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11 Comets & A Distant, Guiding Sun: Beethoven’s Letters for Voice, Piano, and Movement

Friday, December 18, 2020 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
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the poster for "This is Beethoven"

The University of Washington presents an in-process collaboration between artists who teach at the UW School of Drama, School of Music, and Department of Dance. Actor Jeffrey Fracé, pianist Cristina Valdés, and dancer Rachael Lincoln join together to explore excerpts from Beethoven’s letters. An interdisciplinary trio where the music, the movement, and the words lead and follow each other, this is an attempt to glean Beethoven’s meanings in multiple dimensions. These letters resonate with love and striving, and are especially meaningful to artists who are struggling to realize their work’s full potential in our moment of national and global crisis.

This event is a part of a larger festival for THIS IS BEETHOVEN. This is a livestreamed multi-day online festival celebrating Seattle’s arts scene via the lens of Ludwig Van Beethoven in celebration of his 250th anniversary. It is a collaboration uniting seventeen multi-disciplinary arts organizations in a city-wide festival demonstrating the power of arts to articulate our society’s moment in time.

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