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Chamber Dance Company

October 12, 2023 - 7:30pm to October 15, 2023 - 2:00pm
Annie Franklin
Photo by Steve Korn. Dancer Annie Franklin

The Chamber Dance Company returns to the Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater stage in October 2023. This year’s program celebrates a broad sweep of contemporary dance performed by world class artists, including Robert Moses’ Kin celebrated work, Speaking Ill of the Dead, and two sections from Doug Varone's dynamic and moving dancePossession. Completing the program are new works created by second year MFA students, Noel Price-Bracey, and Beth Twigs, that will be performed by company members with guests from the Department of Dance and Seattle’s professional dance community.


The Central Plaza Garage (CPG) just below Meany Hall has disability parking on all levels. Enter the garage from 15th Avenue NE at NE 41st Street (payment via PayByPhone app or machine). We recommend downloading the app before arriving, as reception in the garage is poor. If you prefer, you may also pay on the PayByPhone website. CPG parking is free Saturday after 12 p.m. and all day Sunday. Questions about parking? Call 206-221-3701 or visit

Disability parking spaces are available on all levels of the Central Plaza Garage, with level C3 designated for Meany Hall with the closest elevator access. The only access to the Studio Theatre without stairs is from level C1 of the garage (enter parking code 12311 for disability parking on C1). Please inquire with the gate attendant for directions.

There are also several surface lots and on-street parking within walking distance.

Entrances to the Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater

The main lobby external entrance has a level approach, 35.5” doorways and pull handle. The far north side lobby entrance to the night-of-event box office, main lobby and Central Plaza Garage elevator access has a level approach, a 36” doorway and an automatic door with paddle controls.

Accessibility Information

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals to engage fully.

ADA Parking

Since 2019, UW has been working on a comprehensive ADA transition plan to "create environments that are welcoming and accessible to all". As part of that work, 43 parking lots on the Seattle campus have recently been remediated to be ADA compliant, including the following lots used frequently by the College of Arts & Sciences.

ADA compliant parking options for College of Arts & Sciences events:

  • N1: 6 stalls that serve The Burke Museum and Gates Hall
  • N22: 26 stalls that serve HUB, Hall Health, Thompson, Communications, and Padelford
  • Central Plaza Garage (C1-C6): 39 stalls that serve Kane, Suzzallo, Gerberding, Meany, Henry Art, Odegaard
    • C1: 12 stalls ‐ dispersed between exits/entrances to Meany Studio Theatre (2), Odegaard (2) and Kane Hall (8)
    • C2: 3 stalls ‐ located near 15th Avenue exit/entrance
    • C3: 12 stalls ‐ dispersed between exits/entrances to Meany Theatre (7), Odegaard (2) and Kane Hall (3)
    • C4: 4 stalls ‐ located near exit/entrance to Henry Art Gallery
    • C5: 4 stalls ‐ dispersed between exits/entrances to Odegaard (1) and Kane Hall (3)
    • C6: 4 stalls – located near exit/entrance to Henry Art Gallery

Dance Concert Disclaimer: 

Dance is a performance art that explores diverse experiences, emotions, and perspectives. Content in Department of Dance concerts might not be suitable for all audiences. Works can include content related to topics such as race, gender, relationships, justice, and trauma. Audiences may encounter depictions of intimacy, romance, sexuality, and the adult human body. Dance works may also include audio/visual content such as explicit lyrics or language; loud and sudden sounds; strobe lights; stage fog; etc. 

When purchasing tickets, guests should use their best judgment regarding the needs and concerns of everyone in their party – especially younger teens and children. Children under the age of 6 are not admitted. 

If you have questions about a particular concert, please contact the Department of Dance,visit our Upcoming Events listings, or refer to lobby signs when arriving at the show.

COVID Protocols 

Our health protocols continue to be informed by UW guidelines. At this time, patrons are no longer required to wear a face covering indoors. However, we respect and support each patron's choice to wear a face covering if that is their preference. 

For more information on Arts UW event COVID protocols, see here.  

Performance Show Time(s): 
Thursday, October 12, 2023 - 7:30pm
Friday, October 13, 2023 - 7:30pm
Saturday, October 14, 2023 - 7:30pm
Sunday, October 15, 2023 - 2:00pm