2017 EVENTS

Movie-Night-1VELOCITY + NWFF MOVIE NIGHT: OSCILLATE
JUNE 23 / 7PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
FREE + Open to all
Join us for the premiere of “Oscillate,” created by June Zandona + Daniel Costa through Northwest Film Forum + Velocity Dance Center‘s V2 Dance Film Residency last winter. Then stick around for a second film TBD — vote by tally in Velocity’s lobby!
We’ll pull out the cushions, fire up the popcorn-makers, and watch these full-length works from celebrated local and international choreographers right here on the Founders big screen.
The Dance Film Challenge and V2 Film Residency is a partnership between Northwest Film Forum and Velocity Dance Center, in collaboration with V2, an initiative of the Capitol Hill Art District managed by Velocity Dance Center.

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Cosmin Manolescu / [ FRAGILE ]
JUNE 22

As part of the Seattle International Dance Festival, choreographer Cosmin Manolescu from Romania is offering a special set of workshops and interactive performances JUNE 18 + 19 + 22
The second and final interactive performance takes place in Velocity Founders Theater will start out as a party and grow to include the elements that were decided in part one. Be a part of this immersive experience and enjoy being on the cutting edge of the creative process.
Participation for each event is extremely limited. Please email info@SeattleIDF.org if interested. Indicate your name and which program you would like to take part in. This will be an adventure you will be talking about for a long time! More info>>

 

Indigo for VDC

JKLM STUDIO / Indigo
JUNE 16-18
Indigo is a unique collaboration, uniting eleven dancers from two different ensembles—one from Seattle, Washington and one from Columbus, Ohio—who share a common language but who also fully inhabit their individual physical dialects. In unfolding Indigo, we travel through the palpable history of cultivating, trading, and adorning ourselves into beings capable of possessing its legacy. More info>>

TICKETS $20 / $15 Under 25 + Over 65

 

poster-smallKARIN KIRKLAND SCHOOL OF DANCE / Annual Student Performance
Karin Kirkland School of Dance presents the end of the year performance featuring Armenian, Greek, Italian dances, and ballet. Special guests from Armenia and WA are invited to perform along with the students of KKSD. An exclusive choreography by Srbuhi Babaian will be presented by Karina Melikyan, the artistic director of KKSD. This is a great event to see colorful dances and costumes of different cultures. More info>>

JUNE 3 / 6PM
TICKETS 
$10

 

 

NORTHWEST BALBOA FESTIVAL //The Northwest Balboa Festival is back for its third year in a row! The party keeps on coming, and we need you to come to make 2017 better than ever! With more dancing, more music, more guided practices, and more afternoon socials, this year’s Northwest Balboa Festival will be the hallmark of the Pacific Northwest’s amazing dance community. More info >>

MAY 19 / Evening Dance
9pm-12am
Live Music with How Short! / Check in and Registration opens at 830pm /Invitational Jack-n-Jill at 11pm / $15 Cover for non-pass holders

 

REBEL REBEL
Velocity’s Spring BASH
MAY 18 / 6:30PM
TICKETS $150 / VIP $250 / ENSEMBLE OF 10 $1250 / DANCE PARTY $25

Benefiting local artists and kicking off our bold New Dance Initiative

We’re celebrating our powerful community of rebels – artists, collaborators, and daring mischief makers – with cocktails, champagne, hors d’oeuvres, outstanding performances, and lively conversation with Seattle arts leaders and straight up dance lovers. More info >>

 

 

 

 

16179157_10209906429511388_4188695906150638549_oACCESS VELOCITY: THIS THAT & THE OTHER
MAY 5 / 7PM

MAY 6 / 7PM + 9PM
TICKETS $15 General

What is this? What is that? What is the other? What other? Who’s this? Do you know that? How about the other? If this, then that? Could it be the other? You’re this! They’re that! I’m the other! Do you want this? Can I have that? Show me the other! Over this? Under that? Beside the other? Yes, THIS! Yeah, THAT! Yay, THE OTHER! Why this that and the other? I donno…. Liz, Alyza, and Elby have been creating three new works. Join us for this community supported event full of very different worlds.... More info >>

 

GiveBigLogo_colorGiveBIG TO VELOCITY!
MAY 10 / midnight to midnight

The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG is a one-day, online charitable giving event to inspire people to give generously to nonprofit organizations who make our region a stronger, more vibrant community for all. More info >>

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEATTLE UNIVERSITY FASHION CLUB 

MAY 12
More info >>
Online tickets coming soon!

 

 

 

17311266_10154924348542900_9217910069917824620_oACCESS VELOCITY: CHIMERA DANCE THEATER
APRIL 21 + 22 / 7PM

ENTRANCE IS BY DONATION

Martian Follies is a modern dance variety show features a cast of aliens, robots, actual human dancers, and more. For two nights only, they will be bringing you the best acts of 1920s & 30s cabaret / vaudevillian / Martian / cosmic traditions. More info >>

 

ACCESS VELOCITY: BELLINGHAM REPERTORY DANCE
APRIL 7 + 8 / 8PM
TICKETS
$15 Advance / $18 at the door

“no such place” boasts six new dances from choreographers nation-wide, as well as one returning piece from our past repertory. This winters repertory exposes an unusually rich and palpably weighted slice of contemporary dance and culture. More info >>

 

 

 

MADE IN SEATTLE: KT NIEHOFF
WORLD PREMIERE
Before We Flew Like Birds, We Flew Like Clouds
MAR 9 – APR 1 / 8PM
Velocity at 12th Ave Arts 1620 12th Ave
TICKETS $20 / $25 at the door / $18 Under 25 w/ ID / $17 MVP / $50 PatronWORLD PREMIERE. An audience activated installation illuminating the experiences of four humans with extraordinary relationships to their bodies – an astronaut, a professional speed skater, a survivor of a death experience and a paraplegic rower – using Virtual Reality films, prerecorded and live music staged inside a floating, immersive set of star-like objects. More info >> 

 

 

originalACCESS VELOCITY: FORTHUN+ROME DANCE THEATER
MARCH 31 + APRIL 1 / 8PM
TICKETS
$20 / $25 at the door

Come see Forthun+Rome Dance Theater’s first solo show. The performance will feature new works by CarliAnn Forthun and Ethan Rome. “momentum.” explores the theme of ‘weight’ both literal and metaphorical, and how shifting forces affect humans physically and emotionally. More info >>

ACCESS VELOCITY: SZALT | ANNA CONNER
MARCH 24 + 25 / 8PM
TICKETS
$20 / $25 at the door

Two experimental and contemporary dance companies – Seattle based Anna Conner Co and Los Angeles based szalt – have come together to create a whimsical and curious evening of fierce women dancing in vigorous, cerebral and technically impressive performance premieres. More info >>

 

sh_t-goldSH*T GOLD: The Deep End
MAR 19 / 6-10PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
FREE + open to all
SIGN UP >>

It’s a Sh*t Gold marathon! We’re opening up the floor for long-form performance events up to 20 minutes in length.

 

ACCESS VELOCITY: PETRA ZANKI
MARCH 18 / 5:30-6:30PM
TICKETS
$25 General / $20 Student + Senior / $50 Patron 365 is an intimate, moving meditation on love, a dance solo that speaks of isolation, hope, and longing spaces in hearts with rooms full of light in each of us. This special, one night only presentation is a fundraiser that will benefit dancers and artists involved in a production set to premiere at the On the Boards’ 2017 NW New Works festival. More info >>

 

GUEST ARTIST SERIES: DANIELLE AGAMI / ATE9
Calling Glenn with Wilco’s Glenn Kotche
MARCH 3/ 8PM
Velocity at
The Moore Theatre 1932 2nd Ave
A partnership with STG
TICKETS $30 General / $25 MVP/ $18 Under 25 w/ ID / $50 PatronWORLD PREMIERE. Calling Glenn is a one-night only performance at the historic Moore Theatre by Danielle Agami and her LA based company Ate9, with live music by the rhythmic anchor of the beloved band Wilco, Glenn Kotche. Agami’s strong physicality, humor, and theatricality has made her one of the hottest choreographers in America today. More info >>

 

3RD SHIFT DANCE presents SHIFT SESSIONS: VOLUME 3 FEATURING WHITNEY MONGE
FEB 25 + 26 / 7:30PM
TICKETS
$16 general / $12 youth + fabulously mature

Join us for an intimate night of dance and music as 3rd Shift Dance joins forces with the superb Whitney Mongé with choreography by Xaviera Vandermay. More info >>

 

DUST
FEB 17 + 18 / 8PM

TICKETS $18 student + senior / $20 in advance / $25 at the door

An evening of original works from four Seattle-based artists—Daniel Costa, Kimberly Holloway, Emma Hreljanovic, and Ashleigh Miller— the bill offers an exciting palette of new dance brimming with athleticism, imagery, and soundscape. More info >>

 

SPEAKEASY SERIES: KT NIEHOFF
FEB 12 / 5:30-7PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
FREE + open to all

What does it feel like to be in your body?

 

Made in Seattle artist KT Niehoff asks extraordinary people this question in her new work Before We Flew Like Birds, We Flew Like Clouds, premiering at 12th Ave Arts March 9 – April 1. Join KT and two of these individuals – an astronaut and the first Korean women to go into space, Soyeon Yi, and professional in-line speed skater Maurice Hall, in this lively conversation.

 

 

THE BRIDGE PROJECT 2017
JAN 26-29 / 7:30PM
Velocity Founders Theater
1621 12th Ave
TICKETS $20 / $25 at the door / $18 Under 25 w/ ID / $17 MVP / $50 Patron4 of Seattle’s most promising choreographers create 4 new works in the pressure cooker of just 4 weeks. This year’s performance features exciting new work by emerging Seattle artists: Liz Houlton, Laura Aschoff, Renee Boehlke, + Esra Cömert-Morishige. More info >>

 

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JAN 21 + 22 / 7:30PM
TICKETS
$18 GeneraleXit SPACE presents their pre-professional division students, thePROGRAM. Lead by co-directors Marlo Ariz (Martin) + Karen O’Branovich thePROGRAM dancers will perform an array of styles + themes including modern, jazz, + hip hop. More info >>

 

Access Velocity_WITH LOGO_wht txt on black with backgroundJKLM STUDIOS presents NOMADS
JAN 13 + 14 / 8PM
TICKETS
$20 General / $15 Under 25 + Over 65 / $50 PatronNomads explores the human-made forces shaping our habits, interactions, + patterns of movement + the new possibilities that emerge in their absence. More info >>

 

 

2016 events


NANCY STARK SMITH GLIMPSE 3 PERFORMANCE INSTALLATIONS
DEC 16 + 17 / 5-7PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
TICKETS $15 / $12 MVP

Step into a living world—somewhere between a 3D moving art installation, a visit to the zoo, and your living room. An international group of dancers (and one musician) share the results of their research into the potentials of the Underscore through a live improvised composition. More info >>

 

NEXT FEST NW 2016: pastFORWARD
DEC 9-11 / 7:30PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
TICKETS $20 / $25 at the door / $18 Under 25 w/ ID / $17 MVP / $50 Patron

Next Fest NW
celebrates what’s happening at the pushing edge of contemporary dance + dance cinema. New work by Seattle-based innovators: Ethan Folk + Ty Wardwell, Syniva Whitney (Gender Tender), Quinn Hallenbeck, Sabina Moe, Alisa Popova, and Hayley Shannon.More info >>
15137645_1150309405024607_6171041540668484618_oLAST DANCE V2 FAREWELL PERFORMANCE PARTY
DEC 10 / 9:30PM
Velocity: V2 1525 11th Ave
$5 minimum donation at the door
All proceeds help keep community art space on the hill

 

The Seattle Dance Community says good-bye to V2 with a special one-night-only performance party. Dance will take over the ground floor of V2. Join the send-off. More info >>
waldean_1.27.3NEXT DANCE CINEMA 2016
DEC 5 / 7PM + 8:30PM
Northwest Film Forum 1515 12th Ave
TICKETS $10 (ONE SCREENING) / $15 (BOTH SCREENINGS)

Next Dance Cinema
features the best in local + international dance on screen. ONE NIGHT ONLY, two unique screenings. Presented by Velocity in partnership with Northwest Film Forum. More info >>

Access Velocity_WITH LOGO_wht txt on black with backgroundCORNISH COLLEGE OF THE ARTS DANCE DEPT presents NEW MOVES CONCERT
DEC 2 / 8PM + DEC 3 / 3PM + 8PM
TICKETS
Featuring choreography and performances by students. Proceeds from this event provide core funding to Cornish student scholarships which means that your ticket purchase today directly benefits the arts education of our Cornish

 

Access Velocity_WITH LOGO_wht txt on black with backgroundALANA O ROGERS DANCE CO presents INTO ICE
NOV 11-12 + 18-19 / 8 PM
TICKETS
Into Ice explores an icy landscape and its snow-laden inhabitants in three parts: Into Ice, Kingdom, and Home. The dance promises a sensory feast of ice and light, illuminating the Arctic through stories of adventure and survival, coldness, and the desire for home and hearth. More info >>

 

dancersresource-imageA LIFE IN DANCE:
Resources for Those Onstage at Every Stage
MON NOV 7 / 5-6PM
Velocity Kawasaki Studio 1621 12th Ave
FREE + open to all with RSVP >>
Hosted by Velocity, Spectrum Dance Theater, +The Actors Fund, in partnership with the American Guild of Musical Artists.A dancers’ resource session for professional dancers, dance artists, college students, pre-professional dancers, those considering or experiencing career transition, and anyone interested in learning about what The Actors Fund offers. Come learn how the Actors Fund serves the dance community. They will answer questions and want to hear from dance artists to learn what they need, and the specific challenges of being a dancer in Seattle. More info >>

ART WALK: MARY SHELDON SCOTT
CLOSING RECEPTION + AUDIENCE LAB
NOV 10 / 5:30-6:30PM
Velocity: V2 1525 11th Ave
FREE + open to all

 

Mary Sheldon Scott, surrounded by a selection of her paintings, shares some of the ideas driving her new choreographic work, The SOLO(s) Project, in a group dialogue reflecting on the work’s Nov 3-6 premiere. Drop-by, bring your questions, stay for the conversation. Refreshments provided.

 

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The SOLO(s) Project
NOV 3-6 / 7:30PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
TICKETS $20 / $25 at the door / $18 Under 25 w/ ID / $17 MVP / $50 Patron
An evening-length dance work comprised of 7 new solos inspired by Scott/Powell Performance’s rich legacy of work. A stellar inter-generational cast of Seattle dance stars including: Jade Solomon Curtis, Jim Kent, Alice Gosti, Mark Haim, Sean O’Bryan, Linsyanne Owen + Corrie Befort. More info >>

Access Velocity_WITH LOGO_wht txt on black with backgroundUNIVERSAL LANGUAGE PROJECT presents CROWNING DAY
OCT 29 / 8 PM
TICKETS
A bold five-movement multi-media work for string quartet, piano, and baritone voice/narrator by composer and photographer Marcus Oldham. More info >>

 

SOLOS_Jim-Kent-089-WEBSPEAKEASY SERIES: MARY SHELDON SCOTT
OCT 30 / 5-6:30PM
Velocity: V2 1525 11th Ave
FREE + open to all

 

The work of visual artist / choreographer Mary Sheldon Scott sparks a conversation about the intersections of visual art and dance in this special speakeasy + exhibition, presented in conjunction with our Made in Seattle production of The SOLO(s) Project.

Access Velocity_WITH LOGO_wht txt on black with background3RD SHIFT DANCE presents SHIFT SESSIONS: VOLUME 2
OCT 15 + 16 / 8PM
TICKETS

 

Spend an intimate evening featuring live music by Naomi Wachira blended with choreography by Xaviera Vandermay, and dancing by 3rd Shift Dance in “Shift Sessions: Volume 2” at Velocity Dance Center. More info >>

 

12716124_717289811255_8886362563739264978_oDANCE FILM CHALLENGE SCREENING
Part of NWFF’s Local Sightings 2016
SEPT 29 / 7PM
Northwest Film Forum 1515 12th Ave

 

Selected films submitted through the V2 Dance + Film Residency are screened during NWFF’s Local Sightings 2016. Produced by NWFF, this annual fall film festival features new films, juried prizes, killer parties and national industry scouts looking for strong new work. More info >>

14095853_1082119961843552_1266768735771955167_nSPEAKEASY SERIES: DANCER’S SURVIVAL FAIR
MON SEPT 26 / 6-7:45PM
Velocity Steward Studio 1621 12th Ave
FREE + open to all

Join us for the second annual Dancer’s Survival Fair – a professional development session designed specifically for dancers – this year focusing on marketing + communications. More info >>

 

ARTIST TALK + PERFORMANCE: MARY SHELDON SCOTT
SEPT 11 / 2PM
Museum of Northwest Art 121 S First St, La Conner
FREE + open to all

In this special performance and Artist Talk, the work of visual artist/choreographer Mary Sheldon Scott and composer Jarrad Powell sparks a conversation about the intersections of visual art, dance and new music in the Northwest. More info >>

 

 

 

 

Lusk1_VFKO_PhotoCredTimSummers_smallMaximumVELOCITY at BUMBERSHOOT
SEPT 3+4 / 3-4PM
Seattle Center Exhibition Hall 299 Mercer St
TICKETS >>

 

Velocity returns to Bumbershoot! This showcase offers audiences a vibrant snapshot of the fastest rising stars of Seattle’s nationally celebrated dance scene: Alice Gosti, Kim Lusk, Stephanie Liapis, Randy Ford with dancer Fausto Rivera (Spectrum), and Mary Sheldon Scott with dancer Jim Kent (Whim W’him) and original music by Jarrad Powell.

 

PETRA ZANKI presents 365
SEPT 1 / 8PM
SEPT 2 / 8PM w/ Post-show music with Erin Jorgensen

Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
TICKETS $20 / $25 at the door / $18 Under 25 w/ ID / $17 MVP / $50 Patron

Croatian choreographer and performer Petra Zanki is thrilled to premiere her first work created in the USA: an intimate, moving meditation on love, what it is, and what it might not be. 365 is co-produced by Velocity. More info >>

 

Access Velocity_WITH LOGO_wht txt on black with backgroundTECTONIC MARROW SOCIETY presents IOTA
AUG 26 + 27 / 8PM
TICKETS

Coleman Pester, founder and director of //TECTONIC MARROW SOCIETY, debuts IOTA as a collaborative collective of female voices in this bill of fiercely intelligent innovators. New works by COLEMAN PESTER / CAMEO LETHEM / JODY KUEHNER / JENNA EADY // More info >>

 

 

BEBE MILLER COMPANY OPEN REHEARSAL
WED AUG 10 / 6-8PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
FREE + open to all

Bebe Miller Company’s latest project, Dances from The Making Room, will be in residence at Velocity this August. “We’re looking at the syntax of movement (think David Foster Wallace) and how we absorb meaning (think Toni Morrison and Gertrude Stein).” Join SFDI faculty Bebe Miller and Darrell Jones and dancer Trébien Pollard for an open rehearsal, sprinkled with some talking and a bit of audience back-and-forth.

 

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a public intervention
Part of the Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation (SFDI) / presented at Seattle Art Fair

FRI AUG 5 / 10-11AM
Occidental Square 117 S Washington St
FREE + open to all

2016 SFDI faculty member + choreographer luciana achangar will lead an intensive work period in Seattle, based on the research of The Pleasure Project, with a group of local and international dance artists. Velocity will host achugar in residence as part of SFDI, which will culminate in a durational public performance on Friday morning of Seattle Art Fair in Occidental Park. This project is curated by Velocity Artistic Director Tonya Lockyer. More info >>

 

 

_DSC1138_smallDUET PIECE OF STRING / BEBE MILLER + DARRELL JONES
Part of the Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation (SFDI) / presented at Seattle Art Fair
FRI AUG 5 / 4PM
Union Station
401 S Jackson St
FREE + open to all

In the Union Station site —activated everyday by commuters and tourists visiting from around the globe, moving through its transit hub— 2016 SFDI faculty Bebe Miller + Darrell Jones’ performance will highlight how choreography is everywhere, always in everything. Through their deeply physical approach to improvised movement, they will brings awareness to the body of the viewer in the context of the art fair, revealing how we don’t just see art, we feel it and gain knowledge and experience through motion. This project is curated by Velocity Artistic Director Tonya Lockyer. More info >>

 

 

 

Rm2UNDERSCORE
FRI AUG 5 / 6-9PM
Velocity:V2 1525 11th Ave
FREE + open to all

A long-form open improvisation structure for practicing and examining dance improvisation. If you’re never attended an Underscore, be sure to attend the talk with Katherine Cook in Founders Studio on Thursday, 4-5pm.

 

 

 

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 allIn 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.

 

DANCE INNOVATORS IN PERFORMANCE
Part of the Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation (SFDI)
THURS AUG 4 / 8PM
Erickson Theatre Off Broadway 1524 Harvard Ave
TICKETS $12 / $15 at the door (FREE WITH SFDI PASS)
A critical mass of exciting artists who have been dancing everywhere but in the mainstream. Featuring inter/national SFDI 2016 faculty. More info >>

BODIES OF WATER
JULY 16 / 5-10PM
Seattle Waterfront Park 1401 Alaskan Way
FREE + open to all

Friends of Waterfront Seattle presents Bodies of Water, a site-specific performance by Alice Gosti, produced by Velocity Dance Center. A 5 hour durational performance spectacle celebrating Seattle and the complex relationship the city has with its waters. More info >>

 

 

WebSH*T GOLD: The Deep End
SUN JULY 17 / 4-10PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
FREE + open to all

 

It’s a SH*T GOLD marathon! We’re opening up the floor for long-form performance events up to 20 minutes in length. More info >>

 

Movie NightMOVIE NIGHT: William Forsythe + Meg Stuart/Philipp Gehmacher
THURS JUN 30 / 7PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
FREE + open to all

Join us for an informal screening of William Forsythe’s “I don’t believe in outer space” (2008) and Meg Stuart & Philipp Gehmacher’s “Maybe Forever” (2008). We’ll pull out the cushions, fire up the popcorn-makers and watch full-length works from celebrated international choreographers right here on the NEW Founders Big Screen. This evening focuses on American artists making work in Europe and pushing boundaries in dance theatre. Movie Nights are curated by Tonya Lockyer and Petra Zanki.

Access Velocity_WITH LOGO_wht txt on black with backgroundTHE FAMILY presents LOVE IS THE MESSAGE: A BLACK PRIDE PARTY

SAT JUN 25 / 8PM
TICKETS

A Party to celebrate Black LBGTQI communities and families in a safe and supportive environment. Pop up performances, Dj sets by Riz Rollins and Stas the Boss, youth activities, and dancing. More info >>

 

MADE IN SEATTLE: CHERDONNA SHINATRA
Clock that Mug or Dusted
JUNE 2-5 + 10-12 / 7:30PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
TICKETS $20 / $25 at the door / $18 Under 25 w/ ID / $17 MVP / $50 Patron

 

Jody Kuehner’s brilliant, conceptual, inspirational homage to feminist performance artists from Anna Halprin to Janine Antoni, brought to you by beloved drag/dance bio-fem icon Cherdonna Shinatra. More info >>

 

 

 

Access Velocity_WITH LOGO_wht txt on black with backgroundTEAM DIVA REAL ESTATE presents DIVAS TAKE THE HILL
THURS JUNE 9 / 6PM
TICKETS

Divas Take the Hill is the premier Gay Pride Kick Off party on Capitol Hill. It is your only time you can see the city’s best drag, burlesque, and GLBTQ talent in ONE spot before they hit the road entertaining the masses. All of the ticket and booze sales go to benefit the most vulnerable part of your GLBTQ community. Hosted by DonnaTella Howe and Miss Kitty. More info >>

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THE IllUMINATIO PROJECT presents ILLUMINATIO: YO SOY
MAY 20 / 7PM

TICKETS + INFO >>

 

Access Velocity_WITH LOGO_wht txt on black with backgroundCOMMON TONE ARTS presents THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE PROJECT 2016 SEASON: THE ELEMENTS
MAY 21 / 8PM

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Velocity’s FETE
2016
MAY 12
Velocity
1621 12th Ave
TICKETS $150 / VIP $220 / ENSEMBLE OF 10 $1220

Celebrating 20 years of making space for dance.
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Access Velocity_WITH LOGO_wht txt on black with backgroundINTREPIDUS DANCE presents FEMME
MAY 6 – 8 / 8PM
TICKETS + INFO >>

 

GiveBigLogo_ICONGiveBIG TO VELOCITY!
MAY 3 / midnight to midnight

The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG is a one-day, online charitable giving event to inspire people to give generously to nonprofit organizations who make our region a stronger, more vibrant community for all. More info >>

Access Velocity_WITH LOGO_wht txt on black with backgroundKARIN STEVENS DANCE presents (re)MOVE: BACK TOWARD AGAIN THE (re)TURN FACING
APRIL 22 + 23 / 7:30PM

APRIL 24 / 6:30PM
TICKETS + INFO >>

 

Access Velocity_WITH LOGO_wht txt on black with backgroundRELAY DANCE COLLECTIVE presents PRIME
APRIL 15 / 7PM
APRIL 16 / 7PM + 10PM
APRIL 17 / 7PM
TICKETS + INFO >>

Access Velocity_WITH LOGO_wht txt on black with backgroundEVOKE PRODUCTIONS presents FULL TILT 2016
APRIL 8 + 9 / 7PM + 9PM
TICKETS + INFO >>

 

Access Velocity_WITH LOGO_wht txt on black with backgroundANGELICA DELASHMETTE, KELSEY DIANE HAMON + SARAH M.F. OXFORD present BEING.
APRIL 1 + 2 / 8PM

 

 

Access Velocity_WITH LOGO_wht txt on black with backgroundSHAHANA DATTAGUPTA presents MAIN TO TERE PAAS MEIN
MARCH 27 / 6PM

 

MADE IN SEATTLE: KATE WALLICH
Industrial Ballet
MARCH 26 / DOORS OPEN 7PM SEATING 8PM
Velocity at
The Moore Theatre 1932 2nd Ave
A partnership with STG
TICKETS $20 / $25 at the door / $18 Under 25 w/ ID / $17 MVP / $50 PatronWORLD PREMIERE. Industrial Ballet is a one-night only, evening-length dance and live music super-show deeply inspired by the transgressive industrial music of the 80s and 90s. The YC will be joined by a stellar group of musicians in this darkly glittering large-scale production at Seattle’s historic Moore Theatre. More info >>

 

Access Velocity_WITH LOGO_wht txt on black with backgroundKTISK CONTEMPORARY DANCE presents WORK/LIFE
MARCH 18+19 / 8PM

 

Access Velocity_WITH LOGO_wht txt on black with backgroundACCESS VELOCITY: UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE PROJECT presents SCRAPE
MARCH 11 + 12 / 8PM
TICKETS + INFO >>

 

 

GUEST ARTIST SERIES: KEITH HENNESSY
Bear/Skin
MARCH 13 / 7:30PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
TICKETS
$20 / $25 at the door / $18 Under 25 w/ ID / $17 MVP / $50 Patron

Hennessy’s Bear/Skin appropriates Nijinksy’s choreography for The Rite of Spring to explore the tensions between killer cops and virgin sacrifice, imaginary activism and plastic shamanism, modernism and cultural appropriation. More info >>

 

DaniTirrelSHOWING OUT: CONTEMPORARY BLACK CHOREOGRAPHERS
MARCH 5 / 4PM + 7:30PM + MARCH 6 / 7:30PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
TICKETS $20 / $25 at the door / $18 Under 25 w/ ID / $17 MVP / $50 Patron

Co-presented by CD Forum +Velocity, with curation by Spectrum Dance Theater Artistic Director Donald Byrd, featuring work by Alex Crozier, Jade Solomon Curtis, Randy Ford, Maxie Jamal, + Dani Tirrell. More info >>

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FEB 26 + 27 / 8PM + MARCH 4 / 8PM
TICKETS + INFO >>

 

 

 

SPEAKEASY 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.

 

 

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FRI FEB 19 / 9PM
TICKETS + INFO >>

 

 

GUEST ARTIST SERIES: BILL EVANS
75th Birthday Tour
FEB 20 + 21 / 7:30PM
Velocity Founders Theater
1621 12th Ave
TICKETS $20 / $25 at the door / $18 Under 25 w/ ID / $17 MVP / $50 Patron
Celebrating his 75th year, Guggenheim Fellow Bill Evans’ national tour brings him back to Seattle where his influential Bill Evans Dance Company put Seattle Dance on the national map.

 


SPEAKEASY 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 Neihoff 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.

 

Trisha Brown: In Plain SiteVELOCITY’S AUDIENCE GUIDE + FIELD TRIP TO
Trisha Brown: In Plain Site at Seattle Art Museum
SAT FEB 6 / 11:30AM-1PM
10 degrees 1312 E Union St
FREE and open to all with RSVP

This Audience Guide demystifies the revolutionary performances of Trisha Brown
, a maverick + pioneer of postmodern dance, with equal emphasis on presentation, participation, + social connection. Tonya Lockyer shares video clips of Trisha Brown’s work, taking participants through an experience of the ideas driving her work, followed by a group dialogue. Then we’ll take a Field Trip to see Trisha Brown: In Plain Site at SAM / 2 PM.

DSC_7247_Simon LeroseSPEAKEASY SERIES: PARTICIPATE IN PROCESS
SUN JAN 24/ 4:30-6:30PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
FREE and open to all

Bridge Project 2016 artists, Stephanie Liapis, ilvs strauss, Nathan Blackwell + Ashleigh Miller, share key aspects of their creative process and bring the audience into their work, followed by an open community conversation.

 

 

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SAT JAN 23 / 8PM
TICKETS + INFO >>

 

 

APAP PhotoA PACIFIC NORTHWEST PERFORMANCE PLATFORM
JAN 15 / 2:30-3:30PM + JAN 17 / 4:30-5:30PM
Gibney Dance Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center | Studio H
280 Broadway (Enter at 53A Chambers) | New York, NY 10003
RSVP:Stefanie@squidmgmt.com

For the first time, Velocity, On the Boards, + SQUID MGMT join together to bring a united voice of Seattle/Portland dance to NYC during APAP | NYC 2016. Bringing quintessential voices of our vibrant PNW dance scene to New York including: zoe | juniper, Jody Kuehner aka Cherdonna Shinatra, KT Niehoff, Amy O’Neal, Kate Wallich, Allie Hankins, Ezra Dickinson + Markeith Wiley. More info >>

 

2015 EVENTS

 

NEXT FEST NW 2015: UTOPIA
DEC 11-13 / 8PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
TICKETS $20 / $25 at the door / $15 Students + Seniors / $17 MVP / $50 Patron

Next Fest NW,
celebrates what’s happening at the pushing edge of contemporary dance + dance cinema. Featuring NEW WORK BY Laura Aschoff, Elby Brosch, Daniel Costa, Randy Ford, Imana Gunawan, and Julia Sloane + JuJu Kusanagi. More info >>
12316313_923213254400891_3909892368811874805_nSPEAKEASY SERIES: CITIZEN
DEC 13 / 5PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
FREE + open to all
Hosted by Drew Santoro + Laura Aschoff. Next Fest NW artists share their processes + responses to Utopia, and ask the question: What does it mean to be a socially engaged artist in 2015? More info >>

 

NEXT DANCE CINEMA 2015
DEC 7 / 7PM + 8:30PM
Northwest Film Forum 1515 12th Ave
TICKETS $10 (ONE SCREENING) / $15 (BOTH SCREENINGS)

Next Dance Cinema
features the best in local + international dance on screen. ONE NIGHT ONLY, two unique screenings.
More info >>
Presented by Velocity in partnership with Northwest Film Forum.

 

 

TogetherSPECIAL SH*T GOLD: TOGETHER
The Utopian Edition

DEC 7 /10PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
FREE + open to all

After Next Dance Cinema, join a special Next Fest NW Utopia edition of SH*T GOLD. Come show a sketch, a task, a situation, a work in-the-works with the aspiration of a utopian ideal of Togetherness. No electronic devices or use of technology. No imprints or digital recordings. A focus on the communication that happens in the room. Hosted by Petra Zanki, Campbell Thibo + Crystaline Brown. More info >>

IMG_0443-1024x682SPEAKEASY SERIES: COLLECTIVES, CO-OPS, COLLABORATIONS
DEC 6 / 6:30PM
Velocity Dance Center 1621 12th Ave
FREE + open to all

A look at the alternative ways artists engage in collaboration and resource sharing, present and past, with Vanessa Dewolf (founder of Studio Current and PROJECT: Space Available), members of the new AU Collective + MORE. More info >>

 

Access Velocity_WITH LOGO_wht txt on black with backgroundACCESS VELOCITY: CORNISH COLLEGE OF THE ARTS DANCE DEPARTMENT presents NEW MOVES CONCERT
FRI DEC 4 / 8PM + SAT DEC 5 / 3PM + 8PM
TICKETS + INFO >>

Erin Jorgensen_photo by Dave LichtermanSUNDAY SUNSET CONCERT WITH ERIN JORGENSEN
NOV 22 / 7:30PM
Velocity Kawasaki Studio 1621 12th Ave
TICKETS $10 at the doorConcert two in musician Erin Jorgensen’s series of intimate concerts in Velocity’s Kawasaki studio as the sun sets and the week ends. More info >>

 

 

Access Velocity_WITH LOGO_wht txt on black with backgroundACCESS VELOCITY: SLEEP NOD presents: WORK (new dances)
NOV 20 / 8PM + NOV 21 / 8PM + 10PM
TICKETS + INFO >>

 

 

Access Velocity_WITH LOGO_wht txt on black with backgroundACCESS VELOCITY: MAYA SOTO + NICO TOWER present WORLD PREMIERE of INNER GALACTIC:
An Odyssey of the Heart
NOV 13 + 14 / 8PM + NOV 15 / 7PM
TICKETS + INFO >>

 

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A Michael Jackson DanceOFF
SUN NOV 15 / 6:30PM

415 Westlake
TICKETS $30 / $75 Patron Ticket

It’s a danceOFF. It’s a PARTY. It’s for YOU – our Velocity family!

As Velocity heads into its 20th year, we’re planning a big party–a BASH to celebrate the community that’s made Velocity what it is today, and to raise vital funds to build a bright future. In the danceOFF to end all danceOFFs, five of Velocity’s most talented dance artists team up with local celebrities to perform two-minute Michael Jackson-inspired duets + YOU vote with your dollars! More info >>

VELOCITY IS GENIUS!
FRI NOV 13 / 3-5PM
Genius Award Exhibit / Frye Art Museum
Cherdonna Shinatra, Patron Saint of Velocity

Jody Kuehner will perform Cherdonna Shinatra, Patron Saint of Velocity—an early manifestation of a performance to premiere in June 2016 as part of Velocity’s 20th Anniversary season. This performance is part of a suite of queer, feminist dance performances by drag/dance bio-fem Cherdonna to be developed, in part, through Velocity’s Made in Seattle new dance development program. More info >>

 

ACCESS VELOCITY: VERSION EXCURSION DANCE presents: EMBERS
NOV 6 + 7 / 8PM + NOV 8 / 7PM
TICKETS + INFO >>

 

 

MADE IN SEATTLE: ANNA CONNER + CO / BABETTE DELAFAYETTE + JOHN MARC POWELL
OCT 9-11 / 8PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
TICKETS $20 / $25 at the door / $15 Students + Seniors / $17 MVP / $50 Patron

Anna Conner + CO and Babette DeLafayette + John Marc Powell present a series of events + a weekend of live performances investigating themes of separation and connection in our digitally-enhanced world. More info >>

 

 

SPEAKEASY SERIES: EVERYTHING IS MATERIAL: AN INSIDER LOOK AT EUROPEAN DANCE TODAY
Hosted by Erica Badgeley
OCT 9 / 12-1:30PM

Velocity Kawasaki Studio 1621 12th Ave
FREE + open to all

Erica Badgeley has spent the last year creating and performing work by up-and-coming choreographers in Europe, a generation birthed from companies and schools like Rosas, Sasha Waltz, Akram Kahn, P.A.R.T.S., SNDO and SEAD. Erica will share her unique view of current European Dance Trends: the history the choreographers bring from their experience as dancers, combined with the new ways they choose to evolve that history. More info >>

 

Glimmer3THE FALL KICK-OFF / PNW DANCE PLATFORM + BIG BANG!
SEPT 24-27, 2015
PNW DANCE PLATFORM // SEPT 24 + 25 + 26 / 7PM
BIG BANG! // SEPT 27 / 6-10PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
TICKETS $20 / $25 at the door / $15 student + senior / $17 MVP / $10 BIG BANG!
ALL ACCESS PASS $50

Celebrate the kick-off to the Seattle Dance Season. Each night some of Seattle’s most gifted and charismatic artists come together to celebrate the talent and innovation of the PNW contemporary dance scene.

THURS-SAT, re-live the best performance moments of 2015 + preview what’s to come in 2016 in the PNW Dance Platform! Back by popular demand, Sunday’s BIG BANG! has Velocity bursting at the seams with an explosive party of  performance happenings – dance, theater, sound, new media, installations + more! Each night is a one-of-a-kind showcase. A benefit for Velocity’s 2015-2016 programming. This year, Velocity is also delighted to partner with CD FORUM. More info >>

 

11892094_878071052248445_7979935462317257839_nSPEAKEASY SERIES: DANCER’S SURVIVAL FAIR
SUN SEPT 20 / 5:30-8PM
Velocity Founders Theater
1621 12th Ave
FREE + open to all

 

Professional development sessions designed specifically for dancers covering a variety of topics including budgeting, marketing, goal-setting + touring, followed by a networking happy hour.

 

 

SPEAKEASY SERIES: ART IN PRISONS
SUN SEPT 13 / 5-7PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
FREE + open to all

 

Hosted by Leigh Sugar with Pat Graney, Lillian Hewko, Eli Hastings, Aaron Counts, + Daemond Arrindell. The arts have a transformative impact on people who are incarcerated in America, and the artists who work with them. This Speakeasy focuses on cultural workers creating and collaborating inside of America’s prisons and juvenile detention centers. More info >>
(Artwork by Guillermo Willie)

 

DaniTirrelMaximumVELOCITY at BUMBERSHOOT
SEPT 5 + 6 / 7:30-8:30PM
Seattle Center Pavilion 305 Harrison Street
TICKETS >>

 

A showcase offering a vibrant snapshot of the nationally celebrated Seattle Dance Scene. Performances by Kate Wallich, Kim Lusk, Dani Tirrell with original music by Jaymz Nylon, and Anna Conner + Co + new music by Bret Gardin of Newaxeyes. More info >>
GUEST ARTIST SERIES: PEGGY PIACENZA
Touch Me Here
Encore Performance
SEPT 3 + 4 / 8PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
TICKETS $18 / $20 at door / $12 students + seniors / $15 MVP

An evening length solo performance created and performed by Seattle-based choreographer Peggy Piacenza, with an original live score performed by cellist Scott Bell. More info >>

 

Erin Jorgensen_photo by Dave LichtermanSUNDAY SUNSET CONCERT WITH ERIN JORGENSEN
AUG 23 / 7:30PM
Velocity Kawasaki Studio 1621 12th Ave
Suggested Donation $5Musician Erin Jorgensen plays a series of intimate concerts in Velocity’s Kawasaki studio as the sun sets and the week ends. More info >>

 

 

 

 

 

UNDERSCORE TALK WITH KATHERINE COOK
FRI JULY 31 / 5:30-6:30PM
Velocity Founders Studio 1621 12th Ave

If you’ve never attended an Underscore, be sure to attend this talk with Katherine Cook in the Founders Studio beforehand!

 

UNDERSCORE
Part of the Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation(SFDI)
FRI JULY 31 / 7:30-11PM
Century Ballroom 915 E Pine St
$5

A long-form open improvisation structure for practicing and examining dance improvisation. If you’ve never attended an Underscore before, be sure to attend the talk with Katherine Cook beforehand in Founders Studio, 5:30-6:30PM.

 

 

 

Jennifer Monson - Photo by Valerie Oliveiro_smallJENNIFER MONSON: DANCING THE SYSTEMS + SCORES OF LOCAL URBAN ECOLOGIES
Public Participation + Observation
Part of the Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation (SFDI)
SAT AUG 1 / 9-11AM
Velocity Lobby 1621 12th Ave
FREE + open to all

 

Experience Jennifer Monson’s process by participating in the last day of this site-specific intensive. Monson brings her award-winning methodology to investigate the rapidly changing urban ecology of Capitol Hill.

 

SFDI 2011SPEAKEASY SERIES:HISTORY OF CONTACT IMPROVISATION THROUGH THE BODY
THURS JULY 30 / 1:30PM
Velocity Founders Theater
1621 12th Ave
FREE + open to all

A lecture demonstration and conversation facilitated by Karen Nelson with Andrew de Lotbinère Harwood, Ronja Ver, + Katherine Cook.

 

 

Andrew Harwood_ Christian LappDANCE INNOVATORS IN PERFORMANCE
Part of the Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation (SFDI)
THURS JULY 30 / 8PM
Broadway Performance Hall 1625 Broadway
TICKETS $12 / $15 at the door (FREE WITH SFDI PASS)

A critical mass of exciting artists who have been dancing everywhere but in the mainstream. Featuring inter/national SFDI 2015 faculty. More info >>

 

 

Ralph Lemon 2SPEAKEASY SERIES: LIGHTNING TALKS
WEDS JULY 29 / 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.

 

 

jmonsonNIGHT WALK WITH JENNIFER MONSON
TUES JULY 28 / 9PM
Velocity Lobby 1621 12th Ave
FREE + open to all

Experience alternative ways of orienting our sense of place. This work builds concentration, resilience and adaptability and understands the dancing body as a highly specialized perceptual apparatus. From this, experimental choreographic possibilities emerge and persist. More info >>

 

SS_Dress_03 copySTRICTLY SEATTLE PERFORMANCES 2015
JULY 24
/ 8PM
JULY 25 / 2PM + 8PM
Broadway Performance Hall 1625 Broadway
TICKETS
$18 / $12 students + seniors / $15 MVP

Super-charged new works by Zoe Scofield, Pat Graney, Kate Wallich, Anna Conner, Shannon Stewart, Kaitlin McCarthy + Bryon Carr created during the three-week Strictly Seattle Summer Dance Intensive + New shorts from KT Niehoff’s Dance Film Track. More info >>

 

WebSH*T GOLD: The Deep End
SUN JULY 12 / 4-10PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
FREE + open to all
It’s a SH*T GOLD marathon! We’re opening up the floor for long-form performance events up to 30 minutes in length. More info >>

 

rebecah-head2_Scott Simock_small for webGUEST ARTIST SERIES: DANIELLE AGAMI / ATE9 + A NEW WORK BY MATT DREWS
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Plus The Weltgeist, a new work by Matt Drews (Seattle)
JUNE 19-21 / 7:00PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
TICKETS $18 / $20 at the door / $12 student + senior /
$15 MVP / $50 Patron
Velocity brings Danielle Agami / Ate9’s triumphant return to Seattle, and two compelling new works by Agami and Seattle dance super star Matt Drews. More info >>

 

PeggySPEAKEASY SERIES:THE BLINDNESS THAT OCCURS WHEN I’M NO LONGER ABLE TO SEE WHAT I’M CREATING
SAT JUNE 6 / 1-3PM
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, Movement Studio
4408 Delridge Way SW, 98106
FREE + open to all

Hosts: Dayna Hanson, Heather Kravas, Peggy Piacenza

New projects by Dayna Hanson and Peggy Piacenza are a springboard for conversation about blindness, clarity, and perception in the choreographer’s creative process. The audience will have unique opportunities to engage with each artist’s work and to join the conversation. This Speakeasy is made possible in partnership with the Youngstown Space Program. More info >>

 

 

1st_batch_463SPEAKEASY SERIES:ARTISTS RAISING KIDS
SUN MAY 10 / 6:30-8:30PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
FREE and open to all

Join us on Mother’s Day to celebrate artists raising kids. Meet other working artist parents, share challenges and inspiration.  All families and kids welcome. Hosted by Maya Soto, Karin Stevens + Laura Rodriguez.

 

 

GiveBIG to Velocity!
May 5 / midnight to midnight

The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG is a one-day, online charitable giving event to inspire people to give generously to nonprofit organizations who make our region a stronger, more vibrant community for all. This year’s GiveBIG will take place on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 and it’s going to be a true “Day of Champions.” Be a #DanceChampion + #GiveBIG to Velocity!More info >>

 

 

 

 

writingapoemAUDIENCE LAB with Alice Gosti
May 3 / 5-7PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
FREE and open to all

Audience labs demystify Velocity performances with equal emphasis on presentation, participation, and social connection. Gosti shares video clips of artists who inspired her immersive performance practice, including Britain’s DV8 Physical Theater and Flemish legend Jan Fabre; takes participants through an experience of the ideas driving her new work, How to become a partisan; followed by a group dialogue reflecting on the April 25 premiere.

 

MADE IN SEATTLE: ALICE GOSTI
World Premiere: How to become a partisan
APRIL 25 / 4-9PM
Presented by Velocity at Saint Mark’s Cathedral
1245 10th Ave E
TICKETS $18 / $20 at the door / $12 student + senior / $15 MVP / $50 Patron
3:30-4PM / Community Procession Beginning at Velocity
4-9PM / Performance at Saint Mark’s Cathedral

This five-hour, come-and-go, immersive performance by choreographer, Alice Gosti, in collaboration with Hanna Benn, is commissioned, developed and produced through Velocity’s Made in Seattle new dance development program. More info >>

 

Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass_ by Christopher DugganGUEST ARTIST SERIES: MONICA BILL BARNES & COMPANY
HAPPY HOUR
Preview Performance
April 16 / 7:30PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
TICKETS $18 / $20 at the door / $12 student + senior / $15 MVP

Happy Hour mixes dance, theater and one card trick all set to a sound score of Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, Journey and Nat King Cole. Come after work, first drink’s on us. More info >>

 

ndpINFORMATION SESSION: National Dance Project (NDP)
APRIL 19 / 3-4:30PM
Velocity Steward Studio 1621 12th Ave
REGISTER NOW | FREE and open to all

Are you a dancer, choreographer, producer, or presenter in the Seattle area? Learn more about the National Dance Project (NDP) + how it supports you and nonprofit organizations in the creation and touring of contemporary dance. Join NDP staff + artist grantees for a free, informal info session on NDP grants! More info >>

 

COMMUNITY SaintMarkGATHERING:How to become a partisan
APRIL 19 / 5PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
FREE and open to all

Want to participate in the community procession on April 25 that sets off How to become a partisan? You’re invited into the process as Gosti talks about the work, sharing an open dialogue focused on key themes including self-organization, the spiritual/political body, and collective resistance.

 

SPEAKEASY SERIES: StoriHeads_All blackes of Collective Resistance
APRIL 19 / 6PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
FREE and open to all

Join us and share your perspective in this intergenerational community conversation on how we move towards action. More info >>

 

Delfos Danza-Photo-LoisGreenfieldSPEAKEASY SERIES: DELFOS DANZA CONTEMPORANEA DANCE COMPANY
APR 8 / 12PM

Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
FREE and open to all

Join this conversation with the co-director of DELFOS DANZA CONTEMPORANEA, Claudia Lavista, and Seattle dance icon PAT GRANEY. Lavista and Graney will discuss contemporary dance in Mexico/Seattle; + how they, and other artists, are impacted by what is happening their countries artistically, politically, + economically..

DELFOS DANZA CONTEMPORANEA was founded in 1992 by Mexican choreographers/dancers Claudia Lavista and Victor Manuel Ruiz in Mexico City.  In 1996 we moved  to Mazatlán, México with the vision of creating dynamic new works as well as developing a professional training program for contemporary dancers.  The company is a unique collective of artists whose creative vision is characterized by fluid physicality and poetic narratives. More info >>

 

Velocity’s SPRING FETE
THURSDAY MARCH 12
5:30PM VIP RECEPTION / 6:30PM DOORS OPEN
Velocity Dance Center 1621 12th Ave
TICKETS $250 VIP / $150
A benefit to celebrate Velocity as a
visionary national beacon for dance.
More info >>

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GUEST ARTIST SERIES: THE DANCE CARTEL
Velocity + The Dance Cartel present
ONTHEFLOOR
featuring special guest appearances by
REGGIE WATTS, AMY O’NEAL, HYPERNOVA, GEORGIA SANFORD + DJ WD4D
March 6+7 / Doors Open 8:30PM
March 8 / Doors Open 7:30PM
Velocity Founders Theater
1621 12th Ave
TICKETS
$20 / $25 at the door / $15 student + senior / $17 MVP

The critically-acclaimed DANCE CARTEL makes its West Coast premiere of immersive dance experience ONTHEFLOOR, with a starry roster of special guests at Velocity Dance Center. More info >>

Bandaloop!SPEAKEASY SERIES: A CONVERSATION WITH BANDALOOP
FEB 26 / 7PM

Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
FREE and open to all

Join a performance/conversation with the artists of Bandaloop, a pioneer in vertical dance performance whose work has been presented in theaters and museums, on skyscrapers, bridges, billboards and historical sites, in atriums and convention halls, in nature on cliffs, and on screen. Join Rachael Lincoln (Assistant Artistic Director, Dancer) and dancers Melecio Estrella + Roel Seeber, hosted by Velocity’s Artistic Director, Tonya Lockyer.

This Speakeasy Series is presented through The Velocity Sessions, a partnership with UW World Series.

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JAN 30 – FEB 1 / 8PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
TICKETS $18 / $12 student + senior / $15 MVP / $50 Patron

Post-show Conversation with the artists after the Friday and Saturday performance.

Featuring new works by Adriana Hernandez, Coleman Pester, Hannah Simmons and Dylan Ward. The Bridge Project is Velocity’s new works series that challenges 4 of Seattle’s most promising emerging choreographers to create 4 new works in the pressure cooker of 4 weeks. More info >>

Coleman Pester - Bridge Project 2015 - Nico Tower #2SPEAKEASY SERIES: PARTICIPATE IN PROCESS
SAT JAN 24 / 6PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
FREE and open to all

Bridge Project 2015 artists present what is fueling their current work and creative process in a series of lightning talks followed by an open community conversation.

redshirt1 copyMARK HAIM + JESSE ZARITT INFORMAL PERFORMANCE
JAN 10 / 6PM
Velocity Founders Theater
1621 12th Ave
TICKETS 
$8

New solos and duets created + performed by Mark Haim + Jesse Zaritt. See the new work developed in their Velocity workshop + residency!

 

2014 events

 

ArianaBird_RemediesForAchingBones_Next14_1_webNEXT FEST NW 2014: NEW WEST
DEC 12 + 13 + 14 / 8PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
TICKETS $18 / $12 student + senior / $15 MVP

Velocity’s annual December festival, Next Fest NW celebrates what’s happening at the pushing edge of contemporary dance and dance cinema. For NEW WEST, artists from across the PNW respond to the vibrant culture of the evolving 21st century American West. New works by Ariana Bird, Anna Conner, Luke Gutgsell, Carl Lawrence, Kim Lusk, Alexandra Maricich + Mariah Martens and Colleen McNeary.

 

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DEC 8 + 9 / 7PM + DEC 13 / 11AM + 2PM
Northwest Film Forum 1515 12th Ave
TICKETS $11 / $8 student + senior / $6 NWFF members + MVP

Next Dance Cinema features the best in local and international dance on screen. This popular local film festival, founded in 2006 by Velocity to feature local dance filmmakers, expands this year to include three days of dance films and to feature some of the best in new dance cinema from around the globe.

Presented by Velocity in partnership with Northwest Film Forum.

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IRRECONCILIBILITY
NOV 16-23
A partnership between Velocity and On the Boards

November 16O’Connor Workshop Making Dances, Velocity, 12pm-4pm
November 17: O’Connor Happy Hour Book Club, Hosted by Velocity at OtB, 6:30pm
November 20 – 21: performance of BLEED, OtB, 8pm
November 22: reading, Claudia Larocco, The Best Most Useless Dress, OtB, 6pm
November 22: performance of poem and Secret Mary, OtB, 8pm
November 23: performance of Sister followed by O’Connor Community Forum, Velocity, 5:30pm

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SISTER followed by O’Connor Community Forum
Velocity Founders Theater / 1621 12th Ave
NOV 23 / 5:30PM
TICKETS $12 / $9 MVP

Performed by fearless and unparalleled NYC dancers (David Thomson and Cynthia Oliver), Sister weaves various dance vocabularies into an intimate, complex, yet often playful tapestry, creating an unexpected universe.

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JODY KUEHNER AKA CHERDONNA SHINATRA
World Premiere
 THE CHERDONNA SHOW: WORTH MY SALT
Velocity Founders Theater
1621 12th Ave
OCT 17-19 + OCT 24-26, 2014 / 8PM
ADDED PERFORMANCE DUE TO DEMAND: OCTOBER 24TH @ 10PM!
Post Show Conversation + Cocktails / OCT 18 + 25 with Seattle celebs

TICKETS $20 / $25 at the door / $15 student + senior / $17 MVP

This fall, Jody Kuehner aka Cherdonna Shinatra, an icon in the LGBTQ, burlesque and drag communities, premieres her first evening-length solo show/art project, Worth my Salt — a one-of-a-kind dance spectacular commissioned, produced and presented by Velocity’s Made In Seattle dance development program. More info >>

SPEAKEASY SERIES: THE ART OF POLITICS AND THE POLITICS OF QUEER PART II
OCT 5 / 6PM
Velocity Dance Center
 / 1621 12th Ave
FREE and open to all

Jody Kuehner AKA Cherdonna Shinatra and celebrated designer Mark Mitchell share their work, discussing the queer politics of art-making. The audience is invited into the conversation over canapés and cocktails.

Eugenie Frerichs _duetlove_529GUEST ARTIST SERIES: TAHNI HOLT (PDX)
World Premiere
DUET LOVE
SEPT 4 / 7PM + SEPT 5-6 / 10PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
TICKETS $20 / $25 at the door / $15 student + senior / $17 MVP

Celebrated Portland choreographer Tahni Holt and a stellar Pacific Northwest artistic team draw from iconic photographs of famous couples as a driving force to disrupt and question how gendered bodies are portrayed in performance. More info>>>


SPECIAL AUDIENCE LAB – TAHNI HOLT Duet Love
SEPT 4 / 5:30-8:30PM
LAB $30 / $25 MVP / Includes ticket to THUR performance

Audience Labs aim to demystify dance through an equal emphasis on conversation, presentation, participation and social interaction. Facilitated by Velocity Artistic Director Tonya Lockyer, this audience lab focuses on Tahni Holt’s Duet Love. The Audience Lab includes a ticket to the performance, refreshments and a post-show conversation with the artist.

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THE FALL KICK-OFF 2014
SEATTLE DANCE SHOWCASES
SEPT 5-7, 2014
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
TICKETS $20 / $25 at the door / $15 student + senior / $17 MVP / $50 All Access Pass

The official kick-off to the Seattle dance season, the 12th annual Fall Kick-Off celebrates the talent and imagination of the PNW’s contemporary dance scene. Re-live the best performance moments of 2014 and preview what’s to come in 2015. The all-star line up features Markeith Wiley, zoe|juniper, Kate Wallich + The YC, Heather Kravas, ilvs strauss, Alice Gosti, Cherdonna Shinatra, Anna Conner + Co, The Pendleton House, Coriolis Dance, Dayna Hanson, Jim Kent + Dylan Ward, Gender Tender, Mark Haim + more!A benefit for Velocity’s 2014-2015 programming. More info

Mrak_02CREATIVE RESIDENT PROGRAM:
ELIA MRAK: THE SAMURAI PROJECT SHOWING

AUGUST 22 / 8PM + 10PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
TICKETS / $12 / $9 MVP

In their three-city tour connecting Buenos Aires, Seattle and Mexico City, Velocity SCUBA 2014 Artist Elia Mrak, Viko Hernandez (Mexico) and Martin Piliponsky (Argentina) debut their own powerful trio and create a new work on three Seattle dancers. More info>>>


IMG_5086_Driscoll_by Stephen SchreiberDANCE INNOVATORS IN PERFORMANCE

Part of the Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation (SFDI)
JULY 31 / 8PM
Broadway Performance Hall
 1625 Broadway
TICKETS $12

A critical mass of exciting artists who have been dancing everywhere but in the mainstream. More info >>

 

 

Dance Out!THE GATHERING
AUG 2 / 8PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
TICKETS $18 / $12 students + seniors / $15 MVP

Internationally celebrated dance artists and improvisers, Michael Schumacher, Kirstie Simson, Darrell Jones, Mark Haim, and musician Thomas Schumacher come together for The Gathering, a powerful evening of virtuosic improvisation in Velocity’s Founders Theater.

 

Dress_34STRICTLY SEATTLE PERFORMANCES 2014
JULY 25 / 8PM
JULY 26 / 2PM + 8PM
Broadway Performance Hall 1625 Broadway
TICKETS $18 / $12 students + seniors / $15 MVP

STRICTLY SEATTLE SPECIAL TICKET!
PATRON TICKET $50
JULY 25 Patron ticket holders are invited to a sparkling, pre-show party at 6:30PM. Nibble on delicious macaroons, sip champagne, and get to know Strictly Seattle dancers, choreographers, and faculty!

Super-charged new works by zoe | juniper, Pat Graney, Bennyroyce Royon, Jody Kuehner, Shannon Stewart, Rosa Vissers + Bryon Carr created during the three-week Strictly Seattle Summer Dance Intensive + New shorts from KT Niehoff’s Dance Film Track. More info >>

EYE OF LEO PHOTO WEB_photo Joseph LambertGUEST ARTIST SERIES:
SARA SHELTON MANN (SF)
THE EYE OF LEO SHOWING
MAY 25 / 7PM WITH POST-SHOWING CONVERSATION
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
TICKETS $12 / $9 MVP

 

Legendary San Francisco iconoclast choreographer Sara Shelton Mann crafts solos for three of Seattle’s most provocative dance artists — Alia Swersky, Alice Gosti Beth Graczyk. More info>>

 

 

2debi red sweater_SQUARESCUBA 2014
APR 25-27 / 8PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
TICKETS $18 / $20 at the door / $12 students + seniors / $15 MVP

“A kind of Whitney Biennial of dance, this mobile showcase taps the country’s best emerging talent . . . and sends them on the road.” — Minnesota Monthly

A weekend of critically acclaimed performances by four nationally emerging talents in contemporary dance. Featuring a new work by Seattle’s Elia Mrak + Erica Badgeley, with Seattle premieres by Nichole Canuso Dance Company (Philadelphia), NAKA Dance Theater (San Francisco) and SuperGroup (Minneapolis). More info >>

Kim_Anno_and_Kyung_Lee_JoseFloatingP1030320_long_flippedARTISTS AS ACTIVISTS: SCUBA SPEAKEASY LIGHTING TALKS 
THURS APR 24 / 7PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
FREE

SCUBA artists NAKA Dance Theater, Elia Mrak + Erica Badgeley, Nichole Canuso, and SuperGroup present what is fuelling their current work and creative process in a series of lightning talks followed by an open community conversation. More info >>

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VELOCITY’S ANNUAL BASH:
MADE IN SEATTLE
THURSDAY APRIL 10
5:30PM VIP RECEPTION / 6:30PM DOORS OPEN
AXIS Pioneer Square 308 1st Avenue South
TICKETS $250 VIP / $120

Delicious Seasonal Dinner ♥ Dessert by The Kingfish Cafe ♥ Craft Cocktails ♥ Open Bar

GUESTS OF HONOR | Mark Haim + The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation

Velocity celebrates Seattle as a radiator of risk + innovation in an evening to support our groundbreaking work and Made in Seattle new dance development artists. Join us for performances by celebrated Made in Seattle artists Amy O’Neal, Ezra Dickinson, Kate Wallich + Matt Drews and Jody Kuehner (Cherdonna Shinatra), live and silent auctions and a raucous raise the paddle — followed by a DJ’d dance party. More info >>

HolmesKJ01_by Green DengSPEAKEASY SERIES EVENT:
DANCE ARTIST K.J. HOLMES + POET JULIE CARR IN PERFORMANCE
Co-presented with 10 degrees, Studio Current + On the Boards
MAR 1 / 5:30PM
10 degrees 1312 E Union St 
Suggested donation $5

An evening of viewing videos of collaborations between poets + dancers from the late 1970s to now (including Steve Paxton + Lisa Nelson, Margaret Jenkins, Contraband, Ralph Lemon + others) followed by an excerpt of K.J. Holmes’ new piece with Julie Carr, Q+A and conversation. More info >>

SE_IMG_9416_squareMADE IN SEATTLE:
Kate Wallich + The YC with Andrew Bartee
World premiere: Super Eagle
FEB 13-16 / 8PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
TICKETS $20 / $25 at the door / $15 students + seniors / $17 MVP

Seattle choreographer Kate Wallich/The YC and Pacific Northwest Ballet dancer/choreographer Andrew Bartee join forces to collaborate and create their first evening length work Super Eagle with Wallich’s company The YC, premiering as part of Velocity’s Made in Seattle dance development program. More info >>

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SPEAKEASY SERIES:
SUPER EAGLE: THE GUTS + GLORY OF COLLABORATION
SUN FEB 9 / 7PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
Pay-what-you-can

Join us for a screening of the film Super Eagle: The Overture, a visual prelude to the world premiere of Kate Wallich + The YC with Andrew Bartee’sSuper Eagle February 13-16, followed by a conversation demystifying the art of collaboration and the challenges of translation. The YC’s stellar company shares their process from conception to co-creation. More info >>

Colleen McNeary_courtesy of the artistTHE BRIDGE PROJECT 2014
JAN 31 – FEB 2 / 8PM
Velocity Founders Theater
 1621 12th Ave
TICKETS $18 / $20 at the door / $12 students + seniors / $15 MVP

Featuring new work by Shannon Stewart, Babette McGeady, Anna Conner and Colleen McNeary. The Bridge Project is Velocity’s new works series that challenges 4 of Seattle’s most promising emerging choreographers to create 4 new works in the pressure cooker of just 3 weeks. More info >>

Confluence+Rebellion_FlyerImageNOtextSPEAKEASY SERIES:
CONFLUENCE + REBELLION WITH TORBEN ULRICH, BETH BRACZYK + ANGELINA BALDOZ
THURS JAN 16 / 7PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
FREE + open to the public

Join us for an experiential evening with renowned director Torben Ulrich, dancer Beth Graczyk and musician Angelina Baldoz as they share elements of their project Cacophony for 8 Players, and generate discussion around the nature of influence, inspiration and collaboration. More info >>

 

2013 events

 

Film still from Kate Wallich + The YC + BLACKBIRD by Jacob Rosen_squareNEXT FEST NW 2013 + NEXT DANCE CINEMA
DEC 9-15

NEXT FEST NW PERFORMANCES // DEC 13-15 / 8PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
TICKETS $18 / $12 students + seniors / MVP $15

NEXT DANCE CINEMA // DEC 9-10 / 7PM
Northwest Film Forum 1515 12th Ave
TICKETS $11 / $8 student + senior / $6 NWFF member + MVP
Tickets available through Northwest Film Forum

Next Fest NW is Velocity’s new works series celebrating what’s happening in contemporary dance, movement-based performance and dance cinema in the Northwest. Next Dance Cinema features the best in local and international dance on screen. This popular local film festival, founded in 2006 by Velocity to feature local dance filmmakers, expands this year to include two nights and to feature some of the best in new dance cinema from around the globe. Presented by Velocity in partnership with Northwest Film Forum. More info >>

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With choreographer/filmmaker Dayna Hanson (2013 A.I.R.)
NOV 10 / 6:30-9:30PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
FREE

Artists and attendees engage in constructive dialogue facilitated by choreographer/filmmaker Dayna Hanson (Velocity 2013 A.I.R.) with hosts Zoe Scofield (zoe | juniper) + Tonya Lockyer.More info >>

 

gregory-maqoma-01DANCE LECTURE SERIES
Contemporary Dance in Africa: A Public Conversation with Gregory Maqoma
OCT 22 / 11:30AM – 12:30PM 
Velocity Dance Center 1621 12th Ave
FREE
Join Gregory Maqoma for a public conversation with Velocity Executive/Artistic Director Tonya Lockyer directly after his Master Class. Maqoma will talk about his work and dance history, the electrifying creative fomentation happening in African dance today, and the complexities of a contemporary ‘African identity’. More info >>

 

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BOOM POW! COMICS, GENDER + MOVEMENT
Velocity Speakeasy Panel + Conversation
OCT 10 / 6:30PM
Velocity 1621 12th Ave
FREE

A panel talk + community conversation exploring gender stereotypes and the body. From small press zines through mainstream comic superheroes, dance performance and “nerdlesque”, hear from some of the most engaged local artists + publishers on the topic. Come share your view on how these perceptions of embodiment influence pop culture — or is it the other way around?

Panelists: Charles “Zan” Christensen, Jennifer K. Stuller, Jo Jo StilettoMaya SotoKelly Froh + Eroyn Franklin. More info >>

An Arts Crush Featured Event. Curated by Melinda Fox (geek/activist/nonprofit strategist).

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THE ENGENDERING PROJECT: EVER BETWEENING
OCT 6 / 5-6:30PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Avenue
FREE

Join director/performer Joan Laage (Kogut Butoh), collaborators Kaoru Okumura and Jackie An, with artists Douglas Ridings, Tanja Woloshen and Velocity co-founder Michele Miller in a roundtable discussion focused on gender fluidity and transformation in the creative arts. More info >>

 

FKO+BB'13_postcard_SQUARETHE FALL KICK-OFF + BIG BANG! PERFORMANCE PARTY
SEPT 26-29
BIG BANG! // SEPT 26 / 7:30-11:30PM
SEATTLE DANCE SHOWCASES // SEPT 27 + 28 + 29 / 8PM
Velocity 1621 12th Ave
TICKETS BIG BANG! $10-$500 / Showcases $20 or $50

Celebrate the kick-off to the Seattle Dance Season. The annual Fall Kick-Off is one of Velocity’s most high-energy weekends of dance. Each night brings Seattle’s gifted and charismatic artists together to benefit Velocity and celebrate the talent and imagination of Seattle’s dance scene.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday Seattle Dance Showcases re-live the best performance moments of the last season and preview what’s to come. Thursday’s BIG BANG! has Velocity bursting at the seams with live music, dance, film and spectacle 7:30 – 11:30PM. Each night is one-of-a-kind and not to be missed. A benefit for Velocity’s 2014 Programming. More info >>

Daniel Linehan Zombie Aphoria_squareCR Jean Luc TangheVELOCITY OPEN FORUM: THE GOOD LIFE
SEPT 5-14, 2013
All events free unless otherwise noted.

A week of multidisciplinary art, book clubs, workshops, Speakeasy Events and conversations takes place alongside Guest Artist 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. Velocity Open Forums invite one-and-all into open, free-wheeling conversations on issues in contemporary art and society. More info >>

 

Daniel LinehanGUEST ARTIST SERIES:
DANIEL LINEHAN (WA/Belgium)
Not About Everything + The Karaoke Dialogues: Seattle Trial
PERFORMANCES: SEPT 12-14 / 8PM
OPEN FORUM SEPT 5-14
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Avenue
TICKETS $18 / $12 students + seniors / MVP $15

Velocity presents a homecoming for Washington State native and emerging international superstar, Daniel Linehan. Linehan performs his critically acclaimed Not About Everything and leads a 6-day Residency with a cast of Seattle guest artists to create the latest installment of The Karaoke DialoguesMore info >>

Stephanie Skura_ Ian Douglas_72_squareDANCE INNOVATORS IN PERFORMANCE
Part of the 20th Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation (SFDI)
AUG 1 / 8PM
Broadway Performance Hall
 1625 Broadway
TICKETS $12 general
POST-SHOW TALK / 10PM  Velocity

A critical mass of exciting artists who have been dancing everywhere but in the mainstream. Performances by John Jasperse, Sara Shelton Mann, Chris Aiken, Jill Sigman, Louis Gervais, Salt Horse, Karen Nelson + more! More info >>

STRICTLY SEATTLE PERFORMANCES 2013
JULY 26 / 8PM
JULY 27 / 2PM + 8PM
Broadway Performance Hall 1625 Broadway
TICKETS $18 general / $12 students + seniors / $15 MVP

Super-charged new works by zoe | juniper +  KT Niehoff + Marlo Martin + Mark Haim + Ellie Sandstrom + Ricki Mason created during the three-week Strictly Seattle Summer Dance Intensive. More info >>

 

Tiki and Pat Graney editWHAT WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT. . .
STRICTLY SEATTLE EDITION WITH PAT GRANEY
July 21 / 6:30-9:30PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
FREE

In this special Strictly Seattle edition of WWT@WWT@, Strictly Seattle students and attendees engage in constructive dialogue facilitated by Seattle dance legend Pat Graney and hosts Zoe Scofield (zoe | juniper) + Velocity. Created in collaboration with Velocity 2013 A.I.R. zoe | juniper.More info >>

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No one to witness and adjust #4
Open Performance Research + Process
MAY 23-24 / 12-9PM
Velocity Steward Studio 1621 12th Ave
Post-show Q+A with Jeremy M. Barker (NYC)
FREE

Audiences watch zoe | juniper’s research process from the unique perspective of the floor, lying down for an intimate 30 minute experience, surrounded by movement and video. Part of an ongoing series of chamber studies reframing the development process of zoe | juniper’s BeginAgain, commissioned by On the Boards. More info >>

Ezra-Dickinson_CR-Anthony-Rigano_squareMADE IN SEATTLE: EZRA DICKINSON
Mother for you I made this
MAY 6-19 / 7pm Daily
Various Downtown Locations
TICKETS 
$18 / $12 students + seniors

Part performance and part activism, Ezra Dickinson‘s Mother for you I made this is aimed at activating a conversation about the failed mental health care system in America through memories of Dickinson’s childhood as he lived with and unknowingly cared for his schizophrenic mother. More info >>

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SEATTLE YOUTH DANCE COLLECTIVE (SYDC) SHOWING
MAY 11 / 4PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
Suggested Donation $5

Check out new choreographic and collaborative works created by the young members of Seattle Youth Dance Collective with mentorship by SYDC faculty Amy O’Neal and Maya Soto, and guest mentors Tonya Lockyer and KT Niehoff.
More info >>

SS_CR-Adam-SekulerSCUBA 2013
APR 26-28 / 8PM
Velocity Founders Theater
 1621 12th Ave
TICKETS $18 / $15 MVP / $12 students + seniors

“A kind of Whitney Biennial of dance, this mobile showcase taps the country’s best emerging talent . . . and sends them on the road.” – Minnesota Monthly

A weekend of critically acclaimed performances by three nationally emerging talents in contemporary dance including a world premiere by Maureen Whiting, Seattle’s own Shannon Stewart and Philadelphia’s Green Chair Dance GroupMore info >>

mandy greerWHAT WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT. . . WITH MANDY GREER
APR 14 / 6:30-9:30PM
Velocity Founders Studio 1621 12th Ave
FREE

Artists and attendees will engage in constructive dialogue moderated by multidisciplinary artist Mandy GreerZoe Scofield of zoe|juniper and Velocity’s Artistic Director Tonya LockyerCreated in collaboration with 2012 Artist-in-Residence zoe|juniper. More info >>

 

ezra_squareLIFE+ART: LIVING WITH THE MENTALLY ILL
SPEAKEASY CONVERSATION WITH EZRA DICKINSON
APR 14 / 2PM

Velocity Steward Studio 1621 12th Ave
FREE

Ezra Dickinson shares his experience creating solos as gifts for his schizophrenic mother and invites an open community conversation about mental health care and how it impacts our families and society. In conjunction with his upcoming Velocity Made in Seattle premiere Mother for you I made thisMore info >>

rite of spring1THE RITE OF SPRING: VELOCITY’S ANNUAL BASH
Avant-garde Glamour | Dinner + 
Apéritifs | Performance
FRIDAY APR 5 / 6:30PM
415 Westlake
 415 Westlake Ave N

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). More info >>

Jeremy Wade squareGUEST ARTIST SERIES:
JEREMY WADE (BERLIN/NYC)
Fountain
FEB 15 + 16 / 8PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave on Capitol Hill

In his solo Fountain, Bessie Award-winning Jeremy Wade assumes the role of preacher, shaman, and fool, by offering himself as a medium to receive and transform the energy of the theater space taking the audience on an emotional and alchemical journey. Wade’s choreographic technique is a unique encounter of aesthetic, sociological, and neurological dimensions. More info >>

THE BRIDGE PROJECT 2013
FEB 1-3 / 8PM
Velocity Founders Theater
 1621 12th Ave

New works by Amy JohnsonBritt KarhoffChris McCallister and Elia Mrak

The Bridge Project is Velocity’s new works series that challenges 4 of Seattle’s most promising emerging choreographers to create 4 new works in the pressure cooker of just 3 weeks. More info >>

 

HomeBuying_Invite_squareSERVICE + PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:
PLANT YOUR ROOTS: ARTISTS’ FIRST-TIME HOME BUYING

Velocity 1621 12th Ave
REGISTER $8 for Artist Trust Members / $10 for non-Artist Trust Members

Dream about owning your own home someday? It might be easier than you think. Presenters Wendy Ceccherelli (Arthaven), Randy Engstrom (Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs), Garbo Grossman (Homestead Community Land Trust) + Michelle Taul (Directors Mortgage) will walk you through working with a real estate broker, finding property, credit, and alternative means of borrowing money. Presented in partnership with Artist Trust.

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