UW Celebrates 50th with Diverse Offerings

Dance Majors Concert 2014 Photo: Tim Summers
Dance Majors Concert 2014 Photo: Tim Summers

The mothership that is the UW Dance Program is calling its little ones home this October in honor of celebrating the program’s rich history. To commemorate its 50th anniversary, the department is holding a week-long series of events (October 15-20), and alumni and community members from across the country and globe have been invited to join the festivities.

The celebration will start with a concert presented by UW’s Chamber Dance Company, which is turning 25 this year. Last winter, the program put out a call to alumni for proposals for dance films, master classes, lectures, panels, and choreographic works, which a committee then curated to ensure a diverse offering of events. Featured events include a combination of master classes and research presentations, dance film screenings, and a series of performances choreographed by alumni. The events will be held on campus at the UW’s Meany Hall, Henry Art Gallery, and Kane Hall, as well as at Velocity Dance Center.