The Gardner Center for Asian Art and Ideas has partnered with the University of Washington’s Jackson School of International Studies and the Elliott Bay Book Company to host a fall lecture series focusing on performing arts.
“Hear what history and innovation sound like during this series of lecture-demonstrations. We’ll explore nine evolving creative forms of music, dance, and drama that build on Asian performing arts traditions and find new ways to reach audiences around the world. A talented group of presenters will introduce some unique elements of music and movement each week. You will experience the special sounds of a variety of instruments, learn a few rhythms, and gain a few pointers on looking and listening through their demonstrations.”
Movement and Metaphor in South Indian Court Dance
Modes and Melodies of Classical Persian Music
Exploring Kyogen: Comical Drama of Medieval Japan
Times and prices vary. For tickets, please visit the Seattle Art Museum’s calendar.