October 15, 2010
Arts adjunct faculty member Christian Swenson has been awarded a 2010 Artist Trust Grant for Artist Projects to create new performance work with Seattle
dance/theater artist, Haruko Nishimura of Degenerate Art Ensemble.
Swenson, who teaches improvisation and acting/movement, has been on the
Seattle University faculty since 2003. He is best known for his pioneering work in
"Human Jazz," a global fusion of dance, drama, and music for body and
who came to Seattle in 1977 to work with the Bill Evans Dance Company, has
performed his solo show on local, national, and international stages, as well
as working with Bill Irwin, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, ay Clayton/Jim Knapp
Collective, and Jim Nollman of Interspecies Communication Inc. Later this
fall, he will be touring in China and Japan. Artist
Trust is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting Washington State
artists working in all creative disciplines. Swenson is one of only 14 individuals
to receive a grant in the performing arts. In the past Swenson has
received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Washington State
Arts Commission, and 4 Culture.The
Department of Fine Arts in the College of Arts and Sciences offers undergraduate degrees in theater, dance, music, digital arts, and photography and an MFA in Arts Leadership .
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