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GUEST ARTIST SERIES: DANIEL LINEHAN (WA/BELGIUM)
Not About Everything + The Karaoke Dialogues: Seattle Trial
PERFORMANCES: SEPT 12-14 / 8PM
POST-SHOW CONVERSATION: FRI SEPT 13
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
TICKETS 
$18 / $12 students + seniors / MVP $15

“Who the hell is Daniel Linehan? Is he the best new choreographer I’ve never heard of? 
Something like that. The 30-year-old American . . . makes clever contemporary dance work that takes influence from both sides of the Atlantic.” — TimeOut LONDON

Photo Jason Somma

Photo Jason Somma

Daniel Linehan’s critically acclaimed Not About Everything is a witty and thought-provoking “masterpiece” described by The New Yorker as a “self-reflexive tour de force.” Velocity is proud to present the West Coast premiere of this internationally celebrated work. Sharing the evening is a world premiere that has Linehan collaborating with a cast of Northwest artists to create the newest installment of Linehan’s The Karaoke Dialogues.

The Karaoke Dialogues: Seattle Trial is a six-day research process is led by Olympia native, Daniel Linehan, who returns to the Pacific Northwest after dancing with Miguel Gutierrez, training at P.A.R.T.S. and performing his work around the globe — from Sadler’s Wells to the Dublin Dance Festival to American Realness.

Open to movers + performers of all disciplines, this workshop explores our connection to identity, both singular and collective and asks: What do we win, and what do we lose by participating in forms of common action? The workshop culminates in an all participants performing in The Karaoke Dialogues: Seattle Trial, September 12-14 as part of Velocity’s presentation of Daniel Linehan.

The Karaoke Dialogues: Seattle Trial is a part of the weeklong Velocity Open Forum: The Good Life happening alongside Linehan’s Seattle performances.

 

velocity open forum: THE GOOD LIFE SEPT 5-14

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 Executive/Artistic Director Tonya Lockyer. All events are free unless otherwise noted.

VELOCITY OPEN FORUM: THE GOOD LIFE
SEPT 5-14, 2013
A week of multidisciplinary art, book clubs, workshops, Speakeasy Events and conversations taking place alongside Daniel Linehan’s performances Not About Everything + The Karaoke Dialogues: Seattle Trial with a focus on what it means to take an ethical approach to life and art.

SUPPER CLUB:
How do we sustain life in our communities?
THURS SEPT 5 / 6:30PM
Velocity Kawasaki Studio 
FREE

Through personal stories, honest dialogues + a shared meal we will learn from one another + spark ideas about how to sustain ourselves, socially, economically + environmentally. Hosted by biochemist + dance artist Beth Graczyk (Salt Horse).

> Bring a dish to share! (Drinks + sweets provided)

Daniel Linehan Zombie Aphoria_squareCR Jean Luc TangheWORKSHOP + PERFORMANCE:
Daniel Linehan’s The Karaoke Dialogues: Seattle Trial
FRI SEPT 6 – SAT SEPT 14
Workshop: SEPT 6, 8-12 / 1-6PM
Performances: SEPT 12-14 / 8PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Avenue
REGISTER $250 / $215 MVP

Open to movers and performers of all disciplines interested in engaging in a week-long creative process with an international leader in experimental dance. Participants will explore our connection to our identity, both singular and collective and ask: What do we win, and what do we lose by participating in forms of common action? The workshop culminates in all participants performing in The Karaoke Dialogues: Seattle Trial, September 12-14 as part of Velocity’s presentation of Daniel Linehan. More info >>

MASTER CLASS:
Daniel Linehan (WA/Belgium)
SHAKY IS A GOOD THING.
MON SEPT 9 / 10AM – 12PM
UW Dance Program Studios, Meany Hall 4140 George Washington Lane NE Directions + Parking Info
Free and open to the community

In this class, Daniel Linehan will lead the participants in several improvisational techniques that have been part of his ongoing dance practice, and phrase material that comes from his latest choreographies. The emphasis is on engaging in a full physicality while challenging oneself to move into zones of uncertainty and imperfection. Be ready to experiment with unfamiliar movement patterns, counter-intuitive coordinations, and ways of juggling multiple thoughts and actions at the same time. The goal is to make possible unexplored physical connections and new ways of thinking about dancing.

Preferred level of participants: Intermediate to Advanced.

This Master Class is co-presented with The University of Washington Dance Department as part of Velocity’s Daniel Linehan Residency September 5-14 with performances September 12-14 at Velocity’s Founders Theater.

HAPPY HOUR BOOK CLUB
How Are We to Live? Ethics in an Age of Self-Interest
MON SEPT 9 / 5:30PM
Liberty Bar 517 15th Ave E
FREE

This happy hour conversation focuses on excerpts from bioethicist Peter Singer’s controversial book How Are We to Live? Ethics in an Age of Self-Interest. Read a summary or the Chapter 10 from the full text + join the conversation!

POST-SHOW CONVERSATION (GRAB A DRINK!)
Daniel Linehan’s Not About Everything + The Karaoke Dialogues: Seattle Trial 

FRI SEPT 13 / Directly following the performance
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Avenue
FREE

COMMUNITY FORUM:
Dancing in Europe + the US

SAT SEPT 14 / 3-4:30PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Avenue
FREE

Daniel Linehan shares his experience carving out a dance career in the US and Europe. Join us for the last event of The Good Life before Linehan’s closing night performance!

 

INSIGHTS

Daniel Linehan

Daniel Linehan is an exceptional artist recognized internationally for being on the cutting edge of experimental dance and a celebrated a new voice in contemporary performance.  Born in Olympia, WA, Linehan has not performed in this region since graduating from the University of Washington in 2004. His critically acclaimed solo Not About Everything has been presented in more than 50 venues internationally, but never on the West Coast of the U.S. A major part of Velocity’s mandate is to champion the creation and presentation of Washington State performance. Linehan is a Washington State artist, changing the field of dance with his bold ideas. Velocity is excited to be the catalyst for Linehan’s homecoming. DanielLinehan.com.

READ Preview — Olympia-born choreographer Daniel Linehan comes home, The Seattle Times, September 6, 2013

READ Preview — Spin Cycle, The Stranger, September 4, 2013

READ Interview — TimeOut LONDON May 20, 2013

Photo Olivia Droeshaut

 

PRESS

READ Review — Art is Alive: Experimentation with Daniel Linehan, SeattleDances, Charlotte Hart, September 16, 2013

READ Review — Daniel Linehan is onto something with ‘Everything’, The Seattle Times, Michael Upchurch, September 13, 2013

READ Review — Daniel Linehan: It’s Definitely About Something, City Arts, Rachel Gallaher, September 15, 2013

READ Review — Not About Everything, Deborah Jowitt, The Village Voice, December 5, 2007

READ Review — Not About Everything, Claudia La Rocco, The New York Times, July 10, 2007

PRESS RELEASE PDF — Velocity Guest Artist Series: Daniel Linehan (WA/Belgium), July 10 2013

 

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Velocity’s presentation of Not About Everything + The Karaoke Dialogues: Seattle Trial is made possible by the generous support of Foundation for Contemporary Arts, 4Culture, ArtsFund, The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, The Office of Arts & Culture, The Stewart & Jesse Abelson Foundation and Media Sponsor City Arts.

Not About Everything was created in part through the Bessie Schönberg/First Light Commissioning Program and Creative Residency Program of Dance Theater Workshop with support from the Jerome Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts (a US federal agency), the New York State Council of the Arts, and the Jerome Robbins Foundation. This work was also made possible in part through the Movement Research Artist Residency Project, funded in part by the Leonard and Sophie Davis Fund.

The Karaoke Dialogues is supported by Caravan Production, with Coproduction by Opéra de Lille, Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Belgium), Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis (France), and through residencies at deSingel Internationale Kunstencampus (Belgium), Sadler’s Wells (UK), l’Opéra de Lille (France), Vooruit (Belgium), and Velocity Dance Center (Seattle, US). The Karaoke Dialogues will premiere in May 2014 at l’Opéra de Lille.

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