anderson, Katie Zhao, Sharron Orr, Ellen Ng, Alandra Gonzalez, Crystal Rivera, Alicia Allen, Madeline Vaught. Costume Design: Chanté Hamann Lighting Design: Peter Bracilano Music: Dermot Kennedy, Moments Passed; Kanye West, Ultralight beam; Volcano Choir, Husks and Shells; Jade Bird, What Am I Here For. Watch Here 

  • A Storm of Our Own Making. Directed by Alethea Alexander. 

    This film was screened at 12 Minutes Max Bellingham and Fuselage Dance Film Festival Filmed in SODO, Seattle, WA, 2017. Choreography: Alethea Alexander + dancers, Original Music Composition: Daniel Webbon, Costumes: Emily Woods Hogue, Camera and Editing: Juliette Machado, Dancers: Charlotte Schoen, Julia James, Madison Rose Bristol, Sabrina Kim, Rosy Gentle, Vivian Ho. Watch Here

  • Containment. Directed by Juliet McMains and Cristian Santesteban.

    This film was created for Base Arts 12 Minutes Max: The 12 Second Edition. April 2020. Directed by Juliet McMains and Cristian Santeban. Music by Ben Thomas. Watch Here 

  • SHIFT. Directed by Rachael Lincoln and Amelia Rudolph. Presented by BANDALOOP. 

    Director of Photography James Adamson. Original Score by Mark Orton. Edited by Michaelle McGaraghan. Cast: Roel Seeber, Meghan Mullin, Amelia Rudolph, Matt Leonard, Jessica Swanson, Becca Dean, Courtney Moreno, Basil Tsimoyianis, Thomas Cavanah, Braden Mayfield, Derrick Lindsay, Peter Mayfield, Andrew Ward, Melecio Estrella. Watch Here

  • Sundials. Choreographed by Majinn Michael O'Neal and Rebecca Smith.

    Choreography and performance by Majinn Michael O'Neal and Rebecca Smith.  Music by James Vincent McMorrow. Au Collective Presents: Gold & Skin. 12 Ave Arts, Studio Theater, Seattle WA. September 2015. Watch Here