Saturday University Lecture Series
Sound Travels: Performing Arts of Asia
September 29–December 1
Seattle Art Museum
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.
For three talks, a small ensemble of musicians or dancers will perform a short selection. From Javanese dance to Korean percussion, and South Indian dance to Persian music, you will gain insights to expand your feeling for the world of performing arts.
Auditorium seating is primarily through advance series subscriptions with limited individual lecture tickets sold at the door.
Please note: There will be no talk on November 24.
Held in partnership with the University of Washington’s Jackson School of International Studies, and the Elliott Bay Book Company.