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UW Dance Presents 

January 19, 2022 - 7:30pm to January 23, 2022 - 2:00pm
  • Two swing dancers jump
    Choreographer: Ben White. Dancers [l to r]: Aaron Miller, Danika Vu. Photo: Steve Korn
  • 3 dancers in colorful pants
    Choreographer Etienne Cakpo. Dancers [l to r]: Aliona Vakulchik, Reika Hattori, Olivia Anderson. Photo: Steve Korn
  • Four dancers in big skirts lunge and stare
    Choreographer: Alana Isiguen. Dancers [l to r]: Ariel Oswalt, Emma Conrad, Abigail Friend, Alyssa McLeod. Photo: Steve Korn

The UW Department of Dance is excited to present new works by acclaimed faculty choreographers Etienne Cakpo, Alana Isiguen, Juliet McMains, Roel Seeber, Ben White, and Rachael Lincoln, who is collaborating with guest artist Leslie Seiters. The wisdom of experience and the energy of youth are paired in this program featuring works crafted by seasoned choreographers collaborating with student dancers, whose fresh vitality inspires hope for a renewed future. In addition to the dynamic athleticism of youth, audiences will be treated to the nuances of mature professionalism in a new work created and performed by Rachael Lincoln and Leslie Seiters, whose partnerships has been lauded as “a perfect balance of precision, play, and masterful pacing that frames their choreographic images with an almost sacred aura.” (Seattle Dances, 2016)

Join us in a celebration of resilience and connection in a live show which features six different dance styles, illustrating how diversity of form can be united through commitment of spirit. A solo tap dancer encounters her digital avatar; dancers suspended by rope and harness form tender duets with earth-bound partners; partnerships free from gendered expectations emerge in a joyful lindy hop; contemporary dance becomes a means of exploring oppositional tensions of self, and African dancers bridge traditional and contemporary rhythms played live by the Gansango percussion ensemble. Such unexpected encounters transport audiences through worlds that span the range of human experience, including isolation, uncertainty, turmoil, joy, wonder, and playfulness. 

Wednesday, January 19th, is a preview performance. 

Purchasing tickets online or by phone is highly recommended:

ArtsUW Ticket Office: 1313 NE 41st, 206-543-4880, website:, email: ticket@uw.eduOperating hours for the ArtsUW Ticket Office will vary throughout the winter quarter of 2022. If planning to visit the ticket office in- person, please call the office at 12pm on the day you would like to visit, to confirm the hours. 

COVID-19 Protocols:

Please note that we require audiences to wear masks and show proof of COVID-19 vaccination (or recent negative PCR test) for admission to all of our events. For more details, see:

  • University of Washington Husky identification cards are not acceptable as proof of vaccination.  
  • The Covid Vaccine check station is outside. Please be prepared with appropriate attire. 


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Events such as this are made possible with your generosity. Gifts to the UW Department of Dance supporta wide range of needs that fill the gap not covered by state funding. From basic necessities to fulfilling dreams, all private funds support educational activities for students and faculty. 

With your help, UW Dance is able to bring in guest artists, send students to conferences, contribute to scholarship funds and support our internationally recognized faculty in continuing to create their innovative work.



Performance Show Time(s): 
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 7:30pm
Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 7:30pm
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 7:30pm
Saturday, January 22, 2022 - 7:30pm
Sunday, January 23, 2022 - 2:00pm