THE FALL KICK-OFF + BIG BANG! 2015
Back by Popular Demand
SEPT 27 / 6-10PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
Celebrate the official kick-off to the vibrant Seattle Dance Season. The Fall Kick-Off + BIG BANG! is one of Velocity’s most high-energy weekends of dance and performance. Each night brings together some of Seattle’s most gifted and charismatic artists to celebrate the talent and innovation of Seattle’s contemporary dance scene. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, re-live the best performance moments of 2015 and preview what’s to come in 2016 in the PNW Dance Platform! And 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!
The all-star line-up features KT Niehoff, Kate Wallich, Cherdonna Shinatra, Coleman Pester, Alice Gosti, Anna Conner, Babette DeLafayette + John Marc Powell, Whim W’Him, Peggy Piacenza, Dylan Ward + Jim Kent, Coriolis, Kim Lusk, Amy Johnson, Jade Solomon Curtis, Dani Tirrell, Molly Scott, Karin Stevens Dance + MORE. Each night is a one-of-a-kind showcase and not to be missed!
THE FALL KICK-OFF / pnw dance platform
“If you’re looking for a sampler of the Seattle dance scene…
you can’t do better than Velocity’s Fall Kick Off!”
– The Seattle Times
THURSDAY / 7PM // Peggy Piacenza / Coriolis / Alice Gosti / Kim Lusk
Kokou Gbakenou / Dylan Ward + Jim Kent
FRIDAY / 7PM // KT Niehoff / Kate Wallich / Cherdonna Shinatra / Whim W’Him
Anna Conner + Co / Amy Johnson (AJnC Dance) / Dani Tirrell
SATURDAY / 7PM // Mary Sheldon Scott / Louis Gervais / Markeith Wiley
Jade Solomon Curtis / Babette DeLafayette + John Marc Powell / Coleman Pester
Karin Stevens Dance / Jurg Koch
SUN SEPT 27 / 6-10PM
“Velocity knows how to get people excited about their dancers. In one room, there were multiple things going on— multiple styles of art, paces, places from which to observe the goings-on.”
— Melody Datz Hansen, The Stranger
SUNDAY / 6-10PM // Modern Recollections / Vanessa DeWolf /AU Collective
Maya Soto + Nico Tower / ilvs strauss / Pol Rosenthal / Mother Tongue / A K Mimi Allin
Owen David / Kelly Morgan / Jan Trumbauer / Ellen Xu / Sam Picart / Lucie Baker
Ryan Vinson / Petra Zanki / Anna Conner + CO / Nathan Blackwell / Elby Brosch
Babette DeLafayette + John Marc Powell / Noelle Chun / Kate Pope / Belle Wolfe
Alyza DPM / Tahni Holt / Markeith Wiley / Seth Sexton / Calie Swedberg / Peter Donnelly
Colleen McNeary / Ashleigh Miller / Alissa Pegram + Elise Landles / The House Of ia
Merso + MORE!
READ Review – “Velocity’s Season is Alive And Kicking” Megan Stevenson. Seattle Dances. October 1, 2015.
READ Preview – “Velocity Dance’s ‘Fall Kick-Off’ a party and a showcase” Michael Upchurch. The Seattle Times. September 22, 2015.
READ Preview – “Velocity Dance Center’s Fall Kick-Off and BIG BANG! September 24-27” Claire Biringer. Vanguard Seattle. September 19, 2015.
The Fall Kick-Off + BIG BANG! is a benefit for Velocity’s 2015-2016 programming, and is made possible thanks to generous support from season sponsors 4Culture, ArtsFund, The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, NEA Art Works, ArtsWA, The Seattle Foundation, The Pruzan Foundation, The Glenn H Kawasaki Foundation, and Media Sponsor KUOW. This year, Velocity is also delighted to partner with CD Forum.
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