ABOUT * TICKETS * GIVE TO THE SCHOLARSHIP FUNDDIRECTIONS * PARKING * UBER
AFTER PARTY 
ARTISTS

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LOCATION: 415 Westlake (415 Westlake Ave N)

AVANT-GARDE GLAMOUR | DINNER + DECADENT DESSERTS | APERITIFS + ABSINTHE | PERFORMANCE

Guest of Honor SHIRLEY JENKINS
Honorary Chairs  SAINT GENET | KATE WALLICH + THE YC | ZOE|JUNIPER

Velocity’s annual fundraising event to benefit Seattle’s epicenter of contemporary dance. This year’s theme is an elegant and immersive evening celebrating the revolutionary spirit of experimentation and collaboration of the Ballets Russes (1909-1929) and the Centennial of Nijinsky’s “crime against grace” Le Sacre du Printemps (1913).

Featuring
+ Excerpts from The Rite of Spring by Jürg Koch with live music performed by Mark Haim and Beau Van Kirk on piano
+ Performances by Kate Wallich + The YC and members of DanceJenkinsDance!!!
+ Auctioneer Matt Smith
+ ”Crime against grace” After Party DJ’d by PotatoFinger starting at 9PM

View The Rite of Spring Dinner Menu >>

415 Westlake is fully ADA accessible. Please contact us about specific needs: 206-325-8773 or info@velocitydancecenter.org.

 

TICKETS

$85 Early Bird (Through March 8) | $100 Regular  | $1000 Table (Seats 10) | $250 VIP
$10 After Party Only *Free with Bash ticket

TICKETS for The Rite of Spring >>

Tickets for the “Crime against grace” After Party will be available at the door.

Special requests? Contact stefanie@velocitydancecenter.org for details.

 

give to the SHIRLEY JENKINS SCHOLARSHIP FUND

CAN’T COME TO THE BASH? You can still be part of the celebration.

Make a gift to the Shirley Jenkins Scholarship Fund.

Your gift goes into a general scholarship fund to ensure no one is turned away due to financial need from Velocity-produced classes and programs. In 2012, thanks to the generosity of donors, Velocity awarded almost 40 scholarships to dedicated students to programs including Strictly Seattle, Seattle Youth Dance Collective, Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation and more.
Help make a dancer’s dream come true.

For any gift given in her name Shirley writes, “I would be forever humbled and grateful!” 

Make your gift HERE.  Designate “Shirley Jenkins Scholarship Fund” in the comments box.

 

DIRECTIONS

DIRECTIONS TO 415 WESTLAKE
415 Westlake Ave N (Google map)
415 Westlake is located on Westlake Ave N between Republican and Harrison, three blocks North of Whole Foods (Denny and Westlake Ave). Look for Charlie Chaplin!


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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Approaching 415 Westlake via Mercer Street / Interstate-5:
Drive west on Mercer towards Seattle Center. Take a left on Westlake Avenue North and head south 1 block; take a right on Republican Street.
Navigating construction on Mercer is easy with updates from Mercer Corridor Project

Approaching 415 Westlake via Denny Way:
Drive west on Denny Way towards Downtown / Seattle Center / Elliot Bay. Cross Westlake Avenue North, and take the next right onto 9th Avenue North; continue on 9th 3 1/2 blocks.

Approaching 415 Westlake from Aurora Avenue North (Northbound Aurora):
Continue on Aurora through the Battery Street Tunnel; after exiting the tunnel, turn right onto Republican Street. Continue on Republican until you get to 9th Avenue North.

Approaching 415 Westlake from Aurora Avenue North (Southbound Aurora):
From Aurora, take the Denny Way exit (final exit before entering the Battery Street Tunnel). Turn left onto Denny Way, heading east. Take the first left onto Dexter Avenue North. From Dexter, turn right onto Republican Street; continue on Republican until you get to 9th Avenue North.

WALKING, BIKING, TAKING THE STREET CAR OR METRO BUS

415 Westlake is accessible by the South Lake Union street car and bus lines 40, 62, 98, 26, 28, 131 + 132.
Visit the street car or Metro bus or Google maps to plan your trip.

 

PARKING

Parking is tight in South Lake Union, so we’ve made a number of arrangements to help make it as easy as possible.

Enjoy free parking accessible from either Republican Street or 9th Avenue North.
Spots will be filled on a first come, first served basis. 

DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO THE PARKING LOT

Approaching 415 Westlake via Mercer Street / Interstate-5:
Drive west on Mercer towards Seattle Center. Take a left on Westlake Avenue North and head south 1 block; take a right on Republican Street. The parking lot for the event is on the lefthand side on the corner of 9th Avenue North and Republican Street.
Navigating construction on Mercer is easy with updates from Mercer Corridor Project

Approaching 415 Westlake via Denny Way:
Drive west on Denny Way towards Downtown / Seattle Center / Elliot Bay. Cross Westlake Avenue North, and take the next right onto 9th Avenue North; continue on 9th 3 1/2 blocks. The parking lot for the event is on the righthand side after Harrison Street, on the corner of 9th Avenue North and Republican Street.

Approaching 415 Westlake from Aurora Avenue North (Northbound Aurora):
Continue on Aurora through the Battery Street Tunnel; after exiting the tunnel, turn right onto Republican Street. Continue on Republican until you get to 9th Avenue North. The parking lot for the event is on the righthand side on the corner of 9th Avenue North and Republican Street.

Approaching 415 Westlake from Aurora Avenue North (Southbound Aurora):
From Aurora, take the Denny Way exit (final exit before entering the Battery Street Tunnel). Turn left onto Denny Way, heading east. Take the first left onto Dexter Avenue North. From Dexter, turn right onto Republican Street; continue on Republican until you get to 9th Avenue North. The parking lot for the event is on the righthand side, on the corner of 9th Avenue North and Republican Street.

ADDITIONAL PARKING
Additional parking can be found in the area (search nearby lots here)

 

SAFE DRIVING PARTNER

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Town car service is provided by our in-kind sponsor UberCatch a ride with our Safe Driving Partner!

Arrive or take off in your own Uber towncar with door to door service. First time Uber user? You’ll get the first ride free with discount code “VDCSEA”. Download the Uber app to use.

 

“CRIME AGAINST GRACE” AFTER PARTY


BOHEMIAN GLAMOUR + ABSINTHE + LIBATIONS

ballet russes2Friday, April 5 | 9PM
Tickets $10 | Available at the door
*After Party is free with Bash Ticket 

This party is for YOU! Come to the most decadent part of the evening and celebrate our community.

Groove to the sweet beats of POTATOFINGER and sip cocktails fit for the 1920s.

 

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Shirley HeadshotShirley Jenkins
This Bill Evans founding member and Seattle legend has overcome multiple cancers, and debilitating surgeries to renew her career as a teacher, dancer and choreographer at Velocity. Today she teaches three classes a week at Velocity, including Timeless Modern, whose students include choreographers Pat Graney and Wade Madsen.

WATCH // Shirley Jenkins on Seattle Channel’s Art Zone >>

A002_C013_0815OXKate Wallich + The YC
Rising Seattle super star Kate Wallich brings together PNB luminary Andrew Bartee, Matt Drews and presenting artist Erica Badgeley in an exquisite world premiere “White of Spring”.

 

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Saint Genet
Saint Genet’s Artistic Director Ryan Mitchell is “The Provocateur” of City Arts 2013 Future List. His company performs internationally and are part of the On the Boards 2013 Season.

 

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Velocity 2012 Artist-in-Residence and Artist Trust fellow, collaborative team Zoe Scofield and Juniper Shuey, are known for their visual and dance-based performances and installations, garnering national attention.

 

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Jürg Koch’s intergenerational Rite of Spring premiered at Meany Hall this fall. An excerpt of the piece will be accompanied by Mark Haim and Beau van Kirk on piano.

 

Photo1_CR Jim Kent_smallerMark Haim
Mark Haim is a choreographer, teacher and dancer born in NYC and trained at Juilliard. He had been commissioned by Nederlands Dans Theater, Ballett Frankfurt, the José Limón Dance Company, and the Joffrey II Dancers. Mark opened the 15th Artdanthé Festival (Paris) in January 2013.

 

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

 

Velocity’s Annual Bash is proudly sponsored by The Boeing Company and our Safe Driving Partner Uber