// Next Fest NW: Disruption //

A New Works Series for Artists in Washington, Idaho, Alaska, Oregon, Montana and B.C.

DEC 1-3, 2017 / 7:30PM
Velocity 1621 12th Ave
$20 ($25 at the door) / $18 under 25 (w/ ID) / $17 MVP / $50 Patron

About the Artists

Angel Langley + Michael O’Neal
Taryn McGovern
Sarah Hogland
Alicia Mullikin
Sean Rosado
Seth Sexton
Alisa Popova
Jordan Macintosh-Hougham (Next writer-in-residence)

More material coming soon.



Disruption, people love to talk about it, but what does it really mean to be disruptive in these times?  Recently an engineer asked me if we had the equivalent of ‘disruption’ in dance. I described a 24-hour improvisation I performed while blindfolded and ear-plugged in response to the Iraq War. I described how contact improvisation changed dance. How even earlier than that Paul Taylor simply stood still on stage for four minutes and received a blank page as a review. More recently, Boris Charmatz took over MOMA with Musee de la Danse to protest the appropriation of dance by the art-industrial-complex. We live in a time of political disruption, or a deep yearning for it.  What alternative do you envision and want to manifest? What do you want to interrupt or change? Collaborations with artists and thinkers from all disciplines are welcome.—TL

2017 Curators: Syniva Whitney, Babette DeLafayette, Kim Lusk, and Tonya Lockyer

Next Fest NW is Velocity’s new works series celebrating what’s happening in contemporary dance, movement-based performance and dance cinema in the region. Next Fest NW was established to support new work and investigate different approaches to dance. Through Next Fest NW, Velocity aims to foster a robust community where artists have access to facilities, support and creative exchange. Proposals for installations, performances, live art and other formats welcome.

Each Next Fest NW presents four to seven artists or collaborative teams, selected through a curated application process, for three public performances. Next Fest NW artists are fully produced at Velocity; receive an artist fee and up to 20 hours of free studio time; and benefit from artistic, promotional, and technical support.

The 2017 call for applications is now closed.

Find out how to support these pieces through the New Dance Initiative.

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