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01/24/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/24/2020 13:19

ArtsUW Roundup: Preserving Elephants in the Age of Extinction, Brian Brooks Moving Company, The Best of Everything, and more

January 30 - February 1, 8:00 pm | Meany Hall - Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater

The Brian Brooks Moving Company is, as its name suggests, all about moving, and the audacious choreographic style of Brooks continues to 'shatter conventional notions of the human capacity for strength and endurance' (Dance Magazine). In this Meany Center performance, Brooks investigates the intimate spaces between bodies on the stage and within the virtual space created by immersive technologies. The program includes two world premieres developed during his UW residency: a solo piece performed by Brooks and Closing Distance,an ensemble work with music by Pulitzer Prize-winner Caroline Shaw. Also included are the Seattle premieres of Torrent plus the intricate duet, MOTOR.

Arrive early to experience Drawing Room, a lobby installation using augmented reality movement tools developed by Brooks during his residency at the UW.

Discounts available for UW staff, faculty and students | More Info and Tickets

Marisa Williamson: Angel of History

Exhibition: January 28 - February 28 / Reception: February 7 (RSVP)| Jacob Lawrence Gallery

The 2020 Jacob Lawrence Resident, Marisa Williamson, will present newly commissioned work in the exhibition Angel of History.

In Walter Benjamin's interpretation of the Paul Klee painting, Angelus Novus (New Angel) in his Theses on the Philosophy of History, he explains Klee's angel as moving away from something he is fixedly contemplating. Since 2013, Williamson has been fixedly contemplating the life, work, choices, and legacy of Sally Hemings, enslaved mother of four of Thomas Jefferson's children. This exhibition moves out from that extended contemplation, engaging with questions of monument and memory.

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February 1 - 16 | Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse

Adapted by Julie Kramer from the book by Rona Jaffe
Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton

A sensational career, thrilling adventures, and a husband and children (eventually)-that's what the women in the Fabian Publishing typing pool want: nothing less than the best of everything. UW Drama faculty member Valerie Curtis-Newton directs Julie Kramer's adaptation of Rona Jaffe's 1958 novel, a funny, candid, clear-eyed glimpse into the lives of working women in Mad Men-era New York, through the gaze of the women themselves (as well as fabulous costumes, of course.)

$8 - $20 Tickets | More Info and Tickets