A Fiendish Conversation with UW Dance's Jennifer Salk

Ryan Corriston and Stephanie Liapis in Wade Madsen's Embrace  Photo: Steve Korn
Ryan Corriston and Stephanie Liapis in Wade Madsen's Embrace Photo: Steve Korn

While it might not be exactly what one envisions when they think “dance party,” few bashes can compete with the University of Washington’s Opening Doors: 50 Years of Dance at the UW. The anniversary celebration spans five days (October 16–20) and includes performances, classes, panel discussions with alums, film screenings, and more. If you’ve never checked out the artistry of UW dance, now’s the perfect chance as the festivities are open to the public and many events are free.

For our latest Fiendish Conversation, we talked to UW’s dance program director Jennifer Salk about the highlights of Opening Doors, the strengths of UW’s program, and Seattle as a dance hub.