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Recent Blog Posts
Meet Liz Wong
April 4, 2016
A Look Back at Trisha Brown
April 4, 2016
Study Hall: Jane Comfort & Company's Beauty
March 21, 2016
Robert Mirabal and ETHEL: Everything is a Prayer
December 11, 2015
We opened our World Music and Theatre Series on October 8, with a mesmerizing performance by Grammy-winning Native American flutist, Robert Mirabal, and the contemporary string quartet, ETHEL, on stage at Meany Hall. They performed several pieces they had collaborated on, and gave the world premiere of a new work by Phil Kline, The River.
In part four, the final part of our series on Delfos, Michelle shows us more of Mazatlan, the city Delfos calls home. Read more.
Michelle in Mazatlan Part Three: Delfos in Rehearsal
March 23, 2015
The next day was spent at the school, watching remarkable rehearsals and visiting many classrooms teeming with students. The dance school offers a four-year BFA degree, and attracts leading dance students from all over Mexico, Latin America, the US, Europe, and beyond. Read more.
In part one, Michelle talked about what Delfos is about and what they’ll be doing with UW World Series, outreach-wise for their residency in April. In part two, we get a glimpse at how Delfos is reaching out to their community in Mazatlan. Read more.
Michelle in Mazatlan Part One: Who is Delfos?
March 19, 2015
Our Artistic Director, Michelle Witt, took a trip to Mazatlan in September to visit with Delfos. This four part series is an introduction to an amazing company and an insight into what Michelle found when she arrived. She discovered that what they have created in Mazatlan is truly extraordinary, both in terms of artistic generation and the fostering of a community of dance and contemporary art. Read more.
In May, 2014, Michelle Witt had the opportunity to travel to the city of Mazatlan to visit Delfos Danza Contemporanea, Mexico’s premier dance company, at its home at the Angel Peralta Theater, located in the city’s historic district. Delfos is remarkable for many reasons, not least in that they have chosen to make Mazatlan, a working class city of some 400,000 souls, their home. Read more.
A Little Night (of Strings) Music
March 17, 2015
Most people who simply subscribe to one or more of our series, or buy single tickets to our events, have no idea that many of the artists they come to see have already performed for multiple audiences before they set foot on the Meany Hall stage for their evening performances. Read more.
March 17, 2015
On March 5-7, Mark Morris Dance Group returned to the Meany Hall stage for the first time in nearly a decade where they presented four Seattle premieres of recent work. Those of you who were fortunate enough to be in the audience for one of those performances experienced the grace, complexity, musicality and sense of playfulness that characterize Mark Morris’ choreography—as well as the rare treat of seeing dancers move to live music performed by the Company’s own musicians. Read more.
November seems like it was just yesterday. That was when Catalyst Quartet was last here, working in schools and with partners all over our city to provide inspirational coaching and mentorship to kids and young adults from all walks of life and with varying levels of musical experience. And, lucky for all of us, they are returning next week to continue their residency. Read more.
Interview with Urban Bush Women's Founder Jawole Willa Jo Zollar
January 29, 2015
Recently I had the opportunity to have a phone discussion with the Founder and Artistic Director of Urban Bush Women, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar. I am eager to be working again with this company after having presented UBW in 2002 in Northern California. At the time, Jawole was exploring the concept of Black hair and its relationship to images of beauty, social position and self-esteem. When we again had the opportunity to work together in 2008, she was deep in a collaboration with the all-male Senegalese company Jant-Bi (who have performed separately on the World Series), with a project delving into the cultural links between African Americans and West Africans, similarities between Muslim and Christian worldviews, and the cultural landscapes of Africa and the American Deep South. Read more.
December 9, 2014