// NEXT FEST NW 2014: NEW WEST //

NEXT DANCE CINEMA * SPECIAL EVENTS * INSIGHTSPRESS

 

Velocity presents Next Fest NW: NEW WEST, nine days of performances, screenings, installations and special Speakeasy Series events featuring fresh new voices in contemporary dance from the Pacific Northwest. This year’s festival focus is NEW WEST — examining the evolving 21st century American West.

 

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NEXT DANCE CINEMA // DEC 8 + 9  / 7PM + DEC 13 / 2:30 + 4PM
Northwest Film Forum 1515 12th Ave
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NEXT FEST NW PERFORMANCES // DEC 12 + 13 + 14 / 8PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
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SPEAKEASY SERIES: EL NORTE // DEC 11 / 7PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
FREE + Open to All

SPEAKEASY SERIES: IDENTITY RIOT // DEC 14 / 5:30PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
FREE + Open to All

 

NEXT FEST NW PERFORMANCE

NEXT FEST NW PERFORMANCE
DEC 12 + 13 + 14 / 8PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
TICKETS

“A NW-raised, free-range dance festival . . . A collection of new experiments from an intriguing cross-section of the dance scene.”
— The SunBreak

This year’s festival celebrates what’s happening at the pushing edge of contemporary dance as artists from across the PNW respond to the vibrant culture of the evolving 21st century American West. With new work by Ariana Bird, Anna Conner, Luke Gutgsell, Carl Lawrence, Kim Lusk, Alexandra Maricich + Mariah Martens and Colleen McNeary. 
LEARN MORE about the artists below.

Curated by Tonya Lockyer, Matt Drews, Jim Kent and Marlo Martin.

 

NEXT DANCE CINEMA

NEXT DANCE CINEMA
DEC 8 + 9 / 7PM + DEC 13 / 2:30 + 4PM

Northwest Film Forum 1515 12th Ave
TICKETS

“Packed full of action, from serious to silly, with short films ranging from Seattle to Scotland.”
— Seattle Weekly: The Pick List 2013

Velocity and Northwest Film Forum pair up to offer dance lovers and film lovers alike insight into how contemporary dance cinema continues to expand the possibilities of the screen. The only dance cinema festival in the Northwest, Next Dance Cinema expands this year to include three days of dance films and includes some of the best new dance cinema from around the globe.

See the Next Dance Cinema 2014 line-up! 

Presented in partnership with Northwest Film ForumCurated by Dayna Hanson, Tonya Lockyer, and Courtney Sheenan. Next Dance Cinema was founded in 2006 by Velocity to feature local dance filmmakers.

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

WORKSHOP SERIES: ZOE SCOFIELD
THURS + FRI / DEC 4 + 5 / 12-4PM
Velocity Founders + Kawasaki Studios 1621 12th Ave
REGISTER $65 / DROP-IN $45 / MVP $56

This workshop begins with a technique class and movement experience, then moves into creative process. Starting with a somatic approach to technique, dancers will experience a physically rigorous, deep, and kinesthetically challenging class – a space where product orientated results take rest and active experience reins. Musicality, and visual and physical metaphors, are combined through improvisation and structured forms as a vehicle to surprise and further each dancer’s potential.

 

SPEAKEASY SERIES: EL NORTE
DEC 11 / 7PM
Velocity Dance Center 1621 12th Ave
Free and Open to All

Speakeasy Series: El Norte starts our conversation about the New West with a look to the Old West and to Mexican-American and Latino-American artists working in our community. Dance artists Nancy Blanco and Fausto Rivera host this performance talk and community conversation, with a film screening by Rodrigo Valenzuela. Join us for a discussion centered on artists of the Latino diaspora and their impact/experience on the undeniably shifting culture of our city.

 

SPEAKEASY SERIES: IDENTITY RIOT
DEC 14 / 5:30 PM
Velocity Dance Center 
1621 12th Ave
Free and Open to All

Join us as we examine the New West from the perspective of feminism, riot grrrls and African-American and Pilipino-American dance culture. Hosted by dance artists Cheryl Delostrinos, Kaitlin McCarthy, Jenny Peterson and Dani Tirrell.

 

INSIGHTS

 

ArianaBird_RemediesForAchingBones_Next14_4_web★ With elaborate costume designs and moveable sets, ARIANA BIRD creates a fervent response to the rapidly growing imposition of gender inequality. rememdiesforachingbones.tumblr.com  PRESS

 

 

 

#3Anna Conner_Surrounded in Parts_Next14_web★ Ponderosa Dance Residency (GER) recipient and Velocity Creative Resident, ANNA CONNER’s work is described by Oregon Arts Watch as “toughly erotic choreography with great skill.” Teaming up with musician Bret Gardin of Newaxeyes “Seattle’s most exciting new band (The Stranger),” Conner presents an excerpt of an evening-length work premiering fall of 2015 for Velocity’s Made in Seattle program. annaconnerandco.wordpress.com  PRESS

 

img_8957wb60 LUKE GUTGSELL described as “fascinating to watch as he moves across the stage” by Willamette Week and performer Fatha Green pair Contemporary Dance and Soul Music to create an improvisational event at once improbable and highly intuitive. Gutgsell’s impeccably timed movement meets Fatha Green’s funky and provocative singing with states of ferocity and delicacy. LISTEN to Fatha Green. PRESS

 

 

Carl Lawrence_MakenzieSton_70 CARL LAWRENCE produces an examination of youthful anxieties and the ubiquity of change with a company of young visionaries – performer Matt Drews [Kate Wallich/The YC, The Pendleton House], Sound Designer Cameron Armstrong and Dramaturg Juan Franco. carljlawrence.com PRESS

 

 

 

Kim Lusk_Tommy Lusk_Next14_4_web KIM LUSK, performer with zoe | juniper, presents her Seattle choreographic debut with the high-energy and fast-paced solo work The Full Bounty. Driven by original music that combines let’s-save-the-world-tonight dance beats, marching band brass, and a little bit of country giddy-up, you can expect gusto, magical twists, and at least one cowboy reference.

 

 

M+M2 ALEXANDRA MARICICH + MARIAH MARTENS team up for Ask Me About My Ass, a vivacious, roller blade adventure steeped in pleasure and celebration.

 

 

 

 

NFNW_01★ Seattle artist, COLLEEN MCNEARY, explores vacillating between motherhood and childhood in her new, visually theatrical work Watch me become someone else; the folklore of the feminine. colleenmcneary.com

 

 

 

READ fifteen artists essays in response to this years’ festival theme: “What is the New West?”  on Velocity’s online journal STANCE.

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STANCE What is the New West? 15 Artists Respond, STANCE: journal of choreographic culture, 2014

 

INTERVIEW Tonya Lockyer Talks Next Dance Cinema 2014 City Arts, Jim Demetre, December 8, 2014

 

PREVIEW The New West: Velocity’s Next Fest NW Returns The Capitol Hill Times, Emily Erickson, Dec 1, 2014.

 

STANCE Notes on Next Fest NW 2013 STANCE: journal of choreographic culture, Melissa E. Feldman, January 13, 2014

 

REVIEW Next Fest NW 2013: All about the audience Seattle Dances, Anna Waller, December 16, 2013
 
REVIEW Touched at Velocity’s Next Fest NW Art Nerd Seattle, Jeremy Buben, December 16, 2013
 
REVIEW Blindfolds and Jock Straps at Next Fest NW The Stranger Slog, Melody Datz, December 14, 2013
 
PREVIEW Fantastical dance antics ahead with Lelavision, ‘Next Fest NW’ December 13, 2013
 
PREVIEW Seattle dancers featured at NWFF Seattle Dance Examiner, Rosemary Jones, December 10, 2013
 
PREVIEW A Cinematic Movement SeattleDances, Mariko Nagashima, December 9, 2013
 
PREVIEW Next Dance Cinema — Work from “local superstars” and “Seattle dance luminaries” The Stranger Suggests, David Schmader, December 9, 2013

 

Velocity’s presentation of Next Fest NW 2014: NEW WEST + Next Dance Cinema are made possible by the generous support of 4Culture, ArtsFund, The Office of Arts & Culture,The Seattle Foundation, Pacific Continental Bank and Media Sponsor KUOW.

 

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