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stary sky
January 21, 2020 - 4:34pm
This winter several of the Dance faculty have received significant research grants. Rachael Lincoln was awarded the Royalty Research Fund; she also received the Mellon Faculty Fellow in the Arts with her partner in research Jeffrey Fracé. In addition, Alethea Alexander... Read more
Jeffrey Frace and Rachael Lincoln performing in 11 comets
January 9, 2020 - 3:51pm
Rachael Lincoln, (Department of Dance Interim Co-Chair) and Jeffrey Fracé (School of Drama Faculty) have been awarded the 2019-2020 Mellon Faculty Fellows in the Arts, to continue their collaborative research, 11 Comets, on the intersection of dance and theater. 11 Comets, which Lincoln and Fracé began working on in the studio in fall 2018, explores the grief, intimacy, and... Read more
Zakkir Rahman
January 8, 2020 - 4:27pm
Congratulations to dance major, Zakkir Rahman for being awarded the Mary Gates Research Scholarship! Mary Gates Research Scholarships are competitive scholarships intended to enhance the educational experiences of undergraduate students at the University of Washington. Students receive scholarships to pursue research in a variety of disciplines, including social sciences, arts, and humanities.  “I’m grateful to be awarded this scholarship,”... Read more
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