MARCH 2018NANCY JOSEPH
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.
Bali is one of more than a dozen artists from around the world immersed in creative research at the UW through the Creative Fellowships Initiative, a program funded through a three-year, $750,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The initiative is spearheaded by the UW’s Meany Center for the Performing Arts.