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A three and a half year, $750,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has been awarded to the University of Washington to pilot a new Creative Fellowships Initiative that will explore the nature of creative research at a top public research university. The interdisciplinary Initiative will advance the field of performing arts by supporting artists in the development of new work and by integrating the performing arts disciplines into the broader curriculum. This is the first time the University's performing arts units, the School of Music, School of Drama, DXARTS Center, Dance Program  and Meany Center for the Performing Arts, have joined together for an experiment of this scale.

For more information, contact Jyana Browne, Creative Fellowships Coordinator, at mcfellow@uw.edu.
 

Meet the Fellows

MARGARITA BALI // DANCE PROGRAM

Margarita Bali is a choreographer, video dance and video-installation artist and teacher. She has co-directed with Susana Tambutti the Argentine contemporary dance company NUCLEODANZA for twenty-five years, touring her choreographic work in over 100 venues in Europe, North and South America, India ...READ MORE

 

BANDALOOP // DANCE PROGRAM

A pioneer in vertical dance performance, BANDALOOP seamlessly weaves dynamic physicality, intricate choreography and the art of climbing to turn the dance floor on its side. Founded by choreographer and artistic director Amelia Rudolph, BANDALOOP’s indoor/outdoor work has been presented in theaters and museums...READ MORE

 

Daniel Alexander Jones // SCHOOL OF DRAMA

Daniel Alexander Jones’s wildflower body of work grows in relationship to a wide range of audiences. Duat premiered at Soho Rep in 2016 to critical acclaim. His other performance pieces and plays include Radiate, Phoenix Fabrik, Blood:Shock:Boogie, and Bel Canto...READ MORE

 

Erik Ehn // SCHOOL OF DRAMA

Co-Artistic Director, Tenderloin Opera Company. Graduate of New Dramatists. Head of Playwriting, Brown University. Work includes The Saint Plays, No Time Like the Present, Wolf at the Door, Tailings, Beginner, 10,000 Things, Clover, Ideas of Good and Evil (linked operas with composer Lisa Bielawa), and Soulographie (17 plays re: genocide)... READ MORE

 

JACK QUARTET // SCHOOL OF MUSIC & DXARTS

Comprising violinists Christopher Otto and Austin Wulliman, violist John Pickford Richards, and cellist Jay Campbell, JACK Quartet is focused on new work, leading them to collaborate with composers John Luther Adams, Chaya Czernowin, Simon Steen-Andersen... READ MORE

 

MA-YI THEATER WRITERS LAB // SCHOOL OF DRAMA

Since its founding, Ma-Yi has distinguished itself as one of the country’s leading incubators of new work shaping the national discourse about what it means to be Asian American today. Its numerous acclaimed productions include Mike Lew’s Bike America, Qui Nguyen's The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G...READ MORE

 

Meiyin Wang // SCHOOL OF DRAMA

Meiyin Wang is a producer, curator and director of live performance based in California. She is currently the Director of La Jolla Playhouse’s Without Walls Festival and most recently the Co-Director of Under the Radar Festival at The Public Theater in New York... READ MORE