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July 16, 2021 - 9:12am
To celebrate and to recognize that the contributions of Black Americans should be appreciated beyond the month of February, the Department of Dance is using its website and social media platforms to spotlight a different Black dance artist in the greater Seattle area every month through 2021. February,... Read more
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July 2, 2021 - 11:59am
To celebrate and to recognize that the contributions of Black Americans should be appreciated beyond the month of February, the Department of Dance is using its website and social media platforms to spotlight a different Black dance artist in the greater Seattle area every month through 2021. February,... Read more
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June 3, 2021 - 3:43pm
To celebrate and to recognize that the contributions of Black Americans should be appreciated beyond the month of February, the Department of Dance is using its website and social media platforms to spotlight a different Black dance artist in the greater Seattle area every month through 2021. February,... Read more
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May 4, 2021 - 12:52pm
The UW Department of Dance is searching for a new Administrator. See the position listing here:  Dance Administrator Position 
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April 27, 2021 - 12:25pm
To celebrate and to recognize that the contributions of Black Americans should be appreciated beyond the month of February, the Department of Dance is using its website and social media platforms to spotlight a different Black dance artist in the greater Seattle area every month through 2021. >> Read February and... Read more
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April 21, 2021 - 3:52pm
"This trial itself magnified and illuminated events that are unquestionably an ongoing source of trauma for many members of our community, and should be painful and concerning to us all."  - Prisdent Ana Mari Cauce on the Derek Chauvin trial. We share and echo President Mari Cauce's statement on the verdict of Derek Chauvin. As Department of Dance Chair Christina Sunardi wrote in last week's newsletter... Read more
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March 18, 2021 - 6:02pm
"The murders of eight people in Atlanta yesterday — including at least six women of Asian descent — are all the more horrific in the context of the rise of anti-Asian violence, harassment and bigotry that we have seen around the country, including here in Seattle. Our hearts are with those who have lost loved ones, as well as the survivors of these attacks. And they are with all those who have been touched by this heinous crime and by the other acts of violence and hate directed at Asian, Asian... Read more
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March 18, 2021 - 4:07pm
With sadness, we share the news of the passing of modern dance pioneer and former University of Washington Dance faculty member Joan Skinner on March 7, 2021, at the age of 97.  Skinner served on the faculty at the University of Washington from 1967 to 1989 and held the position of Director of the Dance Division (now Department of Dance) from 1985 until 1987.  Students from around the world came to study with her and the Skinner Releasing Technique that she developed. More about Joan Skinner’s... Read more
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March 2, 2021 - 2:26pm
Congratulations to Catherine M.Cole, Divisional Dean of the Arts and Professor of Dance and English, for the formal feature of her newest book, Performance and the Afterlives of Injustice, in the National Humanities Center’s Virtual Book Club.  See here: https://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/virtual-book-club-performance-and-the-... Read more
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February 25, 2021 - 5:12pm
To celebrate and to recognize that the contributions of Black Americans should be appreciated beyond the month of February, the Department of Dance is using its website and social media platforms to spotlight a different Black dance artist in the greater Seattle area every month through 2021. To view the February issue click here In March, we celebrate Monica Rojas-Stewart... Read more

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