Next Fest 2019: Digital Program
NEXT FEST 2019 – Ritual and Rebellion
with Lucie Baker, Shane Donohue, Marco Farroni, Vladimir Kremenović, + Hannah Rae
Curated by Nia-Amina Minor, Fausto Rivera, + Cameo Lethem
THURS. Dec. 12 – SUN. Dec. 15 / 7:30 PM
In an effort to cut down on paper uses, Velocity is moving to primarily online programs. For Next Fest 2019, below you can find the bios for performers in Hannah Rae‘s “Filter Bubble” and Lucie Baker‘s “Singing Over the Bones.”
Erica Badgeley (“Singing Over the Bones”) is a Seattle Dance Artist who spent over 2 years dancing professionally in Europe. She was a member of the SEAD Bodhi Project, Salzburg, and worked in Austria and Belgium from 2014 – 2016, touring internationally. In Seattle, she has performed and collaborated with: Cameo Lethem, Elia Mrak, Kate Wallich | The YC, Danielle Agami / Ate9, Coleman Pester ///TMS, Jeffrey Fracé, and Tonya Lockyer. Her own choreography and improvisations have been presented in Seattle, Brussels and Salzburg. Erica is an undergraduate alumna of the University of Washington Dance Department, and a certified GYROTONIC® / GYROKINESIS® Trainer teaching at Seattle Changing Room and Pivot Bellevue. She also currently teaches Friday morning contemporary dance class at Velocity Dance Center.
Raised in Seattle, Lucie Baker (Choreographer, “Singing Over the Bones”) is the daughter of a Croatian mother and American father who met in a Balkan folk dance group. She choreographs, performs, practices, and teaches concert and social dance forms. Graduating from The Juilliard School in 2008, Baker has worked with Jane Comfort and Company, Tamar Rogoff Performance Projects, Erica Essner Performance Co-op, Phantom Limb Company, Adam Barruch, Sidra Bell, Wade Madsen, Colemxn Pester, Yara Travieso, Seattle Opera, Arc Dance, Chamber Dance Company, and Vela Luka Croatian Dance Ensemble, among others. She began her teaching career with Artists Striving to End Poverty in 2005 and is currently a lecturer at the University of Washington where she earned her MFA in June of 2019. Baker is also an Expressive Arts Therapist who received her education at the Tamalpa Institute founded by Anna and Daria Halprin. Inspired by collaboration, Baker’s choreography has been performed in domestic and international venues since 2004. www.luciebaker.com
Margaret Behm (“Filter Bubble”) is a dancer and teaching artist passionate about creating community empowered by movement. She has made a life performing and teaching in Colorado, her home state, with Keshet Dance Company in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and now in Seattle, since late 2016. In Seattle, Margaret has danced for AJnC Dance-Theater, Kinesis Project, and in works by Wade Madsen, Marlo Martin, Cameo Lethem and Corina Dalzell, among others. Margaret currently serves as Conference Director on the Dance Educators Association of Washington (DEAW) board. She holds a BFA in Dance and a Minor in Women & Gender Studies from CU Boulder.
Kelly Goetz (“Filter Bubble”) is a dancer, choreographer, and film maker born and raised in Austin, Texas. She moved to Seattle to attend Cornish College of the Arts, and received her BFA in Dance in 2019. She most recently served as an artistic consultant with Jessica Jobaris and General Magic’s “Orphans, Thieves, and Other Unlived Lives.”
Megumi Hosaka (“Singing Over the Bones”) is a senior studying Dance and Education, Communities, and Organizations (E.C.O.). She danced at Columbia Gorge Dance Academy growing up and was a part of their company for three years. During the summers she participated in the Columbia Dance Summer Intensive, Summer Dance Lab, and Northwest Dance Festival. While at the UW she has performed in Influx, Faculty Dance Concert, Dance Majors Concert, and the MFA Concert. Megumi has also performed in the Seattle International Dance Festival in a work by Bruce McCormick.
Kaitlin McCarthy (“Filter Bubble”) is a Seattle-based dance artist who has choreographed and performed across the city, as well as toured nationally and internationally as a dancer with Alice Gosti/MALACARNE. As a freelance writer she has regularly contributed to City Arts, Dance Int. Mag, and SeattleDances, where she is the Editorial Director. Kaitlin is also a teaching artist at Velocity Dance Center.
Charlotte Schoen (“Filter Bubble”) grew up on nearby Vashon Island. She graduated in 2019 with a BA in dance and English from the University of Washington.
Alexandra Beatty Spencer (“Filter Bubble”) is an artist invested in the revelatory practice of creation. She weaves a performative home in the articulation between movement and language. Since moving to Seattle, she has pursued movement practices with intent to establish dialogues between body, mind, and spirit with belief that the treasures found in the dissolution of walls are vital. She has performed locally in work by Kaitlin McCarthy, Lynn Tofil, Britt Karhoff, Maya Soto, and several others, and presented her work through Soft Concrete and Ktisk Contemporary Dance.
Lynn Tofil (“Filter Bubble”) is a choreographer, performer, and writer. She has worked professionally in Seattle since 2014, working with choreographers such as Pat Graney, Wade Madsen, and Dylan Ward (Sleep Nod). She is currently a member of HYPERNOVA Contemporary Dance Company (Rainbow Fletcher). She directed and produced her dance film, Trials & Errors, in 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. That same year, she received her BS degree in dance from Wayne State University. Her first self produced durational work,Things That Need To Be Done (2019), received funding from Artist Trust. Along with performing/choreographing, Lynn writes for local dance publication, SeattleDances.
Bri Wilson (“Filter Bubble”) was raised in a small northern Michigan town, where she started dancing at age seven. She earned her BFA in Dance from the Alonzo King LINES Ballet BFA Program at Dominican University of California, and supplemented her collegiate training with intensives at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Movement Invention Project. She moved to Seattle in September 2018. Since then, she has worked with Elia Mrak, The Three Yells, Beth Terwilleger + The Gray, and performed in Converge Dance Festival and Soft Concrete I. In July 2019, she was certified in brain-compatible dance education at the Creative Dance Center in Seattle. She currently teaches at the Ballard Academy of Music and Dance and North Seattle College, where she hopes to help movers of all ages and abilities feel at home in their bodies.
Constanze Villines (“Filter Bubble”) started dancing at SVN, Tanzprojekt, and The Bosl Stiftung DanceAcademy in Munich, Germany. She then expanded her dance training in tap, jazz, and contemporary/modern in the US. Constanze has also spent several years on gymnastics and rhythmical gymnastics teams and for the past eight years, has enjoyed adding the practice and teaching of contact improvisation to her movement vocabulary. Constanze has had the pleasure of dancing for Brigitta Toma and Tanztheater Salome while in Germany. Since moving to the US, she has had the chance to work with many local artists, including Marlo Martin, Sapience Dance Collective, , Kimberly Holloway, Cyrus Khambatta, Maya Soto, Alicia Mullikin, Xaviera Vandermay (3rd Shift Dance,) Alana O. Rogers (Alana O. Rogers Dance Co.,) Hailey Shannon, Sarah Alaways, Elise Meiners Schwicht, and Ellensburg Dance Collective, amongst others. She has performed at The Bavarian National Opera, Tanztheater Salome, Tollwood Festival, Dance Experiment Los Angeles, Body Politics Tacoma, Converge Dance Festival, FullTilt Dance Festival, the CI Festival in Ilhabela, Brazil, and The Seattle International Dance Festival, amongst others. She is currently dancing for Jerboa Dance in her third season.
PHOTO – Gender Tender, Photo by Tim Summers
LUCIE BAKER was raised in Seattle and is the daughter of a Croatian mother and American father who met in a Balkan folk dance group. She choreographs, performs, practices, and teaches concert and social dance forms. Graduating from The Juilliard School in 2008, Baker has worked with Jane Comfort and Company, Tamar Rogoff Performance Projects, Erica Essner Performance Co-op, Phantom Limb Company, Adam Barruch, Sidra Bell, Wade Madsen, Colemxn Pester, Yara Travieso, Seattle Opera, Arc Dance, Chamber Dance Company, and Vela Luka Croatian Dance Ensemble, among others. She began her teaching career with Artists Striving to End Poverty in 2005 and is currently a lecturer at the University of Washington where she earned her MFA in June of 2019. Baker is also an Expressive Arts Therapist who received her education at the Tamalpa Institute founded by Anna and Daria Halprin. Inspired by collaboration, Baker’s choreography has been performed in domestic and international venues since 2004.
SHANE DONOHUE (he/him) is a Seattle based dance artist currently working with zoe | juniper as a dancer and rehearsal director. He has set work with, and for, Zoe Scofield at the University of Washington, Strictly Seattle, and most currently, Whim W’him. He is co-choreographer with the Drama Tops under direction of Elby Brosch. He also works as an artistic collaborator and performer with Kim Lusk, Kinesis Project, and has been a Creative Resident at Velocity Dance Center. Shane has professionally performed works by Laura Rodriguez, Mike Esperanza, Dylan Ward, Liz Houlton, Alyssa Casey, Kate Wallich, and David Harvey and holds a degree in dance from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point.
MARCO FARRONI born in the Dominican Republic, attended New Jersey Performing Art Center Young Artist Program where he was exposed to modern dance and ballet. He received a BFA in dance from the University of the Arts under the direction of Donna Faye Burchfield. Marco has performed works by Sidra Bell, Earl Mosley, Kevin Wynn, Keelan Whitmore, Katie Swords, Jesse Zaritt, Ronald K. Brown, Tommie-Waheed Evans, Douglas Becker, Mark Haim, Mark Caserta, Jillian Peña, and Donald Byrd, among others. He has participated in the American Dance Festival six-week school, Alonzo King LINES ballet summer intensive/professional workshop, and Earl Mosley Institute of the Arts summer intensive. In 2017, Marco joined Spectrum Dance Theater in Seattle.
VLADIMIR KREMENOVIĆ (he/they) is an immigrant performer, filmmaker and arts administrator currently based in Seattle, WA. Originally from Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, he graduated from Middlebury College in 2017 with a joint degree in dance and film. He studied under Christal Brown, Trebien Pollard, Tzveta Kassabova, Scotty Hardwig, Gabriel Forestieri, Katie Martin, Andrea Olsen, and he performed and toured with Dance Company of Middlebury for two seasons. Since moving to Seattle, he danced with Heather Kravas, Melissa Riker, Petra Zanki, Karin Stevens, Jordan Macintosh-Hougham and Noelle Price, as well as worked on several short and feature-length film projects. His work has been presented by Studio Current and Velocity Dance Center. He is interested in combining his postmodern, interdisciplinary education and European neo-expressionist interests to create choreographic containers for radical empathy and felt experiences on stage.
HANNAH RAE (she/her) grew up in Eastern Washington and Idaho, where small town life instilled in her a desire to indulge in wild creativity early and often. Since moving to Seattle 9 years ago to attend the University of Washington, she has had the delight of dancing for and with many artists she deeply admires, including Alice Gosti, Rachael Lincoln, Molly Scott, Sara Jinks, Kaitlin McCarthy, and Jessica Jobaris & General Magic. Though movement has always been a positive force in her world, over two decades of dancing Hannah accumulated many injuries, which deeply influenced her creative and personal life. These experiences led her to ask-Can we honor our bodies while still using them as vessels for self expression? How does this change what it means to perform? As witnesses to ourselves and others? Thesxte questions are what currently inspires her in the studio, and in her teaching practice as a Pilates Instructor.