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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

 

PHOTO TIM SUMMERS

 

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


SPEAKEASY SERIES: LIGHTNING TALKS
Part of the Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation (SFDI)
WEDS AUG 3 / 6-8:30PM
Velocity Founders Theater
1621 12th Ave
FREE + open to all

In this popular evening of performance, presentations, and community dialogue, Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation (SFDI) intensive faculty share what’s currently driving their research and practice.

 
 


DSC_5011SPEAKEASY SERIES: History of Contact Improvisation through the Body: From Unimaginable to Resonance & Meaning
Part of the Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation (SFDI)
THURS AUG 4 / 1:30PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
FREE + open to all
 
Journeying in time from 1972-2016, this demonstration/conversation explores the development of a post modern dance form. Conceived and facilitated by Karen Nelson with Katherine Cook including Stephanie Nugent, Shel Wagner Rasch, Cyrus Khambatta, Aaron Schwartzman, Arwen Wilder, Krista DeNio, AND Cathie Caraker.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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