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A Research Lab in the Performing Arts

Submitted by Arts & Sciences Web Team on March 8, 2018 - 4:00pm
part of a videodance, with dancers on stairs
part of a videodance, with dancers on stairs

Argentinian choreographer Margarita Bali has spent months thinking about Seattle’s stairs. The elegant stairs in UW’s Suzzallo Library. The bold central staircase in Odegaard Undergraduate Library. The concrete steps in downtown Seattle’s Freeway Park.  As a visiting artist at the UW through mid-April, Bali is collaborating with students, faculty, alumni, and community dancers on a work that features stairs as a way to explore physical movement in diverse settings.  

During her residency, Margarita Bali is creating a videodance incorporating stairs, inspired by artist M.C. Escher.
Media credit: Margarita Bali

Bali is one of more than a dozen artists from around the...