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When you experience the arts, you experience the world differently.

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Promotional image for Pilobolus featuring people dancing

Nov. 14 - Nov. 16, 2019


Winner of a Primetime Emmy, a TED Fellowship and the Cannes Lion Award, this wildly creative dance company performs its latest work accompanied live by the UW Chamber Singers.

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Portrait of Cedar Sigo

Nov. 20, 2019

"Shadows Crossing: Tones of Voice Continued": A Lecture with Cedar Sigo

This lecture will uncover acoustic aspects of Cedar Sigo's (Suquamish) poetry, addressing how components of singing, storytelling and texts by visual artists have formed his path.

Promo image of Gabriel Kahane showing person holding a book and an unfolded sheet of paper in their hand

Nov. 23, 2019

Gabriel Kahane

Composer, pianist and singer Gabriel Kahane grafts a deep interest in storytelling to a keen sense of harmony and rhythm. In this intimate Meany Center event, Kahane is joined by UW School of Music…

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Promotional image of Paco Díez

Nov. 26, 2019

Ethnomusicology Visiting Artist Concert: Paco Díez

Ethnomusicology Visiting Artist Paco Díez, considered one of the most important musicians in Judeo-Spanish music, is joined by his students in this special performance.

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Drama show scene depecting people sitting in a room

Nov. 21 - Dec. 8, 2019

Three Sisters

In a room in a house in a provincial town, three sisters, Olga, Masha, and Irina, wait for their lives to begin. This is the deceptively simple premise of Chekhov’s tragicomic masterpiece, Three…

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Jomama Jones

Dec. 12 - Dec. 14, 2019

Black Light: Jomama Jones

Meany Center and UW School of Drama presents Black Light. Developed by UW Creative Research Fellow Daniel Alexander Jones and starring Jones’s alter ego — legendary singer Jomama Jones — Black Light…

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Book cover of MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora

Nov. 22 - Dec. 21, 2019

MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora

Explore works by female-identifying photographers of the Black diaspora in this exciting series of exhibitions and art events.

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Jan. 20, 2020

Off-campus Opportunity: Indigo Mist at the Royal Room

UW Music faculty improv band Indigo Mist—Cuong Vu, Richard Karpen, Juan Pampin, Steve Rodby, and Ted Poor—performs highly intelligent experimental art music at Seattle’s Royal Room.

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Photo of 9 dancers on a stage

Jan. 22 - Jan. 26, 2020

UW Dance Presents

Showcasing original choreography by our internationally recognized faculty and visiting artists, this concert presents performances by the department faculty, students, and guests.

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Male dancer falling falling in front of an all grey background

Jan. 30 - Feb. 1, 2020

Brian Brooks Moving Company

Shattering conventional notions of human strength and endurance, this Brooklyn-based dance troupe premieres new work developed at the UW, and with Pulitzer prize-winner Caroline Shaw.

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Orlando-Consort standing in from of an audience

Feb. 4, 2020

Orlando Consort: The Passion of Joan of Arc

Carl Theodor Dreyer’s silent movie masterpiece comes vividly to life with a 15th century soundtrack sung live by Britain’s most celebrated early music vocal ensemble.

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Two actors on stage

Feb. 6 - Feb. 16, 2020

The Best of Everything

UW Drama faculty member Valerie Curtis-Newton directs this funny, candid, clear-eyed play, which offers an unselfconscious glimpse into the lives of working women in Mad Men-era New York.

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