DANIELLE AGAMI / ATE9’S CALLING GLENN with wilco’s glenn kotche
GUEST ARTIST SERIES: DANIELLE AGAMI / ATE9
WORLD PREMIERE Calling Glenn with Wilco’s Glenn Kotche
FRI 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 Patron
(Ticket prices not including fees. All tickets are sold through STG.)
WORLD PREMIERE. Israel has long been a hotbed for contemporary dance, with Batsheva Dance Company at its epicenter. Velocity + STG present former Batsheva dancer Danielle Agami’s new work, Calling Glenn, for her Los Angeles 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. Kotche will be performing his original music live in Seattle only.
DANIELLE AGAMI / ATE9 is considered one of America’s most important, emerging dance companies. Agami was a member of Batsheva Dance Company from 2005-2010 under the artistic directorship of Ohad Naharin. She also served as the company’s rehearsal director and in 2009 received the Yair Shapira Prize for Excellence in Dance. Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY, based in Los Angeles, was founded at Velocity Dance Center, and tours internationally.
RUN TIME: 55 MIN NO INTERMISSION
Join Danielle Agami (Artistic Director) and Ate9 company members for special Master Classes inspired by Gaga, Ohad Naharin’s movement language. Gaga is a practice of research and discovery that brings new possibilities and healing to the body through constant and mindful movement. Using imagery to guide students through improvisational tasks, Danielle encourages participants to experience a wide range of sensations from within the body. Class works to foster strength, flexibility, and sensitivity throughout the body and mind. Come get groovy, heal your body, and push your physical limits. Classes are open to dancers and all types of movers alike – new movers, voices, and faces enhance the experience in the studio and bring inspiration. Everyone is encouraged to join!
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
DANIELLE AGAMI, FOUNDER | ARTISTIC DIRECTOR was born in Israel in 1984, where she studied at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance High School and was a member of the Batsheva Dance Company. Between 2007 and 2009, Agami served as the Artistic Director of Batsheva Dancers Create, and functioned as the company’s rehearsal director from 2008-2010. After 8 years with Batsheva, Agami moved to New York to serve as the Senior Manager of Gaga U.S.A.
In 2012 Agami relocated to Seattle, where she founded Ate9—an undertaking that fully realized her artistic voice as a dancer, choreographer, and teacher. “With intriguing imagination, well-developed craft and an eye for nuance, this budding choreographer may surprise us yet.” (Ora Brafman, The Jerusalem Post). Danielle was the grand prize winner of the 2013 & 2014 Annual Choreography Festival at the McCallum Theatre and Dance Magazine’s Top 25 to watch in 2015. In 2016, recognized with the Princess Grace Award for Choreography.
READ Review – ‘After Ate9’s Appearance at Los Angeles Dance Fest in April 2016.’ Jeff Slayton. SeeDance News.
READ Review – “Dancemaker Danielle Agami returns to Seattle with Ate9.” Alice Kaderlan. Seattle Times. June 22, 2015.
READ Review – “Mouth to Mouth Resuscitation!” Marcie Sillman. And Another Thing… June 22, 2015.
READ Review – “Ate9 Dance Company.” Wendy Perron. wendyperron.com. May 26, 2014.
READ Feature – “Ate9’s Danielle Agami doesn’t need a mirror to know what she’s doing.” Victoria Looseleaf. LA Times. April 19, 2014.
“Calling Glenn” is presented by Velocity Dance Center and Seattle Theatre Group, with underwriting from Case van Rij.
This presentation of “Calling Glenn” is made possible thanks to co-comissioners Catharine + Jeffrey Soros and Jill + Bill Steinberg, and generous support from 2017 Velocity Sponsors + Partners: 4 Culture, ArtsFund, The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, The Seattle Foundation, NEA Art Works, The Glenn H Kawasaki Foundation, Jeremy Steward + Eric Hartmann, Barbara Lewis + Joe Cable, and Case van Rij, Seattle Theatre Group, the Consulate General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest, and season supporters and individual donors.
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