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Dance Studio at Meany Hall
December 10, 2019 - 12:04pm
The UW Department of Dance is excited to announce its 4 recipients for the bst Residency for the 2019-2020 school year.  Winter Recipient: Alexander Ung  Spring Recipients: Corrie Befort and Hannah Simmons Summer Recipient: Heather Kravas  About the 2019 Winter bst Recipient: Alex Ung  Residency Dates: Dec 15-22, 2019 From musical theater to hip hop, acro-modern, and contemporary ballet, Alex Ung's dance range is broad and his... Read more
Alice dances front of a wall that says, "I am an immigrant"
November 20, 2019 - 3:32pm
Alice Gosti, UW Dance alumni and guest lecturer, spent almost every night of November performing Where is home: birds of a passage at ACT Theatre. This three-hour durational performance of dance, art, installation, spoken text, written text, and audience discussion, explores the complicated topic of immigrant identity and self expression.  Alice Gosti is an Italian-American choreographer, hybrid performance artist, curator and architect of experiences, working between Seattle and Europe since... Read more
Michael O'Neal dances on a small square stage
November 20, 2019 - 3:28pm
“...confidence and generosity is present in the work as Majinn moves through fully-embodied undulations, rhythmic footwork, and soft moments of symbolism, such as a fist held to his chest.” Last month two UW Dance lecturers, Michael “Majinn” O’Neal and Eteinne Cakpo, each presented work at On The Board’s 10 Tiny Dances. Founded by Mike Barber in 2002, Ten Tiny Dances is a performance series that challenges... Read more
A little girl in ballet clothing standing at a wall
September 12, 2019 - 4:21pm
The Department of Dance is making the following changes in ballet and modern offerings to represent more accurately how these courses are configured and how they fit into the major that was revised in Winter 2015.  1) Ballet technique is now called Contemporary Ballet Technique 2) Modern technique is now called Contemporary Modern Technique 3) In both idioms the 100-level courses are now titled “beginning”; 200-level courses are now titled “intermediate”; and, 300-level courses are now titled “... Read more
Dani Tirrell
September 3, 2019 - 12:41pm
Congratulations to UW Department of Dance faculty member Dani Tirrell on receiving the 2019 Mayor’s Arts Award from the Office of Arts & Culture Seattle.  The Mayor’s Arts Awards recognize the accomplishments of artists committed to enriching their communities through the arts. This year, five awardees including Dani, were selected from a large pool of nominations  based on the following aspirations: furthering racial equity and social justice, exemplifying artistic excellence, a leader in... Read more
Photo of Kevin Lam
June 14, 2019 - 10:48am
Graduating senior and Dance and International Studies major, Kevin Lam, has been awarded the Fulbright US Student Program scholarship for the 2019-20 academic year. Kevin is one of sixteen UW students and alumni awarded with this scholarship to study and teach abroad this coming year. Upon graduation, Kevin will be traveling across the world to be a Teaching Assistant to Taiwan.  “I am feeling overwhelmed about living abroad as a representative of the US. However, I am excited to teach a... Read more
A pink flyer for Restorative Sketching Workshop
April 4, 2019 - 5:08pm
The Dance Student Association (DSA), and the Arts Diversity Council (ADC), two student-led organizations affiliated with the Department of Dance, have come back to school prepared with many exciting events in the Spring Quarter. The DSA hosts a myriad of dance related events throughout the year and raises funds for student scholarships. The ADC is a cross disciplinary student-council that provides... Read more
Douglas Dunn jumping high infront of tree trunks
March 19, 2019 - 5:02pm
The Spring Quarter will start off packed with exciting events for the UW Department of Dance as it takes part in the international celebration of Merce Cunningham’s Centennial. In collaboration with the Merce Cunningham Trust, the dance departments of Cornish College of the Arts and the University of Washington will host a two-... Read more
bst Resident, sitting at a table outside smiles at the camera
March 19, 2019 - 3:29pm
Last winter, the Department of Dance hosted two dance artists, Ella Mahler and Erica Badgeley through the bst Residency. This Spring, the bst Residency is supporting two additional artists: Angel ‘Moonyeka’ Langley and Jessica Jobaris. bst is a residency offered by the UW Department of Dance designed to support local dance artist by offering the gift of space and time in our coveted spacious studios when formal classes are not in session. bst offers the opportunity to experiment, make mistakes... Read more
photo of Colege and Arts & Sciences article, "Cool Courses in the Arts"
February 12, 2019 - 2:11pm
The College of Arts & Sciences has highlighted select courses in the Arts that will be offered in the spring quarter. Students looking for courses to take should consider these recommendations. ( See Here: Cool Courses in the Arts, Spring Quarter 2019) Highlighted courses may help... Read more