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“. . . it’s rare that the rest of us get a direct invitation to these kinds of conversations—the kinds of conversations that make dance seem less tricky and intimidating,
and can help us all to look a little more closely.”

— Melody Datz Hansen, The Stranger Slog

 

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THE SPEAKEASY SERIES is Velocity-curated, community-hosted, series of panel discussions, audience labs, show + tells, performance lectures, informal community conversations and/or other formats. Each speakeasy has a focus on provocative or timely issues including aesthetics, philosophy, or the intersection of dance and social justice.  The purpose of the Speakeasy Series is to encourage cross-disciplinary dialogue, promote civic engagement, create meaningful links between artists and communities, and support initiatives at the cutting edge of change.

All Speakeasy events are free or by suggested donation, and open to the public.

Have an idea for a Speakeasy event? See “Propose a Project” below!

 

 

upcoming SPEAKEASY EVENTS

 

Dean College Faculty Show 2015SPEAKEASY SERIES: THREE GENERATIONS – RECENT HISTORIES OF DANCE IN SEATTLE
SUN FEB 21 / 5-6PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
FREE + open to all

Seattle Dance legends Bill Evans and KT Niehoff are joined by Seattle dance historian and dance critic Sandi Kurtz, to share their eye-witness accounts of three generations of Seattle dance history. Hosted by Tonya Lockyer.

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ERASED_06_cropSPEAKEASY SERIES: THE COLOR OF DANCE – HISTORY OF BLACK DANCE IN SEATTLE
SUN FEB 28 / 5-6:30PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
FREE + open to all

Get a first hand account of Seattle Dance History. Learn about Seattle-born African-American dance luminaries. Engage with black dance artists currently working in Seattle today. Hear from Seattle Dance legends on whose shoulders we stand.

Hosted by Dani Tirrell with Melba Ayco / Tyrone Crosby
(Koach T) / Alex Crozier / Jade Solomon Curtis / Edna Daigre
Makeda Ebube / Randy Ford / Maxie Jamal / Afua Kouyate
Kabby Michell / Vivian Phillips / Erricka Turner / Markeith Wiley

Plus, enjoy delicious food provided by Chef Kristi Brown (That Brown Girl Cooks) + desserts by Marlon Brown (Bessie’s Cakes)!

 

 

 

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The 2016 Speakeasy Series is made possible thanks to the generous support of Robert Stumberger and the Seattle Foundation’s GiveTogether Arts Engagement Grant Program.

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VELOCITY OPEN FORUMS


VELOCITY OPEN FORUMS
invite one and all into an open, freewheeling discourse on issues in contemporary art and society. Open Forums focus multiple Velocity Speakeasy Events around specific Velocity performances. Curated by Velocity Artistic Director Tonya Lockyer. All events are free unless otherwise noted.

 

PAST VELOCITY OPEN FORUMS INCLUDE:

 

 

 

Propose a Project


Proposals for Speakeasy events are accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis.
Please include a description of the issue you would like to investigate,and, if known, a list of potential participants and/or your preferred format (panel discussion, film screening, post-show talk, informal round-table etc.) Send your proposal, in any stage of development to Tonya Lockyer, Artistic Director: tonya@velocitydancecenter.org, cc’ing Erin Johnson, Programming Coordinator: ErinJohnson@velocitydancecenter.org.

The Speakeasy Series is curated by Velocity Artistic Director Tonya Lockyer.

 

 

 

SPEAKEASYS ON STANCe

 

stance_logo-FRONTRead responses to Velocity Speakeasy Series events on
STANCE: journal of Choreographic Culture.

Have a response to a Speakeasy event? Email stance@velocitydancecenter.org.

 

 

 

SpeakeaSY SERIES ARCHIVE

To see all Velocity Speakeasy Series Events since the program began in 2011 CLICK HERE >>

 

 

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