Arts and entertainment
April 7, 2022
Through public events and exhibitions, connect with the UW community every week!
Many of these opportunities are streamed via Zoom. All UW faculty, staff and students have access to Zoom Pro via YOUR-IT.
Faculty recital: Melia Watras: Song: An endless flight
11 April, 19:30 | Petty room
Violist / composer Melia Watra he is joined on stage by the narrator Shelia Danielsviolinist Michael Jinsoo Lim and singer Carrie Henneman Shaw for a program for the Music school of newly commissioned music by Alessandra Barrett and Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti and works by Melia Watras and Frances White. All six songs have been composed in the last 10 years and four of them will receive their world premiere at this concert, including that of Watras 5 poems by Herbert Woodward Martinwhich contains Song: An endless flighta poem that Martin dedicated to Watras and Lim.
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12 April, 19:30 | Petty room
One of America’s foremost pianists, Jeremy DenkThe creative blend of virtuosic dexterity and colorful imagination earned him praise as “an artist you want to hear, whatever he performs” (The New York Times). Winner of a MacArthur Genius Scholarship and Avery Fisher Prize, he is also praised for his original and insightful writings on music. Denk returns to Petty center with a program that examines the interaction between Bach and Schubert with four American-inspired works and culminates in Beethoven’s latest piano sonata.
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The beauty that saved their world: Ukrainian women’s arts and crafts in the Soviet gulag
April 13, 11:00 – 12:30 | Online via Zoom
Dr. Oksana Kis (National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Lviv) will hold this public lecture as part of the lecture series on Ukrainian history and culture sponsored by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures; the Department of History; the Ellison Center for Russian, Eastern European and Central Asian Studies; and the Simpson Center for the Humanities.
In the 1940s and 1950s, thousands of Ukrainian women were sentenced to long-term imprisonment in camps and prisons of the Gulag for real or suspected anti-Soviet crimes. Despite the grueling work, permanent hunger and cold, general exhaustion, illnesses and injuries, abuses by guards and convicted criminals, and intolerable living conditions, the need for beauty not only remained, but at times he even grew up among those political prisoners. Women and girls have invariably drawn inspiration from traditional Ukrainian culture, as evidenced by the form and content of their creative endeavors. What prompted women to sing and play, to write poetry, to embroider and draw, to celebrate traditional festivals, to dedicate themselves to amateur theater, to savor the beauty of nature, spending what was left of their energy, finding scarce resources. and expose yourself to probable punishment? What gave such a creative impetus to these marginalized prisoners? Who were these artists and artisans of the field? What role did creative activity play in the survival strategies of Ukrainian women locked up as political prisoners in the Soviet Union?
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Third Coast Percussion / Movement Art Is: Metamorphosis
April 14, 8pm | Petty center
Third Coast Percussion joins forces with the revolutionary choreography of The art of movement is (NEVER) for an evening program at Petty center which explores the duality of human nature. At the same time intensely personal and fiercely virtuosic, co-founders and choreographers of the MAI Lil Buck And Jon Boogz seamlessly blends two disparate styles of street dance with new music by Jlin and Tyondai Braxton, as well as Philip Glass’s critically acclaimed arrangement of Third Coast Percussion Amazonian waters.
Benjamin Rabinowitz Symposium in Medical Ethics: Race, Health and Justice
April 15, 9:00 – 17:00 | wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual house and virtual option
Benjamin Rabinowitz Symposium in Medical Ethics on “Race, Health and Justice” is a one-day interdisciplinary symposium that will present theoretical and empirical research on racial injustice and its impact on health and well-being.
The main speaker is George Yancy, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Philosophy at Emory University. Professor Yancy’s speech will also be a Philosophy Department Colloquium. The Symposium is sponsored by Department of Philosophythe Ethics programthe School of Public Healthand the Benjamin Rabinowitz Endowment in Medical Ethics at UW.
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Tag: Department of History • Department of Philosophy • Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures • Meany Center for the Performing Arts • Meany Hall for the Performing Arts • School of Music • Simpson Center for the Humanities